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Article No. 1284 August 4, 2014

Flipping Through JavaScript & jQuery

In his new book JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development, Jon Duckett compares a script to a recipie. "By following the instructions in a recipe, one-by-one in the order set out, cooks can create a dish they have never made before," he writes. "Some scripts are simple and only deal with one individual scenario, like a simple recipe for a basic dish. Other scripts can perform may tasks, like a recipe for a complicated three-course meal."

Duckett goes on to point out that, like cooking, if you are new to programming, there is a lot of new terminology to absorb. In an effort to make a whole lot of information absoption more engaging, the book gives goes into great detail about how JavaScript can be used to make websites more interactive, interesting, and user-friendly in one beautifully designed book. To give you a better idea of just how pretty it is, we put together this first-hand look:

 

Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from JavaScript & JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development by Jon Duckett. Copyright © 2014.

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I have just started with UX job at an IT firm. Now I have realised that wireframes and page or layer based prototypes are not enough sometimes to comeup with great idea. Even if it is enough to convey your idea then also you need to know that what is possible and feasible for a particular solution. Because in tough deadlines designer can't suggest something which takes more time or difficult for a coder to convert into code. I'm novice in programing languages and facinated about javascript and j-query. Is this book writen for designers or coders? Can I learn it from basics? What are the prerequisite to get the most from this book.

Nice.

 

Want to read this book.

 

Thanks

Shrinivas Nirale

I want one !!