I have tested number of different libraries but the one that really grabbed me is jQuery. This is a relatively small library that is based on a few very simple principles.
To me jQuery library strikes the right balance between size, feature set and ease of use.
So what is jQuery exactly?
jQuery Library Features
- HTML element selections functions
- HTML element manipulation
- CSS manipulation
- Effects and animations
- HTML DOM traversal and modification
- Utilities: such as browser version and the each function
Where to Download jQuery?
jQuery is free to download and use, and is dual-licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses. Two versions of jQuery are available for downloading: Minified and Uncompressed (for debugging or reading).
This library has jQuery function that you can embed to your scripts.
How to use jQuery Library?
Note: The <script> tag should be inside the page’s <head> section.
If you don’t want to store the jQuery library on your own computer, you can use one of the following CDN hosted jQuery libraries,
Google Ajax API CDN
Personally, I prefer to have local copies of my libraries available so I am not dependent on an online resource if my connection is down or if I’m offline for example. I tend to use local scripts and sticking them into a scripts folder of my Web application.
- jQuery is great for things like animations, Ajax requests, DOM manipulation, image effects, and user interface elements
What can we expect from jQuery? Discuss in the comments and have fun trying out all the features and lets fill the web with some nice jQuery User Interfaces!