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“…inside it’s beautifully designed, clearly laid out, and adds plenty of visual examples alongside the instructive text…” (Web User, August 2014)
From the Back Cover
Learn How To
Make your sites more interactive
Use jQuery to simplify your code
Recreate popular web techniques
Slideshows and lightboxes
Improved forms and validation
Using Ajax, APIs, and JSON Filtering, searching, and sorting
Plus bonus reference materials
From the author of the best–selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites www.htmlandcssbook.comSee all Product Description
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After writing to Nick Mannion at Wiley Publishing last week I'm happy to say my copy was promptly replaced with a new hard cover copy. I can safely say the response has been five-star.
As someone who has done a fair amount of programming I found the book easy to follow, although the nature of the material means there is a fair amount of theory to take on board before you can do anything useful. For those starting programming there are some useful and well-illustrated pages explaining basic programming concepts.
The accompanying website has the code snippets for download but if there is any additional content, I haven't found it. I would have liked to have seen more there - after all, its what the book is about - and I would still have splashed out for the paper copy.
I hope Jon Duckett is planning more books. I'd buy one on Java.
Only four stars because the binding of the book is desperately poor. After a week a chunk of pages started coming out. Returning to Amazon for a swap and I hope to be luckier with the next one. I wonder if the hardback version suffers from the same problem.
One of the features that stands out for me is for each example in the book it gives you a written description, flow diagram, code (with comments) and also example files that you can download, so if you have trouble reading laborious written descriptions of what the code is doing and rather just view it diagrammatically you can.
This one is definitely a keeper.
Disclosure stuff: I was sent a free copy of this by the publishers. From 2000-2002 I worked with its author. I currently work with Mathias Bynens, the book’s technical reviewer (but didn’t know this until after reading it).
The book looks beautiful. High quality paper, colour images, with real care and attention lavished on the layout and the words. I’m no quivering aethete designer, but I found it pleasurable to read even though it’s a weighty 600 page tome. Each page (or spread) is its own discrete infolump so it’s easy to out down and come back to.
It starts light – defining events, objects, methods and properties, showing the relationship between HTML, CSS and JS, and with a section on Progressive Enhancement (hoorah). However, I was slightly peturbed that the first worked example uses document.write.Read more ›
The colour pages have a quality feel to them. The only issue I had with this book was the binding. If you bust the spine, the pages will come out so look after it.
I hope the author does a new version in years to come.
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A fantastically put together book, easy for a complete beginner to get through at a perfect pace. Explains everything that you need to know to go from beginner to professional in a... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ben Campbell
Very good book for beginners. Code examples are very usefull in practice.Published 15 days ago by Mantas Jocius
As someone getting into creating my own websites I found this book a breath of fresh air. The book is very colourful. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Emma
A good read, with very clear examples. Great for beginners and intermediate.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer