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jQuery and JavaScript Phrasebook

By Brad Dayley

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional

Published Date: Nov 26, 2013


jQuery and JavaScript Phrasebook brings together 100+ instantly useful code snippets and idioms for performing a wide spectrum of common web application tasks.

This hands-on guide gets straight to the essence of what’s useful in jQuery and JavaScript, and what you need to know to build new web solutions or migrate existing sites to jQuery.


jQuery & JavaScript Phrasebook presents carefully tested, flexible, adaptable code — all organized for quick lookup and easy use. Coverage ranges from the basics to advanced jQuery capabilities, including jQueryUI widgets and mobile development. Coverage includes:

  • Basics, including selecting and manipulating HTML elements with jQuery Selector
  • Dynamically manipulating CSS values
  • Handling browser and DOM events
  • Performing validation
  • Server communication
  • REST, PHP, MySQL, AJAX, and JSON/XML data
  • Positioning web page elements and making them interactive
  • Using animation and other special effects

Table of Contents

     1    Jumping into jQuery, JavaScript, and the World of Dynamic Web Development

     2    Using the JavaScript Language

     3    Interacting with the Browser

     4    Accessing HTML Elements

     5    Manipulating the jQuery Object Set

     6    Capturing and Using Browser and  User Events

     7    Manipulating Web Page Elements Dynamically

     8    Manipulating Web Page Layout Dynamically

     9    Dynamically Working With Form Elements

     10   Building Web Page Content Dynamically

     11   Adding jQuery UI Elements

     12   Animation and other Special Effects

     13   Using AJAX to Communicate with Web Servers and Web Services

     14   Implementing Mobile Web Sites with jQuery



jQuery and JavaScript Phrasebook

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