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jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile


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Preface xix Acknowledgments xxiii About the Author xxv Part I: Core 1 Chapter 1: Getting Started with jQuery 3 Recipe: Introducing the Basic Usage of jQuery 3 Recipe: Using jQuery with Other Libraries 6 Recipe: Determining the jQuery Version 7 Recipe: Iterating Arrays with each() 8 Recipe: Manipulating Arrays by Using map() 9 Recipe: Working with Arrays of Elements 10 Recipe: Getting the Position of an Element by Using index() 12 Recipe: Finding Elements in an Array by Using grep() 13 Recipe: Determining the Size of an Element Set by Using length() 14 Recipe: Retrieving HTML5 data- Attributes 15 Recipe: Storing Element Data by Using data() 16 Recipe: Removing Element Data by Using removeData() 18 Recipe: Testing and Manipulating Variables 19 Recipe: Extending Objects by Using extend() 22 Recipe: Serializing the Data in a Form 24 Recipe: Testing Browsers for Feature Support 25 Summary 26 Chapter 2: Selecting Elements 27 Recipe: Combining Two Element Sets by Using add() 27 Recipe: Refining the Selection by Using filter() 28 Recipe: Selecting Descendants by Using find() and children() 29 Recipe: Selecting Elements by Using has() and Testing by Using is() 31 Recipe: Selecting Form Elements by Using Pseudo-Selectors 32 Recipe: Nesting Selectors 33 Recipe: Emulating a CSS Hover Selector 34 Recipe: Selecting on Text by Using contains() 35 Example: Highlighting a Single Word 36 Recipe: Creating Custom Selectors 37 Recipe: Scoping the Selection Context 39 Summary 40 Chapter 3: Modifying the Page 41 Recipe: Adding Classes 41 Example: Removing Classes 42 Recipe: Generating Class Names 43 Recipe: Changing Properties and Attributes 45 Recipe: Changing the HTML Contained within an Element 46 Recipe: Adding Content by Using append() and appendTo() 48 Example: Appending the Outcome of a Function 49 Recipe: Adding Content by Using prepend() and prependTo() 50 Recipe: Generating HTML Dynamically by Using jQuery 51 Recipe: Attaching and Detaching Elements 53 Recipe: Copying Elements by Using clone() 54 Recipe: Inserting Elements at Specific Positions 56 Example: Moving Items Up and Down the List 58 Recipe: Removing Elements 60 Recipe: Wrapping and Unwrapping Elements 61 Summary 64 Chapter 4: Listening and Responding to Events 65 Recipe: Listening to Mouse Events 65 Example: Drawing on a Canvas 67 Recipe: Listening to Keyboard Events 69 Recipe: Listening to Form Events 70 Recipe: Listening to Scroll Events 72 Recipe: Adding Central Event Listeners by Using live() and die() 73 Recipe: Delegating Events to Specific Ancestor Elements by Using delegate() 75 Recipe: Changing the Execution Context of a Function by Using proxy() 78 Summary 80 Chapter 5: Communicating with the Server 81 Recipe: Setting Up an Example Server in Node.js 81 Recipe: Performing a GET Request 83 Recipe: Loading HTML Directly 85 Recipe: Handling the Result by Using Promises 86 Recipe: Handling Server Errors 87 Recipe: Catching Page-not-Found Results 89 Recipe: Handling Page Redirects 90 Recipe: Setting Request Timeouts 91 Recipe: Passing HTTP Headers 93 Example: Validating Form Input on the Server Side 94 Recipe: Loading XML 96 Recipe: Listening to AJAX Events 97 Recipe: Reading JSONP from an External Server 98 Summary 100 Part II: UI 101 Chapter 6: Interacting with the User 103 Downloading and Installing jQuery UI 103 Recipe: Dragging Elements 104 Recipe: Dropping Elements 111 Recipe: Changing the Order of Elements by Using Sortable 116 Example: Sorting Elements in a Tree Structure 123 Recipe: Selecting Elements in an Unordered List 124 Example: Selecting Elements in a Tree Structure 128 Recipe: Resizing Elements 130 Summary 134 Chapter 7: Interacting with Widgets 135Recipe: Grouping Content by Using the Accordion 135 Recipe: Suggesting Input Values by Using Autocomplete 142 Recipe: Transforming Elements into Buttons 147 Example: Styling Radio Buttons by Using a Buttonset 151 Recipe: Choosing Dates by Using the Datepicker 152 Recipe: Attracting Attention with the Dialog 160 Recipe: Displaying Status of a Process by Using the Progressbar 