Learn jQuery Essentials

Video description

4+ Hours of Video Instruction

Learn jQuery Essentials LiveLessons teaches you how to create interactive, performant websites without a framework, as well as how to query and manipulate web page content. Instructor Shaun Wassell shows you how jQuery can help you handle web page events such as clicks, typing, and more in an easy, intuitive way.

jQuery is a time-tested tool for making web pages interactive. When developers think about front-end development, they think of frameworks, like React. But for everyday use cases, learning React or Angular just to make webpages interactive would be like using a bulldozer to move a handful of rocks. The fact is that most developers aren’t going to be building huge, intricate web applications with millions of users, so learning an entire front-end framework can be overkill. jQuery, on the other hand, provides a straightforward way to do nearly all of these things.

Full Stack expert Shaun Wassell teaches JavaScript developers how to use jQuery to create interactive web pages.

The associated code for this LiveLesson can be found at https://github.com/shaunwa/jquery-examples.

About the Instructor

Shaun Wassell’s goal is to create a world where people are empowered to use programming as a way to solve meaningful problems‚Äîa world where writing code is just as natural for most people as walking or breathing. To help make this a reality, he has dedicated the past few years to helping people learn and master software-development skills through video courses, live training sessions, and one-on-one tutoring. Shaun has been programming since he was a kid, when creating video games was his gateway into the world of software. Since then, he’s been fortunate enough to be a contributing member on many amazing software projects and work with some incredible mentors along the way.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

You’ll get to:

  • Use jQuery to manipulate webpages and make them interactive
  • Load data from web APIs using AJAX
  • Master using jQuery selectors to select DOM elements
  • Handle events to create interactive interfaces

In addition, you’ll explore advanced features, such as:

  • DOM traversal
  • Animation effects
  • jQuery extensions

Who Should Take This Course

  • Primary: Front-end developers/engineers, web developers, web designers.
  • Secondary: Beginning programmers who have learned the basics of web development and are looking to add some serious functionality to their websites.

Course Requirements


  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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Product information

  • Title: Learn jQuery Essentials
  • Author(s): Shaun Wassell
  • Release date: October 2020
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0136955711