Bulletproof Ajax

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Pearson Education, Feb 27, 2003 - Computers - 216 pages
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Step-by-step guide reveals best practices for enhancing Web sites with Ajax

  • A step-by-step guide to enhancing Web sites with Ajax.
  • Uses progressive enhancement techniques to ensure graceful degradation (which makes sites usable in all browsers).
  • Shows readers how to write their own Ajax scripts instead of relying on third-party libraries.

Web site designers love the idea of Ajax--of creating Web pages in which information can be updated without refreshing the entire page. But for those who aren't hard-core programmers, enhancing pages using Ajax can be a challenge. Even more of a challenge is making sure those pages work for all users. In Bulletproof Ajax, author Jeremy Keith demonstrates how developers comfortable with CSS and (X)HTML can build Ajax functionality without frameworks, using the ideas of graceful degradation and progressive enhancement to ensure that the pages work for all users. Throughout this step-by-step guide, his emphasis is on best practices with an approach to building Ajax pages called Hijax, which improves flexibility and avoids worst-case scenarios.


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User Review  - mearso - LibraryThing

Found the first chapters a very clear explanation of Javascript - rest of the book a bit beyond what I want to do now, but really enjoyed the way it was written and explained. Read full review

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User Review  - K-2052 - Goodreads

Slightly outdated now but still highly recommended. Jeremy Kieth is an awesome writer; if your having trouble grasping Ajax, DOM Scripting etc then read one of his books, he makes anything he touches clear. Read full review


1 What Is Ajax?
2 JavaScript and the Document Object Model
3 XMLHttpRequest
4 Data Formats
5 Hijax
6 Ajax Challenges
7 Ajax and Accessibility
8 Putting It All Together
9 The Future of Ajax

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About the author (2003)

Working with the Web consultancy firm, Clearleft, Jeremy Keith creates elegant, usable Web sites using the troika of Web standards: CSS, (X)HTML, and the Document Object Model. He is a member of the Web Standards Project and joint lead of the DOM Scripting Task Force. He teaches hands-on Ajax and DOM Scripting in full-day workshops and is the author of DOM Scripting: JavaScript Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model.

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