jQuery Introduction

jQuery is a JavaScript library that came in the year 2006. John Resig created it to ease JavaScript Programming. After learning the concepts of jQuery, it will be easier for a developer to work with JavaScript. It is a “write less, do more” JavaScript library.

jQuery eases JavaScript code. The same code you run in JavaScript with many lines can be easily worked with jQuery and lessened to a single line of code.

Features of jQuery

The following are the features of jQuery,

  • Selectors
    Use the jQuery selectors to select an HTML element and manipulate it.
  • Animation
    Animate a div or any other element with jQuery.
  • CSS Manipulation
    Manipulate an element and apply CSS style to it with jQuery.
  • jQuery Ajax
    JQuery has a rich set of AJAX methods for developing modern web applications.
  • Event Methods
    Call event methods event objects with jQuery.
  • Event Helper Methods
    Trigger an event in jQuery.
  • jQuery Traversing
    jQuery provides DOM traversal methods to locate descendent elements, find sibling elements, etc.
  • Plugins
    jQuery has many plugins such as for creating split pages, slideshow, progressbar, etc With that, you can also create your own custom plugin.

The next lesson will teach us how to install and run jQuery on Windows.

jQuery Online Quiz 7
How to run jQuery on local machine
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