jQuery Library: An Introduction
Main Features of jQuery
1. Selecting HTML Elements
jQuery allows for easy selection of HTML elements on a web page using CSS selectors. You can quickly find the elements you want to work with and manipulate them.
2. Content Manipulation
With jQuery, you can easily change the content of HTML elements, add new elements, remove elements, and modify element attributes. This facilitates dynamic content changes on a web page.
3. Event Handling
jQuery simplifies adding event handlers to HTML elements. You can respond to actions such as clicks, mouse hover, form submissions, and many other user actions.
The jQuery library offers a rich set of functions for creating animations on a web page. You can smoothly animate elements, change their properties, and create visual effects.
5. Server Communication
jQuery streamlines server communication using AJAX technology. You can fetch and send data without the need to refresh the entire page, which is essential for modern dynamic web applications.
6. Extensions and Plugins
jQuery has a large community and numerous available extensions and plugins. This means you can easily add new features to your website by using ready-made solutions created by other developers.
When to Choose jQuery?
In the second part of this text, we will discuss in more detail how to use jQuery in practice and what its advantages and disadvantages are.