|jQuery: Visual QuickStart Guide
Author: Steven Holzner
The organisation of the book is logical and appropriate:
1. Essential jQuery
2. Selecting Elements the jQuery Way
3. Working with Elements the jQuery Way
4. Working with Events
5. Visual Effects and Animation
6. The jQuery Utility Functions
7. Jumping into Ajax
8. Using the Full Power of Ajax
9. Using the jQuery Widgets
Some aspects of the jQuery UI extensions are covered in the Widgets and in the chapter on animation but it fails to make clear how important the style sheets are in the workings of the Widgets or how best to customise them. This is a difficult area to get right unless you follow the basic idea that the style sheet can be overridden using a set of regular class names.
As a cookbook it isn't bad and you should be able to use it to find out how to do the basic tasks that jQuery is often used for but donâ€™t expect it to show you anything "off the beaten track".
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 January 2012 )