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jQuery Fundamentals   

Use jQuery JavaScript to add professional-quality code modules and UI widgets.


  • Describe what JavaScript frameworks are, what they do and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Employ the jQuery framework to simplify the application of common JavaScript tasks with reliable cross-browser results
  • Utilize the jQuery UI library for advanced interface functionality
  • Build a jQuery plug-in to better understand and customize the hundreds that are available
  • Discriminate between a variety of competing jQuery-based libraries via research, evaluation and trial implementation
  • Identify best practices for assuring professional quality of jQuery projects

This course offers an introduction to the jQuery JavaScript library and framework and describes how to use it to add professional-quality code modules and UI widgets. jQuery pre-packages well-tested, complex JavaScript functionality so that it is relatively straightforward to employ without a requirement of advanced coding skills. Course topics include building a custom slideshow, as well as making animated menus, custom plugins and advanced data tables.


  • HTML and CSS: Level 2
  • Scripting for Web Designers or JavaScript or equivalent knowledge
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