jQuery: A Really Simple Introduction
Sometimes, before you get into the intricacies of a subject, you just was a really simple, conceptual overview of what it involves.
This video provides a simple introduction to jQuery, looking a what it is and how it is added to a page to create an extra layer of functionality. It is part of a series. You can view a list of all the videos on the “Really Simple” Series page.
Here are some links to useful resources that complement this video.
Online CSS Resources
The following sites provide useful beginning information about jQuery:
Books and Courses
Here are a few books and online courses worth checking out:
Some nice jQuery scripts
Here are a some nice jQuery scripts that you download and use on your site:
- Slimbox2 (the lightbox gallery used in this video). Some other similar lightbox scripts include Fancybox, Colorbox and Facebox
- Some nice sliding galleries include bxSlider, AnythingSlider, FlexSlider and Coda Slider
- If you are looking for a script that gather content on the page into tabs, here is a nice Accessible Tabs script. Similar functionality can be achieved with an “accordion” effect
- Many sites now consiste of one page, divided into sections to which the browser smoothly scrolls as you click menu links. jQuery ScrollTo is a nice example of this.
Other useful links
A few more links worth checking out: