Sunday, April 29, 2012

jQuery: Introduction

What is JQuery? 
To be precise "A JavaScript library". 

jQuery is a very good and simple library which can be implemented to create a rich user interface simplifying the web 2.0 development. The jQuery event model is normalized to work across multiple browsers.

What are the features of jQuery?
  • DOM element selections using the cross-browser open source selector engine Sizzle, a spin-off out of the jQuery project.
  • DOM traversal and modification (including support for CSS 1-3)
  • DOM manipulation based on CSS selectors that uses node elements name and node elements attributes (id and class) as criteria to build selectors
  • Events
  • Effects and animations
  • Ajax
  • Extensibility through plug-ins
  • Utilities - such as user agent information, feature detection
  • Compatibility methods that are natively available in modern browsers but need fallbacks for older ones - For example the inArray() and each() functions.
  • Cross-browser support
What are the available Libraries?

                jQuery UI
                jQuery AJAX

How jQuery works?
  •   Include the reference to the the jQuery.js file.
  •  Include the reference to the CSS file (if any; this comes up when we use the jQuery to design web pages.).
  • Write the simple jQuery syntaxed JavaScript code to perform appropriate operation.

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