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Introducing jQuery Introducing jQuery Presentation Transcript

  • INTRODUCING JQUERY The Write Less, Do More JavaScript Library
  • Working Server Side
  • Pros and Cons of JavaScript View slide
  • Pros and Cons of jQuery View slide
  • jQuery to the Rescue
    • JavaScript library
    • Developed and tested to be cross-browser compatible
    • Easily traverses DOM using CSS selectors
    • Can use Google or Microsoft CDN for fast download and caching
  • jQuery Advantages
    • Free Open Source Software
    • Fully documented
    • Builds on existing knowledge of CSS
    • Huge community
    • Many plugins
  • jQuery UI
    • Powerful set of plugins and themes
    • Complete widgets
    • Low-level interactions
    • Theme easily customized to match your site
  • Keys to jQuery Syntax
    • jQuery is JavaScript
    • Start jQuery calls with $
    • Use CSS selector syntax to refer to document elements
    • Chain multiple jQuery calls together using dot syntax
  • Examples
    • Accordian-style FAQ
    • Slide show
    • Form validation
    • Dialog box with jQuery UI
    • Goal tracking dashboard
  • Things to watch for
    • How to include jQuery on a web page
    • Using selector syntax
    • Chaining
    • Using a jQuery plug-in
  • Resources
    • http://jquery.com/
    • http://tinyurl.com/jQueryVideos
    • http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/09/15/announcing-the-microsoft-ajax-cdn.aspx