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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition

By : Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer
Book Image

Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition

By: Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer

Overview of this book

To build interesting, interactive sites, developers are turning to JavaScript libraries such as jQuery to automate common tasks and simplify complicated ones. Because many web developers have more experience with HTML and CSS than with JavaScript, the library's design lends itself to a quick start for designers with little programming experience. Experienced programmers will also be aided by its conceptual consistency. LearningjQuery - Fourth Edition is revised and updated version of jQuery. You will learn the basics of jQuery for adding interactions and animations to your pages. Even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled, this book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features. Starting with an introduction to jQuery, you will first be shown how to write a functioning jQuery program in just three lines of code. Learn how to add impact to your actions through a set of simple visual effects and to create, copy, reassemble, and embellish content using jQuery's DOM modification methods. The book will take you through many detailed, real-world examples, and even equip you to extend the jQuery library itself with your own plug-ins.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Learning jQuery Fourth Edition
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Chapter 10. Advanced Events

To build interactive web applications, we need to observe the user's activities and respond to them. We have seen that jQuery's event system can make this task easy, and in the chapters so far we have used this event system many times.

In Chapter 3, Handling Events, we touched upon a number of features that jQuery provides for reacting to events. In this more advanced chapter, we will cover:

  • Event delegation, and the challenges it presents

  • Performance pitfalls associated with certain events, and how to address them

  • Custom events that we define ourselves

  • The special event system that jQuery uses internally for sophisticated interactions