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Press Release: March 10, 2010

jQuery: Novice to Ninja--New from SitePoint

Sebastopol, CA—What do WordPress, Digg and Google have in common?

They all rely on the jQuery JavaScript library to speed up their website development and power interactive features on their websites.

jQuery: Novice to Ninja (SitePoint, $39.95 USD) is a groundbreaking new book that teaches Developers how to unleash the amazing power that jQuery offers.

Readers of the book will learn how to:

  • instantly transform page elements with cross-browser compatible effects
  • speed up page load times by using jQuery hosted on Google's content delivery network
  • create clever animations that attract visitor's attention
  • create lightboxes to capture visitors email addresses
  • build slideshows and iPhoto-like widgets
  • create expandable/collapsible navigation menus
  • validate forms, improve form usability and offer auto-completion

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About the Authors
Sporting a Masters in Information Technology and a lifetime of experience on the Web of Hard Knocks, Earle Castledine (aka Mr. Speaker) is a world-renowned expert on the jQuery framework. When not conducting countless web-based experiments, he's sharing his expertise to audiences all over the globe.

Craig Sharkie started his jQuery journey as a fine arts graduate turned programmer, working with some of the Web's biggest names, including AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Craig discovered JavaScript in 1995 and was an evangelist for the "good parts" before Douglas Crockford coined the term. He now brings that extensive experience to jQuery.

Additional Resources
For more information about this book, as well as four free sample chapters consisting of 150 pages of content, see:

jQuery: Novice to Ninja
Publisher: SitePoint
Earl Castledine
ISBN: 9780980576856, 300 pages,
Book Price: $39.95 USD

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