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Web Development Solutions : Ajax, Apis, Libraries, and Hosted Services Made Easy - Christian Heilmann

Web Development Solutions

Ajax, Apis, Libraries, and Hosted Services Made Easy

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9781590598061
Number Of Pages: 261

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As a web user, you'll no doubt have noticed some of the breathtaking applications available in today's modern web, such as Google Maps and Flickrdesktop applications than the old style web sites you are used to. You've probably also wished that you could create such things, and then thought "nahhh, I'd need to know a lot of complicated code to be able to even start creating sites like these." Well, think again.

There is a lot of complicated code involved in cutting-edge "Ajax-style" web applications, but a lot of the hard work is already done for you, and available on the Web. JavaScript libraries exist to provide most of that Ajax/DOM Scripting functionality out of the box. Application programming interfaces (APIs) exist to allow you to transplant complicated applications such as Google Maps and Flickr right into your own web sites. And hosting services such as Flickr and YouTube provide all you need to store and retrieve your media (be it images, video, or whatever) at your leisure, without having to worry about bandwidth issues and file naming nightmares.

All you need to know is enough to successfully wire together all this functionality successfully and responsibly, and this book shows you how. It starts from the very beginning of your journey, showing you what's available, what you need, and how to set up an effective development environment. After a solid base has been built, it shows you how to build up each aspect of your site, including storing, retrieving, and displaying content, adding images and video to your site, building effective site navigation and laying it all out beautifully using CSS, promoting your content so you will attract visitors to your site, and adding special effects to enhance usability and design asthetics...all with ready-made functionality available on the Web! Life as a web developer has never been easier.

Stop the web - you're getting on!
The problem with ôrolling your own solutionsö
What you need to get started
Spolt for choice - what the web offers you
Retrieving and displaying content with REST and Ajax
Adding media files
romoting your content
Layout and navigation
Adding special effects
Where to find help when things go wrong
Finding a hosting partner
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ISBN: 9781590598061
ISBN-10: 1590598067
Series: Friends of Ed Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Apress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 19.1  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.56