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:
- jQuery and PHP
- Quick Tricks
- Tabs and Accordions
- Form validation
- Image and file management
- AJAX-based form submission
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.