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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition - Fourth Edition

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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition - Fourth Edition

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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To complete these exercises, you will need the index.html file for this chapter, as well as the finished JavaScript code as found in complete.js. These files can be downloaded from the Packt Publishing web site at

The challenge exercises may require the use of the official jQuery documentation at

  1. Modify the table row striping routine so that it gives no class to the first row, a class of alt to the second row, and a class of alt-2 to the third row. Repeat this pattern for every set of three rows in a section.

  2. Create a new selector plugin called :containsExactly() that selects elements with text content that exactly matches what is put inside the parentheses.

  3. Use this new :containsExactly() selector to rewrite the filtering code from Listing 9.3.

  4. Create a new DOM traversal plugin method called .grandparent() that moves from an element or elements to their grandparent elements in the DOM.

  5. Challenge: Using, paste...