An Introduction to jQuery


If you are an aspiring web developer, you must be adept in JavaScript so that you can make use of it in the best possible manner to create functional web pages and to boost user interaction. jQuery, a powerful JavaScript code can aid web developers to accomplish these tasks with utmost efficiency.

What is jQuery?

jQuery is a popular JavaScript code that has the ability to improve the performance of your web pages.  Using this code, a web developer can easily overcome the challenges that occur while developing a website. It was introduced in the year 2006 as free and open-source software that is accredited under GNU General Public L License and MIT License. Since its release eight years ago, more than 25 million websites are enjoying the benefits of jQuery. Currently, it is the most popular JavaScript code with majority of web developers across the world using this code to perform their job efficiently.

In a nutshell, jQuery simplifies the tasks of building web pages compatible to different browsers and enhancing the performance of an application. There is no need to write several lines of codes if you wish to deploy complex functionality related to user interface.

How can jQuery help you?

jQuery can help you in various ways. Let’s find out about them in the following.

  • The visual appeal of a website is important along with its usability. You can use this JavaScript code to modify cascading style sheets.
  • Special effects contribute to heighten the aesthetics of a website. With jQuery, it is much easier to create animations and effects.
  • The HTML content on a site is the document object model or DOM. jQuery can prevent any difficulty while working on DOM.
  • jQuery is equipped with AJAX capabilities. This helps to download data from a server and there is no need to refresh the browser page.
  • There is no doubt that you can manage events quite well using standard JavaScript. But, what if you can manage events effectively with a more easy-to-use interface? Use jQuery functions while performing this task and experience the difference.
  • With jQuery, you can locate anything on a web page and track results faster. You can also benefit from its ability to expand and manoeuvre data and usability related to JavaScript objects.

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As already stated, JQuery helps web developers in a number of ways. One of them is the ease with which developers can mechanize tasks and perform command statements when a web page loads in a user’s web browser. JavaScript coders are familiar with many jQuery statement commands as jQuery is a JavaScript code. If you are having any confusion regarding how to implement jQuery, the following guidelines may clear your confusion.

Steps for implementing jQuery

Step 1 – At first, you need to click on the ‘Start’ button and type ‘notepad’ in the search box. Open the editor and then and select a new file to add jQuery functions.

Step 2 – Save the file (in which you have added the functions) as jQuery.js. Make sure that you have linked the file with the web page wherefrom you want to label the functions.

Step 3 – Right click on the HTML file you wish to make use of for describing the jQuery functions.  Click on ‘Open With; and then, choose your text editor.

Step 4 – In the last step, you need to save the HTML file and also, the new jQuery file onto your web host in order to put the modifications into action.

Therefore, from the above discussion, you may have acquired comprehensive information about jQuery.

Author Bio – Daniel Parker nurtures a passion for technology. He loves to remain updated with the latest developments in this field and pens down interesting articles for web developers.