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Applied jQuery: Develop and Design by Jay Blanchard

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1. Introducing jQuery

Rich, interactive Web sites that use semantic markup and unobtrusive technologies like Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript are becoming the de facto standard in Web development. Designers and developers are looking for new and better ways to bring their creations to life, and libraries like jQuery make this goal easily attainable.

To get started properly with jQuery, you need to equip yourself with the appropriate tools and concepts. So, I’ve gathered those tools for you and will help you to learn how to use them.

This chapter will give you a firm grasp of the basics of jQuery and the tools that will make working with jQuery straightforward. Also included are some tips for getting the most out of jQuery. But first ...

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