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Simply JavaScript: Everything You Need to Learn JavaScript from Scratch


Kevin Yank - 2007
    Learn how easy it is to use JavaScript to solve real-world problems, build smarter forms, track user events (such as mouse clicks and key strokes), and design eye-catching animations. Then move into more powerful techniques using the DOM and Ajax.Learn JavaScript's built-in functions, methods, and properties.Easily integrate JavaScript in your web site.Use JavaScript to validate form entries and interact with your users.Understand how to respond to user events.Create animations that bring your web site to life.Start programming using the DOM and Ajax.Unlike other JavaScript books, modern best practices such as progressive enhancement, accessibility and unobtrusive scripting are used from the very beginning. All the code in the book is also cross-browser compatible and downloadable for free, so you can get started instantly!

Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide


Charles Wyke-Smith - 2005
    Stylin with CSS teaches you everything you need to know start using CSS in your web development work, from the basics of markup of your content and styling text, through to creating multi-column page layouts without the use of tables. Learn how to create interface components, such as drop-down menus, navigation links, and animated graphical buttons, using only CSS no JavaScript required. Discover how to design code that will work on the latest standard-compliant browsers, while working around the quirks of the older browsers. With a mastery of CSS, your web design capabilities will move to a new level, and everything you need to know to get your started and build your skills is right here in this book. You ll be stylin in no time!"

JavaScript Enlightenment


Cody Lindley - 2012
    In this concise book, JavaScript expert Cody Lindley (jQuery Cookbook) provides an accurate view of the language by examining its objects and supporting nuances.Libraries and frameworks help you build web applications quickly and efficiently, but when things go wrong or performance becomes an issue, knowing how and why they work is critical. If you're ready to go under the hood and get your hands dirty with JavaScript internals, this is your book. Get a short and digestible summary of ECMA-262, Edition 3, backed by real code you can run instantly Examine the creation of JavaScript objects Learn complex values, primitive values, scope, and inheritance Understand the importance of the head object Work with string, number, and Boolean objects and values Discover how to use the null value and the built-in math object Get into the details--beyond Mozilla's reference guide for JavaScript 1.5

CSS Cookbook


Christopher Schmitt - 2004
    But first, you have to get past CSS theory and resolve real-world problems.For those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project, "CSS Cookbook" provides hundreds of practical examples with CSS code recipes that you can use immediately to format your web pages. Arranged in a quick-lookup format for easy reference, the second edition has been updated to explain the unique behavior of the latest browsers: Microsoft's IE 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 1.5. Also, the book has been expanded to cover the interaction of CSS and images and now includes more recipes for beginning CSS users. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables you to customize the formatting for your specific needs. With topics that range from basic web typography and page layout to techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables, this book is a must-have companion, regardless of your experience with Cascading Style Sheets.

Dom Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model


Jeremy Keith - 2005
    This is a book for web designers. Specifically, this book is intended for standards-aware designers who are comfortable using CSS and XHTML. If that sounds like you, read on... This book is made up of equal parts code and concepts. Don't be frightened by the code: I know it might look intimidating at first, but once you've grasped the concepts behind the code, you'll find yourself reading and writing in a new language. Learning a programming language might seem like a scary prospect, but it needn't be. DOM Scripting might appear to be more verbose than, say, CSS, but once you've got the hang of the syntax, you'll find yo- self armed with a powerful web development tool. In any case, the code is there simply to illustrate the concepts. I'll let you in on a secret: nobody memorizes all the syntax and keywords that are part and parcel of any programming language. That's what reference books are for. This isn't a reference book. I'm going to cover the bare minimum of syntax required to get up and running with JavaScript. I'm really going to focus on the ideas behind DOM Scripting. A lot of these ideas might already be familiar to you: graceful degradation, progressive enhancement, and user-centered design are important concepts in any aspect of front-end web development.

