jQuery also gives you the ability to create an Ajax based application in a quick and simple way. Big companies like Google, Microsoft and IBM are using the jQuery for their applications. So you can easily understand how popular and powerful the jQuery is?
jQuery was originally created by John Resig in early 2006. The jQuery project is currently run and maintained by a distributed group of developers as an open-source project.
You can save a lot of time and effort with jQuery. So bookmark this website and continue on.
Tip: Our jQuery tutorials will help you to learn the basic as well as advanced features of the jQuery step-by-step through easy-to-understand explanation of every topic. If you're a beginner, start with the basics and gradually move forward by learning a little bit every day.
What You Can Do with jQuery
There are lot more things you can do with jQuery.
- You can easily select elements to perform manipulation.
- You can easily create effect like show or hide elements, sliding transition, and so on.
- You can easily create complex CSS animation with fewer lines of code.
- You can easily manipulate DOM elements and their attributes.
- You can easily implement Ajax to enable asynchronous data exchange between client and server.
- You can easily traverse all around the DOM tree to locate any element.
- You can easily perform multiple actions on an element with a single line of code.
- You can easily get or set dimensions of the HTML elements.
The list does not end here, there are many other interesting things that you can do with jQuery. You will learn about all of them in detail in upcoming chapters.
Advantages of Using jQuery
If you're not familiar with jQuery, you might be wondering what makes jQuery so special. There are several advantages why one should opt for jQuery:
- Save lots of time — You can save lots of time and efforts by using the jQuery inbuilt effects and selectors and concentrate on other development work.
- Compatible with browsers — jQuery is created with modern browsers in mind and it is compatible with all major modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.
- Absolutely Free — And the best part is, it is completely free to download and use.
What This Tutorial Covers
This jQuery tutorial series covers all the features of the jQuery, including its selector mechanism, event handling system, as well as, effect methods to create interactive user interface features like showing and hiding elements, animating the elements on a web page, etc.
Later you will see some other interesting features of the jQuery such as chaining multiple methods, as well as how to perform common DOM manipulation task such as get or set contents and values of an HTML element on a web page, add or remove elements or their attributes, get and set CSS properties of an element, get or set width and height of the element, and so on.
Tip: Every chapter in this tutorial contains lots of real-world examples that you can try and test using an online editor. These examples will help you to better understand the concept or topic. It also contains smart workarounds as well as useful tips and important notes.