Looking at the popularity of JQuery it is a must to learn for all the developers and designers. So, here we bring you a list of top 12 resources where you can master your JQuery skills. These links are text tutorials, video tutorials or eBooks.
First we have a look at jQuery text tutorials:
w3schools is doing a remarkable job in providing tutorials on various technologies. You just name the technology and you will find a tutorial related to that on w3schools. The tutorials on JQuery covers every topic and has an online editor as well where you can perform things practically. The tutorial starts with an introduction of JQuery and then digs deep into the technology as we progress further.
Tutorials point has been in these business from a long time and explain things in the simplest way possible. The JQuery course is very structured and can be understood even by a beginner. It starts with the basics and covers topic like attributes, CSS, DOM, AJAX etc. and then move towards advanced topics like Interactions, Widgets, Theming, Plugin and Utilities.
Codecademy helps you learn jQuery online so that you can leverage your skills in creating animation and building interactive websites. The estimated course time is 3 hours and more than 500 thousand students have registered for this course. The course perfectly answers your query of “how do I learn to code” by offering online editor with every tutorial which allows you to execute whatever you have learned.
Learn.jQuery is the best place to start learning as it focuses on basics, deals with common problems faced by developer and makes you familiar with the standard practices of JQuery. It covers topic such as JQuery introduction, events, Ajax calls, use of plugins, code organization etc.
Now have a look at jQuery video tutorials:
Codeschool has divided the course into different levels. The course digs deeper as you move to the next level. Each level has challenges associated with it which needs to be accomplished. These challenges are based on the learnings that you have grasped from the video tutorial. The first 5 levels of course are free and covers topic such as traversing DOM, working with DOM, listening to DOM and styling in JQuery.
Udemy provides an in depth course in JQuery covering each and every topic. The course has total of 63 lectures which if summed up altogether equals to 4.5 hours of content. The course helps you in designing a website by using customized JQuery plugins. After successful completion of course you will get a certificate from Udemy.
The JQuery online training is divided into 6 sections and helps to add animation, third-party data, and dynamic content to your apps and websites. The course first tells you how to extract page content using JQuery and play with some CSS. In the next section you will get familiar with the dynamic page content and JQuery events. In the last section you will learn to add animation and access data through AJAX.
This course by Eduonix contains over 10 lectures featuring 2 hours of content. The pre requisite for this course is that user must have basic knowledge of HTML. The course explains every concept by implementing it on the live project thereby making you aware of industry standards.
Now let us have a look at some of the best jQuery books available in the market. These books on JQuery have been finalised after doing a thorough research.
9. JQuery in Action by Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz
10. JQuery Succinctly by Cody Lindley
11. Head First jQuery by Ryan Benedetti and Ronan Cranley
12. Learning JQuery by Jonathan Chaffer
The core library of JQuery is used by more than 61 percent of websites. Apart from public web JQuery is also used in Google Chrome add on, Firefox extensions, Mozilla XUL apps, Chrome OS apps, Firefox OS apps, BlackBerry 10 WebWorks apps and Windows 8 Store apps. After going through this article you must have realised how powerful and popular JQuery is. It is a must learn and will grow even more in coming future.
Are you also looking to learn jQuery; then you must have something to add to this list. Feel free to leave a comment below to let us know of some more knowledgeable resources for learning JQuery.