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

Natalie MacLees does a brilliant job of getting the momentum going and teaching you the essentials and best practices to make your way into this critical part of the web today. She doesn’t waste her time with diatribes, and instead focuses on teaching the fundamentals and critical time-saving methodologies — like employing plug-ins in your projects.

If you’re a hardcore coder this is probably NOT the book for you (unless you’re like me and seeking a frame of reference). However, if you’re a DESIGNER, like it says, I think the book is perfect. It has just enough code to get you moving forward and some good how-to’s on shortcuts using plugins to get the effect you want…It’s a very practical book and sets out to help designers actually use jQuery as opposed to getting beyond what they need to get the job done in most cases.

As an absolutely beginner with no knowledge in JavaScript, I find this book highly valuable. I was able to follow step by step in an easy format. This 332 pages book was very detailed, thorough and had lots of examples. I highly recommend this book for beginners and/or those who is looking to freshen their skills. This book is definitely a keeper.

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