Code School: Try jQuery

Learn the basics of jQuery, a JavaScript library, to modify elements on a webpage and improve user interaction.
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Rating
(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 21, 2013
Duration
59m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 21, 2013
Duration
59m
Description

Learn the basics of jQuery, a JavaScript library, to modify elements on a webpage and improve user interaction.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What is jQuery?

jQuery is an open-source JavaScript library meant to simplify JavaScript programming by helping with HTML DOM tree traversal and manipulation, CSS animation, Ajax, event handling, and more. The jQuery moto is basically "write less, do more" because it allows you to take tasks that usually require several lines of code, and instead accomplish it with just one single line of code.

Is jQuery easy to learn?

jQuery is easy to learn! In fact, if you already know JavaScript well, you can probably easily learn jQuery within a matter of hours.

Is jQuery still relevant?

jQuery is still the most popular JS framework, being used on many web pages. It is strongly integrated into WordPress themes and platforms. While Angular, Vue, and React have gained much momementum over the years, jQuery is far from irrelevant.

What will I learn in this course?

In this jQuery tutorial you will learn the basics of jQuery so as to modify elements on a webpage and improve user interaction. Some covered topics include:

  • An introduction to jQuery
  • Searching, Traversing, and manipulating the DOM
  • Refactoring using traversing
  • Listening to DOM events
  • Keyboard events
  • Styling and animation with CSS
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to learn the jQuery JavaScript library should take this course. If you want to be more efficient with less code, then this jQuery tutorial is perfect for you.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Before taking this course it would be best to have a foundational understanding of the JavaScript programming language itself. If you need a refresher, please check out this beginners JavaScript course.

About the author
About the author

Gregg is passionate about taking complex topics and teaching them efficiently. He's helped build Envy Labs, Starter Studio, and Code School. He also furthers education through BarCamp in Orlando, the Orlando Ruby Users Group, and the Orlando Tech Events newsletter.

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