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Intro to jQuery

Free Course

Manipulating Websites with Ease

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Introduction to Programming

About this course

jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library today, in use by over 60% of the top 100,000 most visited websites. This course will teach you how to use jQuery’s core features - DOM element selections, traversal and manipulation.

You'll also learn how to read and make sense of jQuery's documentation, making it easy for you to go beyond the methods taught in this class and take advantage of jQuery's full array of features!

This course is also a part of our Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree.

What you will learn

  1. The DOM, $ and Selectors
    • The jQuery object ($).
    • Review of the DOM structure.
    • How to use selectors and filters.
  2. DOM Manipulation
    • How to read jQuery documentation.
    • How to modify HTML attributes and content.
    • How to add and remove DOM elements.

Prerequisites and requirements

To succeed in this course, we expect you to have some HTML and JavaScript experience. You should at minimum understand loops, functions, and conditional statements (if/else).

Udacity’s JavaScript Basics course and HTML/CSS course are good preparation for this course.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why take this course?

Due to jQuery’s popularity and ease of use, learning jQuery is a must for all front-end web developers. jQuery makes selecting DOM elements and manipulating them simple by providing a consistent API that works across all browsers.

Proficiency in using jQuery is an important skill that can speed up your development time and opens up a world of useful plugins.

Learn with the best.

  • Cameron Pittman
    Cameron Pittman