Cocoa Design Patterns


Erik M. Buck - 2009
    Although Cocoa is indeed huge, once you understand the object-oriented patterns it uses, you'll find it remarkably elegant, consistent, and simple. Cocoa Design Patterns begins with the mother of all patterns: the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, which is central to all Mac and iPhone development. Encouraged, and in some cases enforced by Apple's tools, it's important to have a firm grasp of MVC right from the start. The book's midsection is a catalog of the essential design patterns you'll encounter in Cocoa, including Fundamental patterns, such as enumerators, accessors, and two-stage creation Patterns that empower, such as singleton, delegates, and the responder chain Patterns that hide complexity, including bundles, class clusters, proxies and forwarding, and controllers And that's not all of them! Cocoa Design Patterns painstakingly isolates 28 design patterns, accompanied with real-world examples and sample code you can apply to your applications today. The book wraps up with coverage of Core Data models, AppKit views, and a chapter on Bindings and Controllers. Cocoa Design Patterns clearly defines the problems each pattern solves with a foundation in Objective-C and the Cocoa frameworks and can be used by any Mac or iPhone developer.

jQuery: Novice to Ninja


Earle Castledine - 2010
    In this question-and-answer book on jQuery, you'll find a cookbook of ready-to-go solutions to help breathe life into your web page. Topics covered include: - Scrolling, Resizing and Animating Webpage elements - Backgrounds, Slideshows, and Crossfaders - Menus, Tabs, and Panels - Buttons, Fields, and Controls - Lists, Trees, and Tables - Frames, Windows, and Dialogs - Adding interactivity with Ajax - Using the jQuery User Interface Themeroller - Writing your own jQuery plug-ins All code used to create each solution is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.

Web Development with Node and Express: Leveraging the JavaScript Stack


Ethan Brown - 2014
    In this hands-on guide, author Ethan Brown teaches you the fundamentals through the development of a fictional application that exposes a public website and a RESTful API. You'll also learn web architecture best practices to help you build single-page, multi-page, and hybrid web apps with Express.Express strikes a balance between a robust framework and no framework at all, allowing you a free hand in your architecture choices. With this book, frontend and backend engineers familiar with JavaScript will discover new ways of looking at web development.Create webpage templating system for rendering dynamic dataDive into request and response objects, middleware, and URL routingSimulate a production environment for testing and developmentFocus on persistence with document databases, particularly MongoDBMake your resources available to other programs with RESTful APIsBuild secure apps with authentication, authorization, and HTTPSIntegrate with social media, geolocation, and other third-party servicesImplement a plan for launching and maintaining your appLearn critical debugging skillsThis book covers Express 4.0.

Programming the World Wide Web


Robert W. Sebesta - 2001
    'Programming The World Wide Web', written by bestselling author, Robert Sebesta, provides a comprehensive introduction to the programming tools and skills required for building and maintaining server sites on the Web.

Learning PHP and MySQL


Michele E. Davis - 2006
    When working hand-in-hand, they serve as the standard for the rapid development of dynamic, database-driven websites. This combination is so popular, in fact, that it's attracting manyprogramming newbies who come from a web or graphic design background and whose first language is HTML. If you fall into this ever-expanding category, then this book is for you."Learning PHP and MySQL" starts with the very basics of the PHP language, including strings and arrays, pattern matching and a detailed discussion of the variances in different PHP versions. Next, it explains how to work with MySQL, covering information on SQL data access for language and data fundamentals like tables and statements.Finally, after it's sure that you've mastered these separate concepts, the book shows you how to put them together to generate dynamic content. In the process, you'll also learn about error handling, security, HTTP authentication, and more.If you're a hobbyist who is intimidated by thick, complex computer books, then this guide definitely belongs on your shelf. "Learning PHP and MySQL" explains everything--from basic concepts to the nuts and bolts of performing specific tasks--in plain English.Part of O'Reilly's bestselling Learning series, the book is an easy-to-use resource designed specifically for newcomers. It's also a launching pad for future learning, providing you with a solid foundation for more advanced development.

HTML Pocket Reference


Jennifer Niederst Robbins - 1999
    In this pocket reference, Jennifer Niederst, the author of the best-selling Web Design in a Nutshell, delivers a concise guide to every HTML tag.Each tag entry includes:Detailed information on the tag's attributes Support information on browsers such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, and WebTV HTML 4.0 support information, including whether the tag is deprecated in the current spec In addition to tag-by-tag descriptions, you'll find useful charts on such topics as:Character entities Decimal-to-hexadecimal conversions Color names Niederst also provides context for the tags, indicating which tags are grouped together and bare-bones examples of how standard web page elements are constructed.This pocket reference is targeted at web designers and web authors and is likely to be the most dog-eared book on every web professional's desk.

Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement


Aaron Gustafson - 2011
    If you aren't already using progressive enhancement to build websites, you soon will be." —Jeremy Keith, Author, HTML5 for Web Designers"Finally. Progressive enhancement explained with a perfect balance of theory and practice. Aaron's take-aways will have you progressively-enhancing your markup, style and behavior with ease." —Dan Cederholm, Author, CSS3 For Web Designers"With this forward-thinking book Aaron shows us that anyone can produce accessible, engaging web experiences without sacrificing their ambitions. Through progressive enhancement, he'll show you how to bring designs to life without compromising the integrity of content. I've been learning from Aaron for many years, and suggest you do the same." —Simon Collison, Co-author, CSS Mastery"You hear the term 'Progressive Enhancement' bandied about as a good thing, and it absolutely is. However, few resources cover the breadth of the topic as well as this book does. Adaptive Web Design includes some of the best and broadest coverage in an easy-to-read and well-structured book." —Jonathan Snook, Co-author, The Art and Science of CSS

More Eric Meyer on CSS (Voices That Matter)


Eric A. Meyer - 2004
    Meyer has picked up where Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design left off. He has compiled 10 new, highly useful projects designed to encourage you to incorporate CSS into your sites and take advantage of the design flexibility, increased accessibility, decreased page weight, and cool visual effects CSS offers. Each project is laid out in an easy-to-follow, full color format complete with notes, warnings, and sidebars to help you learn through example rather than theory. Some of the concepts covered include: • Converting an HTML-based design to a pure positioning layout • Styling a photo gallery • Using background images to achieve cross-browser translucency effects • Using lists of links to create tabs and drop down menus without the use of JavaScript • Styling weblog entries, and placing them in a full-page design • Creating a design for the CSS Zen Garden

Html5: Up and Running: Dive Into the Future of Web Development


Mark Pilgrim - 2010
    This book provides practical information about how and why the latest version of this markup language will significantly change the way you develop for the Web.HTML5 is still evolving, yet browsers such as Safari, Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome already support many of its features -- and mobile browsers are even farther ahead. HTML5: Up & Running carefully guides you though the important changes in this version with lots of hands-on examples, including markup, graphics, and screenshots. You'll learn how to use HTML5 markup to add video, offline capabilities, and more -- and you'll be able to put that functionality to work right away.Learn new semantic elements, such as,, andMeet Canvas, a 2D drawing surface you can program with JavaScriptEmbed video in your web pages without third-party pluginsUse Geolocation to let web application visitors share their physical locationTake advantage of local storage capacity that goes way beyond cookiesBuild offline web applications that work after network access is disconnectedLearn about several new input types for web formsCreate your own custom vocabularies in HTML5 with microdata

Sexy Web Design


Elliott Jay Stocks - 2008
    You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design.Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all.Throughout, the focus is on simple and practical techniques that anyone can use - you don't need to have gone to art school or have artistic flair to create stunning designs using the methods outlined in this book.The book's full-color layout and large format (8" x 10") make Sexy Web Design a pleasure to read.Master key web interface design principles Design amazing web interfaces from scratch Create beautiful, yet functional, web sites Unleash your artistic talents And much more Who should read this book? Whether you're completely new to web design, a seasoned pro looking for inspiration, or a developer wanting to improve your sites' aesthetics, there's something for everyone here.How? Because instead of trying to cover every possible area of creating a web site, we've focused purely on the design stage; that is, everything that happens before a single line of code is written.However, great design is more than just aesthetics. Long before we open our graphics program of choice, we'll be conducting research, dealing with clients, responding to briefs, sketching out sitemaps, planning information architecture, moving from doodles to diagrams, exploring different ways of interactivity, and building upon design traditions.But ultimately, you'll be finding out how to create web sites that look drop-dead gorgeous.