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jQuery for Web Designers

with Joe Chellman

Video: Welcome

Learn how to use jQuery to add web form usability, animation, and other features like slideshow galleries to your existing webpages.
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  1. 2m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. What you should know
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 11m 59s
    1. jQuery is a JavaScript library?
      1m 15s
    2. When to use jQuery
      2m 51s
    3. Alternatives to jQuery
      1m 24s
    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
    3. What's next: More JavaScript
      1m 17s

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jQuery for Web Designers
Video Duration: 0s 1h 42m Intermediate


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Take the next step in your web design career with jQuery, which amplifies JavaScript's power and puts a library of prebuilt functions and a diverse selection of plugins at web designers' fingertips. This course explains what jQuery is, how to install it, and use it to script more interesting, interactive websites. Author Joe Chellman will show you how to use jQuery to add web form usability, audio and video, animation, and other features like slideshow galleries to your existing HTML and CSS-based webpages.

Check out JavaScript for Web Designers for more detailed instruction on JavaScript.

Topics include:
  • What is jQuery?
  • Installing jQuery
  • Performing multiple operations with chaining
  • Using classes
  • Adding, modifying, and removing content dynamically
  • Triggering a change with event binding
  • Creating a dynamic contact form
  • Building a slideshow gallery
  • Creating simple jQuery animations


Hi I am Joe Chellman, and welcome to jQuery for web designers. JavaScript is an essential tool in modern web design, and jQuery is a library of JavaScript functions that can make working with the language a lot easier. In this course I will introduce you to the basics of installing and working with jQuery and where to find help as you start writing your code. I'll go through some of the essential concepts that make working with jQuery different from working with pure JavaScript. With special focus on areas where jQuery makes JavaScript easier.

Then, I'll show you how to add jQuery to an existing page. We'll look at how to install and use a plugin. As well as strategies for finding out which options to change to make the plugin work how you want it to. Next, we'll look at animation with jQuery. How it relates to pure CSS animation and then how to use animation to enhane a shopping card with nice visual feedback. jQuery is hugely popular and very useful, leveraging the available plugins and the power of the core library itself, you will find there is little you cant do. Lets get rolling with jQuery for web designers

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