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JavaScript and jQuery

Learn how to use and understand JavaScript and jQuery when designing and developing custom web pages.

Front End Languages
Free Course
This free online JavaScript and jQuery course will show you how to use JavaScript and jQuery when designing and developing custom web pages. jQuery is one of the most popular tools used for designing and implementing JavaScript in web pages. If you want long term employment as a computer programmer, or just need to design a few really beautiful web pages for your own website, understanding how jQuery and JavaScript work is essential.





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Javascript is a cross-browser skill that will take your résumé to the next level, and give you some pretty cool programming abilities. This course will guide you through the basics of JavaScript and jQuery to ensure that you gain those skills. You will first be introduced to the fundamentals of JavaScript syntax, including JavaScript debugging and how to add JavaScript to a page.

You will then be guided through jQuery basics such as selecting and manipulating elements, assigning attributes, traversing tools, and CSS/Styling. Subsequent modules will go deeper into advanced concepts such as jQuery core, events and effects, plugins, performance best practices, and managing dependencies. Throughout the course you will be given interactive exercises and examples to make your learning really practical.

If you want to continue your growth as a computer programmer then this is the course for you. Computer programming is constantly evolving, with new tools, programs, and even languages always on the horizon. It is so important to keep up and have as many tools in your belt as possible. This course can get you certified in one more great programming skill, and make your résumé a lot more impressive to your employer. Not bad for a course that takes less than 5 hours.


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jQuery Core


Performance Best Practices

JavaScript Basics

jQuery Basics




Managing Dependencies

Custom Events


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will understand the different concepts involved when using jQuery on your web pages.

You will know the basics of JavaScript including testing, functions, objects, arrays, loops, conditional code, operators and syntax basics. You will gain a good knowledge of AJAX. You will understand how plugins are used in web pages.

You will know jQuery and JavaScript best practices. You will understand how to manage dependencies and how to demonstrate the power of custom events by creating a simple tool for searching Twitter.


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