Baby steps: starting with jQuery - part 2

Implementing jQuery

Now that I've decided to use jQuery for my little task of breaking out of a framing site and telling the visitor why without an annoying alert, the first job is to make jQuery available for use. That's simple, but you still have choices - each with pros and cons. … Once I had jQuery installed properly on my server, I needed a little code to test whether I had a functional jQuery setup. While writing that, I had my first encounter with asynchronicity in JavaScript! …

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Baby steps: starting with jQuery - part 1

I'm not exactly a stranger to JavaScript but I haven't used it much lately. Mostly, that's because my main use has always been writing (Windows) system utilities and application scripting (often in combination), and I with my current focus totally on the web just don't do that any more. But now I suddenly have a job for it, and (current best practice) it should of course be done totally unobtrusively, by merely linking to some JavaScript files from the head element, and no further changes to any of the existing HTML: the body stays untouched. Just the thing for jQuery, in other words. Time to dust off my jQuery bookmarks, find some examples, and get my hands dirty. …

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