About jQuery Hotshot from Packt Publishing

9106OS_ jQuery HotshotsOver the last few months, I’ve worked on several jQuery and jQuery Mobile projects. These are great frameworks for developing cross-browser web applications. There is so much you can do and so many ways to do it.

I was just taking a break for the first time in a long time when I downloaded Dan Wellman’s jQuery Hotshot from Packt Publishing.

First, I’m new to Packt. They have a great Mobile Web App that I installed on my iPad. It features an HTML5 eReader that takes advantage of local storage so I can read their books offline. I’m impressed. It has several features like bookmarks that really work well. Actually, I like it much better than the Safaribooks reader.

JQuery Hotshot is a great book full of really useful projects that introduce the rich features of jQuery as well as best practices for JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

Starting off with a really engaging graphics project featuring a great introduction to the jQuery UI and draggable elements, I noticed the book was full of great advice for new jQuery developers as well as experienced JavaScript developers who have been around a while. Wellman does a great job of pointing out tips and tricks and best practices as he develops applications as we read along.

In every chapter, you will find useful and reusable code and techniques that will help you exceed expectations on your projects.

I can say with certainty that this book is a fresh and fun review (or introduction) to the very exciting and powerful world of developing web applications with jQuery, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.

Check out the publisher’s page at http://www.packtpub.com/.