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jQuery in Action by Yehuda Katz, Bear Bibeault

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Chapter 3. Bringing pages to life with jQuery

This chapter covers:

  • Getting and setting element attributes
  • Manipulating element class names
  • Setting element content
  • Dealing with form element values
  • Modifying the DOM tree

Remember those days (not all that long ago) when fledgling page authors would try to add pizzazz to their pages with counterproductive abominations such as marquees; blinking text; loud background patterns that interfered with the readability of page text; annoying animated GIFs; and, perhaps worst of all, unsolicited background sounds that would play upon page load (and served to test how fast a user could close down the browser)?

We’ve come a long way since then.

Today’s savvy web developers and designers know better and use ...

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