Chapter 9Plugins, Themes, and Advanced Topics

jQuery, like the game of chess, or any version of Tetris, is simple to learn but difficult to master. Thanks to its seamless integration with the Document Object Model, it feels natural and easy to use. But jQuery is a quiet achiever: it doesn’t like to brag about it, but under that hood lies an extensible architecture, a powerful event-handling system, and a robust plugin framework.


“Hey, now that everything’s in place, can you just go back and put that menu from Phase 3 into the admin section? And can you add the cool lists you made in the last phase to those lists on the front end, and add the scroller effect you did—you can just copy and paste the code, right?” Ah, copy/paste—our good ...

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