MooTools Essentials: The Official MooTools Reference for JavaScript and Ajax Development

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Apress, Aug 14, 2008 - Computers - 300 pages
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Mootools is a light, modular JavaScript framework that makes adding Ajax, animations, and interactive elements to your site a breeze. But it’s more than fancy effects and shortcuts; Mootools enhances the JavaScript language and makes writing clean, object–oriented code almost pleasant. Unlocking the power of Mootools, and therefore JavaScript, isn’t that hard, but knowing where to start can be. Mootools Essentials aims to help you accomplish that task with the following:

  • Illustrations of nearly every class and function in the library
  • Real–world examples of how to use them
  • Written by Mootools user/contributor and Mootorial author, Aaron Newton.

See how Mootools makes JavaScript more powerful!

What you’ll learn
  • Access the complete reference to the Mootools library.
  • See how to use the library and understand how JavaScript/Mootools is different from other programming languages.
  • Get step–by–step code authoring examples.
  • Explore real–world examples of how to accomplish common fundamental tasks.
Who this book is for

This firstPress book is for web developers who want to learn an easier and productive way to develop/use JavaScript and Ajax.

Table of Contents
  1. Getting Started with MooTools
  2. Reviewing MooTools
  3. Shortcuts and Helpful Functions
  4. Native Objects
  5. Elements
  6. Utilities
  7. Classes and Inheritance
  8. Getting Started with Classes
  9. Fx
  10. Request
  11. Plug-Ins
  12. Third-Party Plug-Ins
  13. Real-World Examples
  14. Writing a Tab Class
  15. Writing Flexible Classes
  16. Where to Learn More

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About the author (2008)

Aaron Newton is a product manager, developer, interface designer, and writer. He is a contributor to the Mootools JavaScript framework where he writes code, the documentation, free online tutorials and the first Mootools book published by Apress. His experience includes founding music startup,, launching CNET's Music, and several years product managing application development for various projects at CNET Networks. His startup,, is based in San Francisco.

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