Beginner Series: jQuery Tutorial
As you’d expect from a programming language, jQuery requires an editor to write the code and work with the library.
- Visual Studio
- Aptana Studio
- Ultra Edit
Any text editing program can be used to write jQuery script, such as the ones listed above.
What Do You Need to Work With jQuery?
Aside from the editor, you will also need to download the jQuery library from the official site.
Depending on what browser you will be working with, there are different versions of the jQuery library to use. If you are working with Internet Explorer versions 6 to 8, then you’ll want to acquire the jQuery library v1.x. If you are working with modern browsers like IE 9+, Chrome, and Firefox you’ll want to download v2.x.
There are usually two separate packages of the jQuery library: compressed and uncompressed. Uncompressed is better suited for development purposes and is much easier to read, especially during the debugging process. This is because the compressed jQuery library is compacted by removing white space, line feed, and variable and function names in the code. Compressed is obviously better suited for production environments.
How to Get Started
For a quick beginner’s tutorial, be sure to check out our jQuery 101 guide where we walk you through the infamous “hello world” tutorial for beginners.
Additional Resources for jQuery
Make sure to bookmark the page for all of your jQuery needs!
Next, we’ll be covering an Intro Tutorial for jQuery Beginners.
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