- DOM manipulation − The jQuery made it possible to use the Sizzle-recorded open source selector engine to choose, negotiate and alter the DOM elements.
- Event Management − JQuery is an elegant technique of capturing a wide range of events, such as clicking on a connection, without storing the HTML code with the event managers themselves.
- The jQuery supports you a lot in building a responsive and highly featured website with AJAX technology.
- Animations − JQuery comes with many integrated animation effects that you can utilize on your sites.
- Lightweight − the jQuery library is very lightweight - around 19KB (Minified and gzipped).
- Cross Browser Support — jQuery is supported by cross-browser, IE 6.0+, FF 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, Chrome, and Opera 9.0+ are all working properly.
- CSS3 selectors and fundamental XPath syntax are supported by jQuery.
This lesson is intended for software programmers who wish to learn in a simple and easy way the principles of jQuery and its programming concepts. This lesson will provide you with sufficient information about jQuery components with appropriate examples.
What is jQuery?
- DOM Manipulation - JQuery facilitated the selection of DOM elements by using the Sizzle Open Source Cross-Browser engine to negotiate them and modify their content.
- The management of events − jQuery offers an elegant approach to collecting a large number of events, like a user who clicks on a link, without confusing the HTML code with event managers.
- AJAX Support – JQuery helps you build a responsive and highly functional website with AJAX technology.
- Animations − JQuery features numerous integrated animation effects that you can utilize on your sites.
- jQuery is a lightweight library - approximately 19KB in size (Minified and gzipped).
- Cross Browser Support − The jQuery has cross-browser support and works well in IE 6.0+, FF 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, Chrome, and Opera 9.0+
- The latest technology − The CSS3 selector and basic XPath syntax are supported in jQuery.
How to use jQuery?
Two techniques to use jQuery are available.
- Local installation - You can download and incorporate your jQuery library on your home computer in your HTML code.
- CDN Based − You can easily incorporate the Content Delivery Network jQuery library into your HTML code (CDN).