HTML and CSS Reference
This chapter is aimed at people who are competent in HTML and CSS and have basic
but will rather help the beginner who wants to create more complex Web tools.
APIS IN A NUTSHELL
In basic terms, an API enables you to access a website's data without going near its
databases. It gives us a user-friendly way to read and write data to and from a website's
Sure, Great, But What Code Do I Need?
Like many developers, I bounce merrily between back-end and front-end development, and I
am as happy working in PHP as in jQuery. It just depends on which hat I'm wearing that day.
Because this chapter is mainly about jQuery-based JSON API clients, we'll focus on client-side
code (i.e. jQuery).
When dealing with APIs, and armed with jQuery, one is more likely to encounter JSON.