Javascript advice for beginners

As you know, Javascript can be thought of as an extension to HTML – this allows authors to incorporate some functionality into their website, from controlling webpage navigation to adding interactive content. Javascript is one of the best ways to jazz-up your webpage.

There are so many advantages of using  Javascript, so if you are right in the middle of setting up your very first website then you are sure to be interested in reading this blog post which will show you  some good Javascript books to get you started.

Javascript is used on almost all websites. Social networking sites like Facebook use it so we can post a status without leaving the page, while gaming sites like http://www.partycasino.com use it to make their content interactive, as well as animate their pages with pictures and videos. Javascript is also commonly used to record information about the user’s reading habits, like how long they stayed on a certain page and what they looked at. Let’s have a look at some handy Javascript books to get you started.

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Book Review: Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management

Recently I was contacted by Richard from Packt Publication to review their new book “Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management“. Being a PHP-MySQL developer and an avid reader of technical books myself, I instantly agreed.

It took me a bit longer to read it then I had expected. At first, I had decided to just skim through the important chapters but it was interesting enough to change my decision. I then read all chapters one by one and realized that despite using phpMyAdmin on a daily basis, there is so much more to it that we developers are unaware of.

The author of this book is Marc Delisle, who is contributing to this project for more then 12 years. The book contains 19 chapters and 2 appendices. In my opinion the book can be divided broadly into 5 parts.

Chapter 1 to Chapter 3
I will say these warm up chapters as they cover installation, configuration and overview of phpMyAdmin interface in detail. Experienced users may skip these but beginners should go through each one of them.

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Favorite tech links of the week : 17 Jan – 23 Jan, 2011

This post contains some of the useful and interesting tech links I found during last week. To keep up to date with the latest information, subscribe to the feed or follow me on twitter @v08i.

How to write a simple application on jQuery Mobile : http://goo.gl/5DpOO

jQuery Mobile

50 Free Tools and Apps for Web Designers and Developers : http://goo.gl/6YjNL

50 Free tools for developers

10 Useful jQuery Plugins for Images : http://goo.gl/VTk1F

jQuery Image Tools

20 less known Open Source PHP CMS-es : http://goo.gl/cM6f3

php Cms

11 More Things I Learned From the jQuery Source : http://goo.gl/2zBh7

CSSReset : All the most common CSS Reset scripts in one place : http://goo.gl/8OV9E

CSS Resets

JavaScript Slider – TinySlider 2 : http://goo.gl/526cL

js Slider

15 HTML5 resources and tutorials for web developers and designers

Here is a collection of 15 resources on HTML5 that I think will be useful to web developers as well as designers.

What is HTML5? (Infographic)

What Is HTML5

Dive Into HTML5

dive into html5

HTML 5 Demos and Examples

html5 demos

HTML5 Boilerplate :A rock-solid default for HTML5 awesome

html5 boilerplate

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Favorite tech links of the week : 10 Jan – 16 Jan, 2011

This post contains some of the useful and interesting tech links I found during this week. To keep up to date with the latest information, subscribe to the feed or follow me on twitter @v08i

22 Brilliant and Advanced jQuery Effects to WOW Your Visitors – http://goo.gl/IUz3d

22 jQuery Effects

12 Cool Javascript – jQuery checkbox replacement you shouldn’t miss – http://goo.gl/4OxcT

12 jQuery Checkboxes

70 Must See CSS3 Tips, Tricks And Tutorials – http://goo.gl/VarE4

70 Css Tricks

The anatomy of a WordPress theme – http://goo.gl/CCdLH

Wordpress Theme

Google URL Shortener API – http://goo.gl/Ia1fl

url Shortener

DOM Monster – http://goo.gl/nGySG

Dom Monster

Why You Should Never Search For Free WordPress Themes in Google or Anywhere Else – http://goo.gl/QSzTE

WP Theme

45 Cheat-Sheet Desktop Wallpaper For Web Designers and Developers – http://goo.gl/u1VT9

45 Cheat Sheets

What Makes a Good Website – http://goo.gl/Ua9ZW

Good Website

Listamatic – various types of lists with ul and CSS – http://goo.gl/EzlcX

Various Lists