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JavaScript Step by Step by Steve Suehring

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Chapter 11. An introduction to jQuery

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand how to include jQuery in your HTML.

  • Understand important jQuery concepts and syntax.

  • Use jQuery with your webpages.

jQuery primer

jQuery is a popular and easy-to-use JavaScript framework. jQuery makes difficult JavaScript tasks easy, often by taking the pain out of cross-browser JavaScript.

The entire jQuery library consists of only a single JavaScript file, which simplifies its inclusion in your JavaScript. jQuery syntax is also easy to learn; it uses a simple namespace and consistent functionality. Used together with the jQuery User Interface (UI) add-on (covered in Chapter 18, “Mobile development with jQuery Mobile),” you can create powerful, highly ...

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