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jQuery, as you all know is a cross-browser JavaScript library has been helping designers and developers over the years for now. Infact, it has come a long way in simplifying the process of scripting of HTML. The JavaScript library today is one great help for designers and developers. Drop down menus, drag and drop elements, animations and form validation are few examples that you can witness these days. All thanks to jQuery plugins!

Well, its not easy to directly dive into it. You need to have good knowledge of jQuery to make optimum use of it and see the effects. What can help you get acquainted with it and get more and more knowledge?

Books that are said to be man’s best friend help us improve upon our knowledge. We have talked about the Useful Books for Designers to Boost Creativity and today we are here to talk about best jQuery eBooks that promise to enhance the skills of designers and developers.

Check out the best jQuery eBooks that promise to improve your knowledge of jQuery and help you make optimum use of it.


Best jQuery eBooks for Designers and Developers

1. jQuery in Action, Second Edition

This is a book that is genuinely speedy introduction and guide to make you learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations and add Ajax to your web pages. This book comprises of unique lab pages that let users get the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. Besides, it gives an insight into how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins.

As you all can see its the second edition, it includes more number of lab pages than the first edition. It provides full coverage of jQuery 1.4 with a deeper look at the ever-expanding world of jQuery plug-ins.


Price : $29.48

2. jQuery Pocket Reference

Here is a 25-page quick pocket reference that summarizes the library, listing all jQuery methods and functions, with signatures and descriptions. jQuery is the “write less, do more” JavaScript library. This book is certainly “read less, learn more” guide to the library. This pocket reference explains everything you need to know about jQuery, completely and comprehensively.

best-jquery-ebooksPrice: $10.10

3. Learning jQuery

Learning jQuery is a better interaction design and web development with simple javascript techniques. Its an ideal book for web designers who want to create interactive elements for their designs and for developers who want to create the best user interface for their web applications.


 Price: $37.99

4. jQuery Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

jQuery you all know is one of the most popular JavaScript web application development frameworks and libraries. This book named jQuery Recipes helps you get started with jQuery quickly and easily. It ensures to serve as a valuable long-term reference.


 Price: $32.35

5. Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery

Comprising of jQuery JavaScript framework and the jQuery UI JavaScript framework this book is quite helpful. It also gives an insight into how jQuery eliminates certain cross-browser, cross-platform development headaches like the event model.


Price: $29.93

6. jQuery: Novice to Ninja

This is the second edition of jQuery: Novice to Ninja. Its a perfect book to kick start your journey into jQuery. With the help of this you will learn the basics that let you appreciate the power of JavaScript framework.

best-jquery-ebooks Price: $26.46

7. JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

JavaScript enables users to supercharge the HTML with animation, interactivity and visual effects—but for those web designers who find learning the language hard nut to crack, this book with JavaScript basics makes them learn it the easy way. It includes jQuery library of prewritten JavaScript code to let you build web pages that feel and act like desktop programs without undergoing into the process of programming.


Price : $24.22

8. jQuery Cookbook

jQuery you all know helps simplify building rich, interactive web front ends. jQuery Cookbook shortens the learning curve, get a dive into it and learn jQuery the easy way.

In this book, there are recipes that promise to make you learn patterns and practices from leading developers who have been jQuery for everything like integrating simple components into websites and applications, developing complex and high-performance user interfaces. All in all, its a book with solutions and examples for jQuery Developers.


 Price: $24.73

9. Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

Here is a book that provides a developer-level introduction, advanced and useful features of JavaScript. Aimed at three groups of readers viz experienced object-oriented programming developers looking to learn JavaScript as it relates to traditional OO languages like Java and C++, Web application developers for enhancing site usability; novice JavaScript developers.


Price: $26.53

10. Beginning JavaScript

Beginning JavaScript is a guide to JavaScript builds and introduces reader to new advances in JavaScript development. It helps streamline your learning process while new examples provide you with updated JavaScript programming techniques.


Price : $27.16

I am sure all you designers and developers have read best jQuery eBooks. Have you read any such eBook that you think is genuinely worth it? Do let us know.