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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to Introduction to jQuery. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to get started using jQuery in your own projects. In this lesson, I'll give you an overview of what we'll cover and what you can expect to get out of the course.

1.1 Introduction

Web developers, especially those that specialize in the client side, have had to overcome a lot of obstacles, and probably the biggest hurdle that we faced is the browser itself. Because for years we've had to work around the incompatibilities of multiple browsers. And even at the best of times we've had to work with very low level APIs, like the document object model and XML HTTP request. But thankfully many libraries were created to solve all of these problems, but one has withstood the test of time and became the de facto standard. That is jQuery, in fact it is so popular that you will be hard press to find a website that doesn't use it. Hi, my name is Jeremy McPeak and in this course I'm going to teach you everything that you need to know to get started using jQuery in your projects. First, we'll look at all the different ways you can get jQuery, and then we'll move right into using it to select elements in the document. You'll learn how to use jQuery to manipulate the content in the page, as well as listen for events, change style, and work with attributes. We'll then look at some of jQuery's animation capabilities and you'll learn how easy AJAX is when you use jQuery's AJAX-based methods. At the end of the course we'll apply some of the concepts that you learned throughout the course and write a fully functional accordion script. Now, we have a lot of ground to cover, so when you're ready queue up the first video and we will get started.

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