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jQuery : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Classroom Based


jQuery is an open-source, freely available JavaScript code library. It hides the complexities of producing cross-browser compliant JavaScript and provides developers with an intuitive approach to building standards compliant interactive web pages, widgets and effects. This course takes you from beginner to competent jQuery developer using a hands-on approach which combines theory with practical exercises.

The course focuses on the real-world application of jQuery to create common web page interactions such as changing content, providing tooltips, animations, effects and rich interface widgets.

Despite the technical wording of the course outline, jQuery is remarkably easy, intuitive and fun to use. This course is the most practical way of getting up and running using jQuery quickly and easily.

You should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. A basic understanding of JavaScript is useful but not essential.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • About JavaScript and jQuery
    • Review of JavaScript syntax and custom functions
    • Downloading and installing jQuery
    • The jQuery object
    • jQuery feature overview

    The Query part: retrieving and traversal
    • Overview of filters
    • Understanding basic filters:
    - find first, last, evens and odds
    - find elements at a given index
    - find elements before and after a given index
    - find headings
    - find excluded elements
    - find animated elements

    Types of filters
    • Attribute filters
    • Visibility filters
    • Child filters
    • Content filters
    • Form filters
    • Traversal filters

    Manipulating content
    • Copying and creating content
    • Changing and adding content
    • Matching based on attributes
    • Changing attribute values
    • Setting properties on matched elements
    • Working with object notation
    • Removing attributes
    • Inserting content
    • Replace, wrap and clone content
    • Workshop

    Working with CSS
    • Getting and setting properties
    • Finding selectors
    • Applying styles to matched elements
    • Adding and removing classes
    • Toggling classes
    • Positioning
    - getting and setting position
    - scroll settings
    • Resizing functions
    • Workshop
  • Handling Events
    • Events overview
    • Binding and unbinding
    • Building mouse interactions
    • Using click, hover and toggle convenience functions
    • Responding to user interactions
    • The jQuery Event Object
    - determine the event type and target
    - retrieving mouse coordinates
    - returning data from a handler
    - determining when an event occurred
    • Other event methods:
    - one
    - trigger
    - triggerHandler
    • Workshop

    • Controlling opacity
    - fading functions
    - controlling speed
    • Using callback functions
    • Moving content:
    - slide functions
    - slide toggling
    • The Stop function
    • Object syntax overview
    • Creating custom animations with the animate function
    • User driven animations and effects
    • Applied examples
    • Workshop

    Extending jQuery
    • About jQuery plug-ins
    • Overview of jQuery UI
    • Downloading and installing jQuery UI plug-ins
    • Downloading and installing jQuery UI CSS
    • Working with widgets
    • Interactions
    • The Extending Effects methods

    Where next?
    • jQuery resources
    • Other code libraries
    • About Ajax and Extensibility

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