Get ready to learn jQuery
- JS DOM API: Browsers expose the JS DOM API to give web developers a way to manipulate webpages in JS, and jQuery functions call the DOM functions behind the scenes (like
document.getElementById). Some web developers choose to learn jQuery without ever learning the DOM API, but we strongly encourage you to learn the DOM API first - and we will refer to it throughout this course. You will likely have to use both in your time as a web developer, and it's valuable to understand how you can use JS in a browser without any library at all. You can learn the DOM API in our HTML/JS course and read the summary articles for a review.
- Using JS libraries: You should know how to insert a
<script>tag in your webpage to include a JS library. If you haven't done that before, you can go through this short tutorial.