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jQuery for Designers, Part 1: Introduction

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 4/14/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 15m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams N/A

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Course description

Master jQuery in this 5 part learning series, jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies the process of writing scripts and changing HTML elements on your website. The courses start with an overview of basic programming concepts including variables, functions, and objects, and discusses how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all work together. From there you’ll learn jQuery basics such as selecting elements, transforming page elements, handling events, and working with effects and animation. Finally, get an understanding of AJAX, jQuery plug-ins, and the jQuery UI.


This course assumes very little familiarity with jQuery. This course is part of a 5 part learning series. The courses should be taken in the following order; jQuery for Designers: Introduction; jQuery for Designers: CSS, DOM and jQuery; jQuery for Designers: Using jQuery; jQuery for Designers: Events and jQuery for Designers: Animation and Plug-ins.

Meet the expert

Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline


Introduction (19:50)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Introduction to JQuery (05:26)
  • Course Tools (05:14)
  • More Tools (02:19)
  • Getting JQuery (06:29)
  • Summary (00:10)
Basic JavaScript (29:20)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • JavaScript Syntax (05:14)
  • Using JavaScript (05:40)
  • Executing Functions (04:41)
  • Objects (05:47)
  • JavaScript Output (03:58)
  • Arrays (03:38)
  • Summary (00:10)
Basic HTML (26:39)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • JavaScript Libraries (05:27)
  • API (03:35)
  • Intro to HTML (05:01)
  • CSS (02:42)
  • jQuery inside HTML (05:29)
  • Forms (04:03)
  • Summary (00:10)