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

…If you’re a total beginner or somebody who’e been using jQuery plug ins but have trouble making them work and you have no clue how they work you will enjoy this book. The author thoughtfully crafted a book that’s easy for a designer to understand the subject, starting with the basics of Javascript and from then on she covers plug ins that you’ll probably use at some point, such as lightbox, slideshow, form-enhancer. The writing style is clear and friendly and I found the examples easy to follow.

The first thing you’ll notice about Natalie MacLees’ jQuery for Designers […], is her gentle yet confident voice. She assumes very little experience with coding, but is never condescending or “cute” like some beginning tech books. Each chapter of JFD takes the reader/student through a collection of jQuery scripts that accomplish various tasks that one uses in the “real world”. From tarting up links, through slideshows and tabs to an excellent chapter on forms, she writes as if she’s sitting next to the reader offering patient guidance as you discover the power of jQuery.

For designers who aren’t familiar with JavaScript, never mind jQuery, the book provides an excellent, gentle introduction to what JavaScript is, how it interacts with CSS and HTML, and what you can do with it….As a guide to jQuery for designers, jQuery for Designers Beginner’s Guide is a great introduction, with plenty of recipes for common tasks a web designer might need jQuery to do to enhance a website.

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