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

This book is great for jQuery beginners, esp. if the only thing you know is html/css and are looking for some “recipes” for jQuery to plugin to your site. Overall the book is organized well, with “lab” type hands-on exercises that will help the reader understand the concepts. It is a book that is definitely geared towards designers, and not developers who might like to see more information on the Domain Object Model and the underpinnings of jQuery.

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.

This book was just what I needed. I have some experience with html and css but have been totally baffled by javascript. The author explains javascript and how to use it in very simple, easy-to-understand language…The author walks you through each step and includes all the code, so she makes it easy to actually produce some great-looking effects–scroll bars, tabbed folders, FAQ pages.

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