• Owner, Lead Developer at Zivtech
• Drupal architect, developer, themer, site-
builder, project manager, teacher and
• Jody Lynn on drupal.org
What is jQuery?
• “write less, do more”
Why is it so fun?
• Removes cross-browser pain
• Leverages your existing CSS knowledge
• Animates elements on the page
• Compact code
What’s it best at?
• Adding/Removing elements to/from the
• Hiding/Showing elements
• Animating CSS transitions
• Responding to clicks, hovers, focus events
• Selecting from and traversing the DOM
Core Drupal jQuery
• Drupal adopted jQuery into core starting
with Drupal 5
• In /misc: drag-and-drop ordering,
expandable textareas, collapsible ﬁeldsets,
autocomplete, persistent table headers etc.