There are other courses out there, this one is mine. We’ll make mistakes along the way. We’ll fix them. We’ll talk about theory. We’ll build practical, real things.
jQuery is monstrous in its popularity and ubiquity on the web. It doesn’t do everything, but what it does it does very well and that makes it part of nearly every major websites toolkit.
It is great at all the “DOM” stuff – selecting and manipulating elements on the page. It’s great at handling events. It has a nice API for all kinds of stuff – the “chaining” idea is very nice. It helps tremendously with Ajax. It helps with animation. The world of plugins around it is vast. While doing all this, perhaps the most compelling feature is that it handles the cross-browser problems for you.
We’ll talk about all that in more in this course.
The download links on the jQuery archive page aren’t working. They work on the single page and on the other course archive pages.
Could you let me know exactly what you mean? Perhaps a screenshot of the page with an arrow pointing to the broken link?
WAIT I FOUND IT. Fixing.
When is it best to use CSS3 and when should I use jquery?
Then there are intersections:
Sometimes this question comes up with animation as well, and that is answered in the video specifically about animation. Generally, CSS is best for that.
Awesome! Very happy to subscribe to your course Chris!
Hey Chris. Looking forward to making my way through the course. I really enjoy your laid-back presentation style. It keeps me relaxed and open as I’m taking in what you’re sharing. I’ve worked with jQuery “indirectly” when working with various WordPress plugins, but for historical reasons have always avoided client side scripting as a general rule in my own development. But, now that things like jQuery are so mature and widely supported, it’s time to embrace it all. Thanks for putting this course together.
Not sure if this is the best place for this comment, or if you’re still keeping track of this thread. Going through some of the Lodge videos, I was wondering, do you think you could add the “Mark as Viewed” text underneath the Next Video link, or something like that. It would help a bit with going through the videos, without having to go back to the main listing to mark them off. Just a thought. Otherwise, been really enjoying this content, hope to see more soon.
Will consider, thanks Mike. If anyone else has an opinion on that, let me know. Generally like to keep these comment threads about the content in the videos. This is fine, but if it becomes a big thread I may need to bury and we can move to email.
Really looking forward to this!
This is going to be great! :)
None of the videos are playing. The window says “Sorry. Because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here.” which, I think, is bogus. However, if I go e.g. to https://vimeo.com/72861877 Vimeo indeed says it cannot find the video :-(
What is the approximate length of this course? Thanks!
Less than a couple of hours. :)