What is JQuery?
Some of the features that it provides are:
- DOM selection and manipulation: DOM elements can be selected and manipulated for example a developer can add or remove elements and also use tag name, id or css name to select needed elements.
- Effects: a developer can apply special effects to DOM elements like for example fading in or fading out an element, showing and hiding or applying animation to it.
- Events: functions in the JQuery library are ‘click’, ‘mouseleave’, ‘mouseenter’, ‘keyup’, ‘blur’ etc these functions handle cross-browser compatibility issues.
- Cross-browser support: JQuery supports IE 6.0+, Safari 3.0+, Chrome 9.0+, Opera 9+ and Firefox 2.0+.
- Ajax: JQuery includes AJAX functions. This is required to load data from servers without having to refresh the entire page.
- Full understanding of the code. Being able to to develop and understand your code is very essential for a developer especially if a complex project is being developed. When there is a bug and the developer starts to debug it’s important for the developer to know what is going on inorder to solve the problem.
If the developer wants a website full of different animations and its main purpose is the user interface I would suggest to go for JQuery. JQuery would help the developer implement animations in very few lines of code which will make his job easier and would save him/her lots of time.
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