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Why Learn jQuery?

With HTML and CSS, you can build visually appealing static web pages. With a bit of JavaScript, you can add dynamic behavior to these static websites. jQuery is a JavaScript library that provides you with a lot of dynamic behavior “out-of-the-box”, allowing you to add some creative effects to otherwise dull layouts.

Take-Away Skills:

You will learn how to add jQuery to web pages and how to traverse the DOM. You’ll also learn how to use effects, event handlers and style methods.

Note on Prerequisites:

There aren’t any prerequisites for this lesson, but a basic understanding of JavaScript will help you understand the programming logic.

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  1. 1
    In this course, you will learn about jQuery linking, targeting, and methods.
  2. 2
    In this course, you will learn how to use jQuery Effects to add animations to your HTML elements.
  3. 3
    In this course, you will learn how to link an event to effects using jQuery event handlers.
  4. 4
    In this course, you will how to modify elements using jQuery style methods.
  5. 5
    In this course, you will learn about jQuery methods that allow you to access elements in the DOM, based on their relative position.

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.
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