Comprehensive jQuery Training


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In this JQuery training class, students tap into the power of the freely-available jQuery library to learn to develop compelling user interfaces for their Web sites and applications. Attendees will learn how to use jQuery UI's extended set of animation effects, how to create and configure instances of jQuery UI interaction helpers, how to implement jQuery UI interface components like Datepickers and Accordions, and how to develop plugins that extend jQuery UI's capabilities.

In addition, students learn to simplify nearly any client-side scripting task. Attendees will learn how to write jQuery selectors to round up sets of DOM elements, how to use jQuery's many wrapped set methods to manipulate DOM elements, how to use the jQuery event model to set up event listeners and callback functions, how to manage Ajax requests with jQuery and how to extend jQuery with utility function and wrapped set method plugins.

This jQuery course has been updated for updated for jQuery UI version 1.8.

  1. Getting Started with jQuery
    1. Using jQuery with Other Libraries
    2. Starting Processing When the DOM Tree is Ready
    3. jQuery Utility Functions
  2. Forming Wrapped Sets with jQuery Selectors
    1. CSS Selectors
    2. Hierarchical Selectors
    3. Basic Filters
    4. Content Filters
    5. Visibility Filters
    6. Attribute Filters
    7. Child-Specific Filters
    8. Form Element Filters
    9. Additional Wrapped Set Methods
  3. Event-Driven Programming with jQuery
    1. Event Helpers
    2. Interaction Helpers: toggle() and hover()
    3. jQuery Event Objects
    4. jQuery Live Events
  4. jQuery and Ajax
    1. The load() Wrapped Set Method
    2. Basic Ajax Requests with $.get() and $.post()
    3. $.getJSON() and $.get Script()
    4. Exercising Complete Control with $.ajax()
    5. Global Ajax Events
    6. Ajax Helper Methods
  5. Overview of jQuery Plugin Development (time permitting)
    1. Best Practices
    2. Utility Function Plugins
    3. Wrapped Set Method Plugins
    4. Providing Default Argument Values
  6. Getting Started with jQuery UI
    1. Using an Existing Theme or Creating Your Own
    2. jQuery Animation Methods Extended by jQuery UI
    3. jQuery UI Animation Effects
    4. Using Animations with show(), hide() and toggle()
  7. jQuery UI Interaction Helpers
    1. Draggables
    2. Droppables
    3. Resizables
    4. Selectables
    5. Sortables
  8. jQuery UI User Interface Elements, Part I
    1. Progressbar
    2. Slider
    3. Datepicker
    4. Dialog
    5. Button
    6. Autocomplete
  9. jQuery UI User Interface Elements, Part II
    1. Tabs
    2. Accordions
  10. jQuery UI Plugins
    1. Using an Object to Retain State Information
    2. Using a Single Method with an Action Argument
    3. Creating a Plugin Using $.widget()
    4. Adding Callbacks to a Plugin

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