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Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition by John K. VanDyk

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CHAPTER 17Using jQuery

JavaScript is ubiquitous. Every mainstream web browser ships with a JavaScript interpreter. Apple's Dashboard widgets are written with JavaScript. Mozilla Firefox uses JavaScript to implement its user interface. Adobe Photoshop can be scripted with JavaScript. It's everywhere.

It's easy to be embittered by the clunky JavaScript of yesteryear. If you've had a bad run-in with JavaScript, it's time to let bygones be bygones and say hello to jQuery. jQuery makes writing JavaScript intuitive and fun, and it's also part of Drupal! In this chapter, you'll find out what jQuery is and how it works with Drupal. Then you'll work through a practical example.

What Is jQuery?

jQuery, created by John Resig, responds to the common frustrations ...

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