jQuery Resources, Examples and more:

jQuery is a lightweight JavaScript Library providing a wide range of features, easy to learn syntax, and cross platform compatibility. The jQuery library provides a general purpose extraction layer for common web scripting, and is therefore useful in almost every scripting situation.

See my growing list of JQuery Examples

jQuery addresses:
Why jQuery works well:
  1. Getting Started
  2. Great list of jQuery Examples
  3. Learning Resources
  4. jQuery Plugins

  • How to Install jQuery:
    1. First download the latest release here:
      Download jQuery or our friends at Google have various iterations of it at:

      <script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.18/jquery-ui.min.js"></script> Why use a content distribution network (CDN) instead?
      - Faster - Google has a very reliable/redundant distribution network spread out all over the world
      - Improved Bandwidth
      - Improved parallel downloads
      - Caching Benefits - If user hits another site that used the same CDN then hits yours they already have it cached.

      For example I use an interation of - https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.0/jquery.min.js

    2. jQuery comes in the form of a simple .js file that you just place wherever you want on your web server and then reference
    3. You call up the .js file by placing the following within your header <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.aperfectmix.com/free_web_design/js/jquery.js"></script> As you can see I placed it in a js folder.