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jQuery

  1. 1. What is jQuery? jQuery is a JavaScript library Fast and concise, simplifies HTML documents traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions Basically, in many cases, a shorthand for JavaScript
  2. 2. Why jQuery is awesome! Lightweight, loads quickly - it’s only 31KB! CSS3 compliant Cross-browser compatibility Open source Easy to install & use
  3. 3. What jQuery does Makes it easier to implement animations and transitions into your page Also compresses other functionalities into shorter code
  4. 4. Who’s using jQuery? Google, Dell, Bank of America, MLB, Digg, NBC, CBS, Netflix, Mozilla, Wordpress, Drupal Many businesses, designers, developers
  5. 5. Examples Menus Galleries Parallax Animation & interactive content Maps Sliders Anything you can do with JavaScript, you can do with jQuery + more!
  6. 6. How to use jQuery Download jQuery at jquery.com - Two versions: production & development Place library in your web site’s file strucure and reference it I your HEAD tag: <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>
  7. 7. jQuery Resources jQuery.com W3schools.com Google it 
  8. 8. Implementing jQuery Go through tutorials online Install/use open source jQuery projects to your site for free Purchase jQuery projects/plug-ins Just like JavaScript projects ^
  9. 9. Why Use It? Smooth, concise, easy to learn Saves you time on coding and development Lots of websites are implementing it, so you probably need to learn it Works well alongside HTML5 and CSS3, which are quickly becoming the new standard Learning it now will put you ahead of the game

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