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jQuery Tutorial For Beginners

In this section you will learn about jQuery. Here you will learn the various aspects of jQuery. This section will describe the aspects of jQuery that a beginner as well as the experienced can learn from here.

Here you will read the various aspects of jQuery like what is jQuery, features of jQuery, benefits of jQuery, disadvantages of jQuery, versions of jQuery, jQuery download.

What is jQuery ?

jQuery, a library for JavaScript that provides the powerful selecting features using which you can select most of the things from the HTML page, you want. It simplifies the programming in JavaScript. Learning jQuery is easy, however, it is depend on the learner's knowledge of JavaScript programming, HTML, and CSS. Introduction of jQuery has made the web development easy.

Features Of jQuery

As we have discussed earlier jQuery is a JavaScript library, it has simplifies the web development. jQuery has the powerful selector using which you can select most of the thing from an HTML page, it has the various innovative ways for DOM traversing, it can handle various of events like, mouse, keyboard, event from browser etc. jQuery is able to work with the animation effects, Ajax that helps in to simplifies the web development.

Benefits Of jQuery

Till now, as you have learnt from the above part of this tutorial you will be understand that the jQuery is useful for making an effective websites. You can put the effective animation effects on your websites, you can handle the various of events easily, you can traverse the DOM easily as well as you can work with Ajax. jQuery has the various benefits/advantages that a web developer adopts it for developing the web application. Some of the advantages are as follows :

  • Ease of use
  • Large library
  • Ajax support

Disadvantages Of jQuery

jQuery has also some disadvantages these are as follows :

  • Functionality maybe limited
  • JQuery javascript file required

Versions Of jQuery

As the other technologies jQuery is also released with various versions. You can download it from its official website Hyperlink for downloading the the jQuery is From here you can download the available versions. jQuery files which can be downloaded is available as compressed as well as uncompressed copies. Uncompressed files are useful for debugging or development. When you will go to download jQuery through the link given here, you can download the available version of jQuery files by right click on the appropriate link and then to Select "Save As" option from menu.

  • At the writing of this tutorial the latest version of jQuery is 2.0.2 (but, it is recommended that the jQuery version 2.X shouldn't be use because jQuery 2.X API doesn't support the IE 6, 7, or 8)
  • Some of the previous major versions of jQuery are :
    • 1.10.1
    • 1.10.0
    • 1.9.1
    • 1.9.0
    • 1.8.3
    • 1.7.2
    • 1.6.4
    • 1.6.0
    • 1.5.2
    • 1.4.2
    • 1.3.2
    • 1.2.6
    • 1.1

jQuery Download

jQuery is available as an open source that can be downloaded from the official website of jQuery. The official link for downloading jQuery is

You can download the required version of jQuery from the link given there. To download you have two options either download compressed files or uncompressed files. You can download the uncompressed file by "Right Click" on the provided link and then Select to "Save As" option from menu.



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