jQuery Demo for April's KWDM

This thursday, at [Waterloo Region Web Design & Technology Group][a_100408145732] ([#kwdm][a_100408145938] on Twitter), I had the opportunity to give an introductory look at jQuery and some of it basic notions. Here is what I presented. If you wish to follow along, you can [download the source code][a_100408091055] for this particular demonstration.

Please keep in mind that in no way is this intended to be instructional, nor are these real world examples. This is merely to quickly illustrate a series of features and functions to give a gist of how quickly one might pick up jQuery.

Also note that if you plan on streaming this video, you may find the subtitles a little out of sync. If you want the truest experience you should be able to download the video from [Vimeo][a_100408131723].

If you are truly interested in learning more about jQuery, please consider the following:

## Resources ##

jQuery.com – [http://jquery.com][a_100408084544]
Documentation – [http://docs.jquery.com/Main_Page][a_100408084912]
Tutorials – [http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials][a_100408085019]
Forums – [http://docs.jquery.com/Discussion][a_100408085113]

Visual cheat sheet – [http://woork.blogspot.com/2009/09/jquery-visual-cheat-sheet.html][a_100408085549]

Videos – [http://blog.themeforest.net/screencasts/jquery-for-absolute-beginners-video-series/][a_100408085724]

## Recommended reading: ##

**jQuery in Action**

**jQuery, Novice to Ninja**
ISBN: 978-0-9805768-5-6

[a_100408083615]: http://adam.merrifield.ca
[a_100408084324]: http://www.manning.com/bibeault/
[a_100408084345]: http://www.sitepoint.com/books/jquery1/
[a_100408084544]: http://jquery.com
[a_100408084912]: http://docs.jquery.com/Main_Page
[a_100408085019]: http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials
[a_100408085113]: http://docs.jquery.com/Discussion
[a_100408085549]: http://woork.blogspot.com/2009/09/jquery-visual-cheat-sheet.html
[a_100408085724]: http://blog.themeforest.net/screencasts/jquery-for-absolute-beginners-video-series/
[a_100408091055]: http://adam.merrifield.ca/downloads/jQuery_demo_KWDM.zip
[a_100408131723]: http://www.vimeo.com/10777710
[a_100408145732]: http://webdesign.meetup.com/472/
[a_100408145938]: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23kwdm


Adam Merrifield


2 thoughts on “jQuery Demo for April's KWDM

  1. Fantastic presentation Adam! Great help for dummies like me who use a patchwork approach to jQuery based on tutorials I find that do similar things to what I am setting out to achieve.

    Thanks for taking the time to put it together!

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