jQuery 1.3 With PHP

Last year, I did a few reviews of books by Packt Publishing. This year, they got their own back – Packt have asked me to write a book for them called jQuery 1.3 with PHP.

The book is aimed at experienced PHP programmers who are interested in adding a bit of client-side magic to their sites. jQuery is used because it’s damned powerful, and you can get some very cool results without too much work.

The server-side code will only be described, and examples will be provided for illustrative purposes – the real target of this book is the client-side and how it interacts with the server.

The chapter list has been agreed, although there may be scope for adjustments as the book progresses. Here’s what we have:

  1. jQuery and PHP
  2. Quick Tricks
  3. Tabs and Accordions
  4. Form validation
  5. Image and file management
  6. Data-tables
  7. AJAX-based form submission
  8. Drag/Drop
  9. Optimisation

The chapters are a little more exciting than you may think. For example, Drag/Drop will cover cool tricks like cropping/resizing images, and Data-Tables will include inline editing of the content of the tables.

The time-table suggests that the book may be completed by late August – not sure when it will be out, but I’m guessing October or so.

As a project for the book, I’ll be writing an open-source newsletter system, which will demonstrate all of the code described in the book.

5 Comments.

  1. Sounds interesting. I’ve been meaning to have a good look at jQuery for a while. I like what I’ve researched of it so far.

  2. Sounds like there’s some nice pieces of code in this book! It will be a good introduction to jQuery for me hopefully!

  3. Cool! Congratulations! 🙂

  4. wow kae! well done man!

  5. klog » Blog Archive » quick tricks for php and jquery - pingback on March 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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