jQuery for Designers

Now in its second edition! A gentle introduction to JavaScript and jQuery for non-coders.

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Non-scary

Steps you through each task and provides helpful information to take the anxiety out of learning to code.

Just for Designers

Clear and concise, design-centric tutorials teach you jQuery without getting bogged down in jargon.

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jQuery for Designers is a gentle and approachable introduction to learning to create interactive page elements with jQuery.

Praise for the First Edition

jQuery is very powerful and popular, but it can be a bit overwhelming to try to get started on your own. This book can help you get your feet wet. It’s a nice, friendly book to explain how to get started using jQuery. It is filled with lots of easy, useful examples. You’ll learn how simple it can be to add powerful functionality to your websites. And the really nice thing about this book is the author’s passion for accessibility. You know you will be learning how to use jQuery properly.

…jQuery for Designers is a friendly, plainspoken tutorial on how to use some simple jQuery plugins – in short, little code-laden gadgets programmed by someone else and available for free – in a web page, and how to customize them to your liking. A great book for freelance web designers who are asked to take care of the programming as well as the graphics, even if you hate coding as much as I do. Keep this book by your side and you’ll be able to design slide shows, photo galleries, dropdown menus, navigation tags, you name it. All very easy to follow and non-scary. A worthwhile investment!

I found Natalie’s book very easy to follow and digest. I have had some prior experience with jQuery but I can see why this book would be very accessible for any non-programmer. The examples were clear and just detailed enough to be effective but not too extended. The step-by-step nature of the writing breaks the material up into bite-sized chunks and makes it easy to grasp. If you are looking for a book to learn jQuery by, you would not go wrong by choosing this book. It is complete, concise and conversational in tone. I recommend it without reservation.

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