JavaScript and jQuery: interactive front-end web development [Book Review]


This comprehensive book teaches JavaScript and jQuery in a visual way, explaining how to make websites more dynamic and interfaces more intuitive by providing fascinating code examples and infographics.and photography.Other than understanding how to generate a simple web page in HTML and CSS, the material requires no prior programming knowledge.You’ll learn how to replicate tactics seen on a variety of prominent websites (such as adding animation, tabbed panels, content sliders, form validation, interactive galleries, and sorting data)..

Color Coding:Everything is colour coded, which aids certain individuals in learning. The diagrams and infographics are set on a black background. Various items on the website are also colour coded.

Clear Languages The language is simple, careful, and easy for everyone to grasp. Every topic is given in simple, unambiguous language. It’s a work of art in straightforward writing. For example, consider the following basic explanation of jQuery.


  • Introduces the fundamentals of programming with JavaScript and jQuery.
  • Clear descriptions, compelling examples, and simple illustrations are used.
  • Teaches you how to write scripts from scratch and how to navigate the web’s millions of JavaScripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins.
  • Demonstrates the most recent principles in progressive enhancement, cross-browser compatibility, and when CSS3 may be preferable.

And each chapter contains:

  • Subjects are broken down into bite-sized bits, with a new topic on each page.
  • Contains concise syntax explanations, each accompanied by illustrative code samples.
  • Uses diagrams and photos to visually illustrate complicated ideas.


Aside from the pedagogy that went into presenting the content in the book in an easy-to-understand manner, there is also the scope of the book. It goes through more topics than I’ve seen in a book of this sort before. It covers all of the fundamentals of JavaScript, including the Document Object Model, jQuery, Ajax & JSON, APIs, error handling and debugging, filtering, form improvement, and more. The book has about 600 pages.

The examples are from the real world and include downloadable code. The code in the book is annotated (and colour coded), and every detail is fully explained. The output for every code example is pictured next to it.

Programming books frequently cause my eyes to cross and close, but this one held my attention. I learnt a lot of new stuff about issues I didn’t truly understand previously. I’d suggest it for self-paced study. The book’s exercises and examples might potentially be used as a classroom material for a JavaScript class.

By the conclusion of the book, you will not only be able to tweak the hundreds of free scripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins accessible on the web, but you will also be able to develop your own scripts from scratch.

Bio of the Author:

Jon Duckett has been designing and building websites for over a decade, working with big corporations, and has authored and co-written more than a dozen books on online design, programming, and marketing, usability, and accessibility. He has organized web programming conferences and worked as a web strategy consultant, frequently writing front ends for projects and building architectures for back end programming.

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