168 Recipe: Retrieving Numbers by Using a Slider 170 Recipe: Navigating a Page by Using Tabs 174 Summary 181 Part III: Mobile 183 Chapter 8: Changing the Look and Feel 185 Changing the Styling of jQuery UI Components 185 Creating Animations by Using jQuery Core 186 Recipe: Animating Colors by Using jQuery UI 187 Recipe: Hiding Elements by Using Fade and Slide in jQuery Core 189 Recipe: Adding Graphical Effects by Using jQuery UI 191 Recipe: Animating Addition and Removal of CSS Classes by Using jQuery UI 192 Recipe: Displaying all Easing Functions in jQuery UI as Charts 194 Recipe: Displaying All Icons in jQuery UI 196 Recipe: Executing Code at the End of an Animation with a Promise 198 Recipe: Executing Code Within Animations by Using Queue and Dequeue 200 Summary 202 Chapter 9: Navigating Pages by Using jQuery Mobile 203 Recipe: Setting Up jQuery Mobile Basics 203 Recipe: Serving Multiple Pages from a Single HTML File 205 Recipe: Changing the Title Element 206 Recipe: Loading External Pages Using AJAX 208 Recipe: Displaying Page Loading Messages 210 Recipe: Linking to External Pages without AJAX 212 Recipe: Specifying the Transition Animation 213 Recipe: Specifying Custom Transition Animations 214 Recipe: Listening to Mobile Events 217 Recipe: Generating Back Buttons 221 Recipe: Adding Footers to the Bottom of the Page 223 Recipe: Fixing the Footer Across Pages 225 Recipe: Keeping the Footer in a Fixed Position 227 Recipe: Hiding and Showing the Footer 229 Recipe: Optimizing Headers and Footers for Fullscreen View 231 Recipe: Changing Color Schemes with Themes 232 Recipe: Using Multiple Columns 234 Recipe: Changing Pages by Using JavaScript Calls 236 Recipe: Loading Pages by Using JavaScript Calls 239 Recipe: Attaching Data to DOM Nodes in jQuery Mobile 241 Recipe: Utilizing jQuery Mobile Helper Functions 242 Summary 246 Chapter 10: Interacting with jQuery Mobile 249 Recipe: Displaying Toolbars Inline in Content 249 Recipe: Displaying a Warning Bar 250 Recipe: Adding Menu Bars to Footer Elements 252 Recipe: Navigating with a Navigation Bar 253 Recipe: Showing and Hiding Elements by Using Collapsible 257 Recipe: Adding Accordion Behavior by Using Collapsible Sets 258 Recipe: Acquiring Basic Text Input by Using Form Fields 260 Recipe: Acquiring Calendar-Based Input 261 Recipe: Displaying Input Fields by Using Alternative Keyboards 263 Recipe: Displaying Specialized Input Fields 265 Recipe: Acquiring Integers by Using Sliders 267 Recipe: Setting Binaries with Flip Switches 268 Recipe: Selecting a Single Element by Using Radio Buttons 269 Recipe: Selecting Multiple Elements by Using Check Boxes 271 Recipe: Selecting Elements from Drop-Down Lists 273 Recipe: Displaying Native Forms by Using jQuery Mobile Off 276 Recipe: Displaying Lists of Elements 278 Recipe: Filtering List Elements 286 Recipe: Grouping Form Elements in Lists 288 Summary 289 Part IV: Plugins 291 Chapter 11: Creating Plugins 293 Recipe: Setting Up a Simple Static Plugin 293 Recipe: Creating Simple Context-Aware Plugins 295 Recipe: Chaining jQuery Functions and Plugins 296 Recipe: Parameterizing Plugins 297 Recipe: Providing Default Parameters 299 Recipe: Operating the Plugin by Using Methods 300 Recipe: Creating a Plugin that Creates Plugins 303 Recipe: Registering and Invoking Callback Functions 306 Recipe: Passing Context to Callback Functions 308 Recipe: Returning Deferred Objects to Call Separate Callbacks on Success and on Error 309 Recipe: Returning a Promise to Protect Internals 311 Recipe: Demonstrating the Promise(d) Protection 312 Recipe: Using Promise to Control Flow Structures 314 Recipe: Visualizing Progress Before the Final Callback 315 Recipe: Providing Context to Callback Functions 317 Recipe: Providing a Context to Progress Functions 319 Summary 320 Chapter 12: Working with Third-Party Plugins 323 Recipe: Displaying a Modal 323 Recipe: Using a Drop-Down Menu 326 Recipe: Using ScrollSpy 328 Recipe: Toggling Tabs 331 Recipe: Adding Tooltips 333 Recipe: Adding a Popover 334 Recipe: Alerting the User 336 Recipe: Button Control 338 Recipe: Collapsing Content 341 Recipe: Putting Content in a Carousel 344 Recipe: Using typeahead for Autocomplete 347 Summary 349 Index 351

About the Author

Adriaan de Jonge is a consultant for Xebia IT Architects in The Netherlands. Adriaan specializes in Internet, content management, and Java. He is interested in new technologies like MongoDB, Node.js, HTML5, and various cloud computing platforms. Adriaan is also the author of Essential App Engine (Addison-Wesley, 2012) and several articles for IBM developerWorks on Java, XML, and Internet technologies. He was a conference speaker at JFall 2011 and the Scandinavian Developer Conference in 2012.Phil Dutson is the lead front-end developer for ICON Health and Fitness. He has worked on projects and solutions for NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, Sears, Costco, Sam's Club and others. Phil cofounded and currently manages The E-Com DevBlog, a development blog focused on web development and solutions. To learn more visit He is also the author of Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours (Sams, 2013).


Praise for jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile "de Jonge and Dutson's cookbook approach to jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile teaches how to create sophisticated projects quickly, removing all the guesswork. They really make jQuery seem effortless!" -Joseph Annuzzi, Jr., Web architect, "This book is great for all aspects of jQuery development; it has it all, from a great UI section down to the most current tech, which is mobile. I found myself referencing this book numerous times for projects I am currently working on. "This book will be excellent for anyone who is eager to learn more about jQuery and what the capabilities are. The authors put the learning in terms that anyone can understand and build from." -Erik Levanger, UI UX engineer "I have often said that when it comes to jQuery, half the battle is just being familiar with the types of things it is capable of doing. Having a good foundation can easily help you bridge the gap between 'This is going to be complicated' and 'I can do that with jQuery!' Like any good recipe book, this book includes ready-to-use code samples that demonstrate basic to advanced techniques. In addition to the major areas noted in the book title, there are references on how to customize the jQuery UI features to meet your needs and bonus sections about creating and using plugins. I also really appreciate the authors' insights regarding performance issues and best practices. Lastly, speaking as someone with no previous jQuery Mobile experience, this book provides solid examples to get you up and running fast. Overall, this book will help to greatly expand the skills in your jQuery arsenal." -Ryan Minnick, software developer, Verizon Wireless "The ultimate cookbook for anyone using jQuery, jQuery UI, or jQuery Mobile." -Stretch Nate, Web applications developer, HealthPlan Services "Through easy-to-understand recipes, de Jonge and Dutson give the reader a practical introduction to all things jQuery, from the most basic selectors to advanced topics, such as plugin authoring and jQuery Mobile. A great starting point for anyone interested in one of the most powerful JavaScript libraries." -Jacob Seidelin, Web developer, Nihilogic

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