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Client-Side Scripting Using JavaScript with jQuery

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JavaScript is a programming language used within a web browser (IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.) to create interactive web applications. JavaScript is currently the most widely used programming language on the web. 92% of all websites use JavaScript, and JavaScript is the language behind many of the tools and technologies we have been accustomed to expect to find on the Web today. Today's JavaScript is not about opening popup windows, browser detection, mouse-rollovers, but is about understanding how to allow your content layer (HTML) and presentation layer (CSS) to work seamlessly and unobtrusively with your behaviour layer (JavaScript). You will also learn that it is not necessary to ‘re-invent the wheel’ with JavaScript and will learn how to harness the power of JavaScript libraries. These are code frameworks built in JavaScript to quickly expand your codebase without writing hundreds of lines of code.

Entry requirements

Experience of web development with HTML4, HTML5 or XHTML is essential, and some knowledge of CSS would be beneficial to get the most out of this course.

Course content

This short course with supporting guide and code examples will give you a solid introduction to JavaScript and jQuery and explain in detail how you can start using it on your websites now.

This course will cover:

  • The key features of JavaScript
  • Overview of OOP
  • Enhancing your web pages by using the JQuery JavaScript library
  • Adding JavaScript to a web page
  • Variables, strings, arrays
  • Using comparison and logical operators
  • Conditional statements: if...else and switch
  • Loop statements
  • Creating custom functions
  • Types of errors; viewing errors in your browser
  • Common debugging and troubleshooting tips and tricks
  • Using Firebug
  • Try...catch syntax
  • Common string methods
  • Math object
  • Common Array methods
  • Date object
  • Images array
  • Using forms
  • Understanding the DOM
  • Reading and writing cookies
  • Overview of Object Oriented Programming
  • Install and setup a web page to use jQuery
  • Understanding the basics of jQuery 'dot' syntax
  • How jQuery selectors work
  • How to reference and manipulate web page content
  • Creating basic animation
  • Using the jQuery UI Plugin
  • Creating a simple image slideshow

Further study and career options

Bedford College offers a wide range of short or medium length web design, web programming and web development courses generally taught as evening classes. These courses include the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate Certification program which can also be studied as flexible and supported, distance learning, and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) course in Web Development Fundamentals and HTML5 Application Development.

Applicable job roles: web designer, UI web developer, webmaster, web application developers.

Additional information

jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries and was originally written by John Resig in 2006. As an open source library, it is always being updated and refined by a growing community of contributors. Many companies are using jQuery including Amazon, Google, Twitter, BBC, ESPN, CBS News, Digg, Reuters, IBM, Netflix, Dell, Oracle, and many more.

Course Information & How to Apply

Please call our Customer Contact team on 01234 291000 to book onto this course. Alternatively you can visit our Customer Contact team at our Cauldwell Street campus. View our opening hours.

Start DateCourse Code
16/10/2013 F2132 Course in progress


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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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