If you’re interested in web development, jQuery is definitely a tool you’ll want to learn how to use. It’s a JavaScript library designed to make the selection and handling of HTML elements much simpler. jQuery is free, open-source, and easy to learn. It allows you to wrap common tasks that would have taken many lines of code up into a single line, saving you time and making your program easier to read. jQuery is the most popular library among front-end web developers. You’ll need to be familiar with HTML and JavaScript before starting this course. Take a look at our Introduction to HTML and Introduction to JavaScript courses, or if you’re already comfortable with the basics of those two languages you can dive right into jQuery!

What you'll learn

Control the behavior of HTML elements by manipulating their attributes with jQuery.
append(), prepend(), after() and before() functions
Use append, prepend ,after and before functions to add content to a web page.
Control Styling
Use css() method to get and set CSS styling properties for HTML elements.
Develop web pages that react to events like a mouse click to trigger actions.


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