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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

By : Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg, jQuery Foundation
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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

By: Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg, jQuery Foundation

Overview of this book

If you are looking for a comprehensive reference guide to this popular JavaScript library, this book and eBook is for you. To make optimal use of jQuery, it's good to keep in mind the breadth of capabilities it provides. You can add dynamic, interactive elements to your sites with reduced development time using jQuery.Revised and updated for version 1.4 of jQuery, this book offers an organized menu of every jQuery method, function, and selector. Each method and function is introduced with a summary of its syntax and a list of its parameters and return value, followed by a discussion, with examples where applicable, to assist in getting the most out of jQuery and avoiding the pitfalls commonly associated with JavaScript and other client-side languages.In this book you will be provided information about the latest features of jQuery that include Sizzle Selector, Native event delegation, Event triggering, DOM manipulation, and many more. You won't be confined to built-in functionality, you'll be able to examine jQuery's plug-in architecture and we discuss both how to use plug-ins and how to write your own. If you're already familiar with JavaScript programming, this book will help you dive right into advanced jQuery concepts. You'll be able to experiment on your own, trusting the pages of this book to provide information on the intricacies of the library, where and when you need it.This book is a companion to Learning jQuery 1.3. Learning jQuery 1.3 begins with a tutorial to jQuery, where the authors share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine.jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide digs deeper into the library, taking you through the syntax specifications and following up with detailed discussions. You'll discover the untapped possibilities that jQuery 1.4 makes available, and polish your skills as you return to this guide time and again.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Useful blogs

New techniques and features are always being developed and introduced for any living technology. Staying on top of innovations can be made easier by checking in with these sources of web development news from time to time.

The jQuery blog

John Resig and other contributors to the official jQuery blog post announcements about new versions and other initiatives among the project team, as well as occasional tutorials and editorial pieces:

Learning jQuery

Karl Swedberg runs this blog for jQuery tutorials, techniques, and announcements. Guest authors include jQuery team members Mike Alsup and Brandon Aaron:

jQuery for Designers

This blog by Remy Sharp offers a number of tutorials and screencasts aimed primarily at designers who want to leverage the power of jQuery:


This frequently-updated blog begun by Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith provides a tremendous amount of news and features and the occasional tutorial about JavaScript:

John Resig

The creator of jQuery, John Resig, discusses advanced JavaScript topics on his personal blog:

JavaScript Ant

This site contains a repository of articles pertaining to JavaScript and its usage in modern web browsers, as well as an organized list of JavaScript resources found elsewhere on the Web:

Robert's talk

Robert Nyman writes about developing for the Internet, especially client-side scripting:


Jonathan Snook's general programming/web-development blog has a number of useful articles on advanced JavaScript and CSS techniques:

Paul Irish

Paul Irish writes about jQuery, JavaScript, and cutting-edge web development topics:


The blog of Nicholas C. Zakas contains reviews and articles on web site performance, JavaScript, and other web-related topics:

I Can't

Three sites by Christian Heilmann provide blog entries, sample code, and lengthy articles related to JavaScript and web development:

DOM scripting

Jeremy Keith's blog picks up where the popular DOM scripting book leaves off—a fantastic resource for unobtrusive JavaScript:

Steve Souders

Author of the acclaimed books High Performance Websites and Even Faster Websites Steve Souders posts the results of his research on performance-related issues on his web site:

As days pass by

Stuart Langridge experiments with advanced use of the browser DOM:

A List Apart

A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content with a special focus on web standards and best practices: