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Reference materials

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Now, let's take a look at some reference materials that you can use to learn more about jQuery or to help you solve problems as you're working through things. The first is api.jquery.com. This is the actual jQuery language reference published by the jQuery foundation itself. So this is always the most authoritative resource. It's your first place to go and it's actually quite good. There's also jqapi.com, which is an alternative way of browsing the same information. Take a look at it. You might find the user interface of it to be a little nicer than api.jquery.com. It should stay current, but it isn't necessarily guaranteed to be as current as the one hosted by the jQuery foundation at api.jquery.com.

Reference materials

Now, let's take a look at some reference materials that you can use to learn more about jQuery or to help you solve problems as you're working through things. The first is api.jquery.com. This is the actual jQuery language reference published by the jQuery foundation itself. So this is always the most authoritative resource. It's your first place to go and it's actually quite good. There's also jqapi.com, which is an alternative way of browsing the same information. Take a look at it. You might find the user interface of it to be a little nicer than api.jquery.com. It should stay current, but it isn't necessarily guaranteed to be as current as the one hosted by the jQuery foundation at api.jquery.com.

One piece of software that I want to call out specifically is called Dash. It's Mac only but I wanted to mention it because I personally use it all the time. It's an offline documentation browser that updates itself. So you can use it for jQuery, JavaScript, basically any popular programming language and it's all in one place, it's all searchable and nice and works without an internet connection. As I say, it's mac only, you can find it in the app store, but I think it's quite good. And then of course you can look at StackExchange, search for your error messages and such in your favorite search engine and all that sort of thing. All of the usual things that you would normally do while trying to solve a problem on the internet will still work but these are a few resources that you can look at specifically for things related to jQuery.

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jQuery for Web Designers

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  1. 2m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. What you should know
      37s
    3. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 12m 0s
    1. jQuery is a JavaScript library?
      1m 15s
    2. When to use jQuery
      2m 51s
    3. Alternatives to jQuery
      1m 25s
    4. Which version of jQuery to use
      1m 50s
    5. How to install jQuery
      3m 21s
    6. Reference materials
      1m 18s
  3. 19m 19s
    1. Getting ready
      2m 26s
    2. Selecting elements to use
      3m 54s
    3. Performing multiple operations on the same line with chaining
      2m 30s
    4. Using classes to find what you're looking for
      3m 52s
    5. Adding, modifying, and removing content dynamically
      4m 3s
    6. Challenge: Form feedback
      1m 12s
    7. Solution: Form feedback
      1m 22s
  4. 18m 28s
    1. Triggering a change based on activity with event binding
      4m 37s
    2. Reading and changing values
      4m 17s
    3. Working with HTML attributes
      4m 55s
    4. Challenge: Dynamic contact form
      1m 27s
    5. Solution: Dynamic contact form
      3m 12s
  5. 16m 42s
    1. Using the Colorbox plugin to build a slideshow gallery
      4m 22s
    2. Implementing Colorbox on your site
      2m 46s
    3. Changing Colorbox options
      5m 53s
    4. Challenge: Convert to a slideshow
      1m 6s
    5. Solution: Convert to a slideshow
      2m 35s
  6. 28m 37s
    1. Using jQuery or CSS to animate elements
      2m 24s
    2. Creating simple jQuery animations
      4m 35s
    3. Animating numeric properties with animate()
      4m 56s
    4. Understanding animation easing
      4m 4s
    5. Putting it together: Flowers in the cart
      6m 4s
    6. Callbacks: What to do when the animation ends
      3m 27s
    7. Challenge: Improve the animation
      1m 3s
    8. Solution: Improve the animation
      2m 4s
  7. 4m 45s
    1. More fun plugins
      2m 38s
    2. What's next: More jQuery
      50s
    3. What's next: More JavaScript
      1m 17s

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