jQuery - Introduction - Introduction


Jquery Introduction

Since you've come to this page, you may already have a pretty good idea about what jQuery is, but to be on the safe side, here is a brief explanation. jQuery is a JavaScript framework, which purpose is to make it much easier to use JavaScript on your website. You could also describe jQuery as an abstraction layer, since it takes a lot of the functionality that you would have to write many lines of JavaScript to accomplish and wraps it into functions that you can call with a single line of code. It's important to note that jQuery does not replace JavaScript, and while it does offer some syntactical shortcuts, the code you write when you use jQuery is still JavaScript code.