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Activities simplified through the use of jQuery
• jQuery makes it simpler and easier to do a number of things with a website, among them:
• Navigating through the documents
• Handling events—things occurring in an application for which the user has to add a log entry
• Making animations
• Writing applications in AJAX, a technique designed to make websites seem to react more quickly
• Choosing elements from DOM (Document Object Model)—a “cross-platform” convention used to modify HTML pages
How widely used is jQuery?
Different programmers have varying attitudes towards jQuery. The following information was taken from a study conducted by about.com in 2010.
Some of the basics of the language
Two other processes that are made easier by jQuery are elements that fade into and out of view—this process uses the fadeIn, fadeOut and fadeToggle functions—and sliding, whereby an images is toggled across the screen.
As with all computer systems, jQuery plugins are continually created and updated. They enable the user to perform a variety of tasks. BlogSlideShow is one made for using slides to enhance blog sites, while jQuery Gallery is for scanning image folders and using the findings to create image galleries.
People who have mastered jQuery are in high demand today. They are valuable because they can write web pages quickly and efficiently, thus saving their employers large amounts of money. jQuery will continue to be developed in sync with the Web.