Jul 17, 2009

Packt Book Giveaway: jQuery, WordPress, & Open Source CMS

I am pleased to announced that I have 3 Packt books to giveaway: Learning jQuery 1.3, WordPress 2.7 Complete, & Choosing an Open Source CMS. Entering to win one of these books is very simple, and you can enter in two different ways.

But first, let me provide a little more detail about the books.

Learning jQuery 1.3

Learning jQuery 1.3To build interesting, interactive sites, developers are turning to JavaScript libraries such as jQuery to automate common tasks and simplify complicated ones. Because many web developers have more experience with HTML and CSS than with JavaScript, the library's design lends itself to a quick start for designers with little programming experience. Experienced programmers will also be aided by its conceptual consistency.

Revised and updated for version 1.3 of jQuery, this book teaches you the basics of jQuery for adding interactions and animations to your pages. Even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled, this book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features.

Full Book Detail

WordPress 2.7 Complete

WordPress 2.7 CompleteUsing WordPress you can easily create dynamic blogs and web sites with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and although it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. You can customize the features, incorporate your own design, and even write your own plug-ins with ease. Its versatility and ease of use have attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users. While it is easy to get started with WordPress, its full power is not obvious.

If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured blog or non-blog web site in no time, this book is for you. It will give you a rapid and straightforward introduction to the rich and powerful features of WordPress and get you up and running with a state-of-the-art blog as quickly and painlessly as possible. It will help you learn everything WordPress has to offer, from the ground up, so you can build your complete web site. You will see many of WordPress's hidden powers that will help you build a fully functioning web site.

Full Book Detail

Choosing an Open Source CMS

Choosing an Open Source CMSThere are many powerful open source CMSs available to take the pain away from managing a web site. These systems are feature rich, often easy to use, and free. Unfortunately, there are so many choices it's tough to be sure you're choosing the right one. How can you be sure that you are selecting and working with the right tool?

This book will guide you through choosing the right CMS for your needs. You can be confident in your choice of CMS for the needs of your project. It will also help you make a start using the CMS, and give you a feel for what it's like to use it – even before you install it yourself.

Are you bewildered by the many open source CMSs available online? Open source CMSs are the best way to create and manage sophisticated web sites. You can create a site that precisely meets your business goals, and keep the site up to date easily because these systems give you full control over every aspect of your site. Because open source CMSs are free to download, you have a huge amount of choice between the various systems.

Full Book Detail

How to Enter

There are two different ways to enter:

  1. Post a comment on this blog post with the book of your choice: jQuery, WordPress, or CMS. Make sure you provide a valid email address so that I can get in touch with you if you win.
  2. Tweet about it. Here is what you need to tweet:

    http://bit.ly/5J7Gj Free Packt Book Giveaway from @davist11 I want the (BOOK NAME HERE) book.

    Then just replace BOOK NAME HERE with the book of your choice: jQuery, WordPress, or CMS.

Contest Details

You can enter once by submitting a comment on this post and as many times as you want on Twitter. The contest will end Friday, July 24th at 6 PM ET. Once over, I will randomly choose the winners and notify them to get their addresses.

That’s it, now get going and enter already. Big thanks to Packt Publishing for sponsoring the giveaway!

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