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Learning jQuery 3 - Fifth Edition

By : Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg
Book Image

Learning jQuery 3 - Fifth Edition

By: Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg

Overview of this book

If you are a web developer and want to create web applications that look good, are efficient, have rich user interfaces, and integrate seamlessly with any backend using AJAX, then this book is the ideal match for you. We’ll show you how you can integrate jQuery 3.0 into your web pages, avoid complex JavaScript code, create brilliant animation effects for your web applications, and create a flawless app. We start by configuring and customising the jQuery environment, and getting hands-on with DOM manipulation. Next, we’ll explore event handling advanced animations, creating optimised user interfaces, and building useful third-party plugins. Also, we'll learn how to integrate jQuery with your favourite back-end framework. Moving on, we’ll learn how the ECMAScript 6 features affect your web development process with jQuery. we’ll discover how to use the newly introduced JavaScript promises and the new animation API in jQuery 3.0 in great detail, along with sample code and examples. By the end of the book, you will be able to successfully create a fully featured and efficient single page web application and leverage all the new features of jQuery 3.0 effectively.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


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

  1. Create new plugin methods called .slideFadeIn() and .slideFadeOut(), combining the opacity animations of .fadeIn() and .fadeOut() with the height animations of .slideDown() and .slideUp().
  2. Extend the customizability of the .shadow() method so that the z-index of the cloned copies can be specified by the plugin user.
  3. Add a new submethod called isOpen to the tooltip widget. This submethod should return true if the tooltip is currently displayed and false otherwise.
  1. Add code that listens for the tooltipopen event that our widget fires and logs a message to the console.
  2. Challenge: Provide an alternative content option for the tooltip widget that fetches the content of the page that an anchor's href points to via Ajax, and displays that content as the tooltip text.
  3. Challenge: Provide a new effect option for the tooltip widget that, if specified, applies the named jQuery UI effect (such...