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jQuery: Novice to Ninja, 2nd Edition by Earle Castledine, Craig Sharkie

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Chapter 6Construction, Ajax, and Interactivity

Throughout the preceding chapters, we’ve wowed and dazzled our client team with a cornucopia of visual effects and optical magic tricks, giving their site a lifelike appearance. Unfortunately, they’re becoming savvy: as well as wanting their pages looking Web 2.0, they want them acting Web 2.0 as well. And having pages act Web 2.0 means one thing: Ajax! And not just a little bit—they want the works: inline text editing, Twitter widgets, scrolling image galleries … they want StarTrackr! to have more Ajax-enabled bells and whistles than Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ combined. That’s fine by us. Implementing client-side Ajax functionality is easy, especially with jQuery as our framework. But these ...

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