Week 4 – jQuery
This is the final week of the “Grow with Google Challenge” on Udacity. The fourth and final week of the challenge was about jQuery. This section consisted of three sections: “The Basics: the DOM, $, and Selectors“, “The Tricks: DOM Manipulation“, and “Event Listeners with jQuery“. The section was concluded with a project that had you put your jQuery skills to the test. This section was probably the shortest and lightest in content, so it did take some investigating of jQuery documentation to get through all the quizzes.
The Basics: the DOM, $, and Selectors
This first section is an introduction to jQuery. A quick explanation of how to use jQuery is covered in these lessons:
- The $ sign
- jQuery selectors
- DOM traversal
Of course, you get to learn by doing through the use of several quizzes.
The Tricks: DOM Manipulation
One of the many uses of jQuery is DOM Manipulation. This section will teach you several different methods for manipulating the DOM and give you plenty of chances to test your knowledge.
The DOM Manipulation section contains the following lessons:
- changing attributes
- modifying CSS
- getting HTML and text
- adding and removing DOM elements
- appending elements
One of the powerful tools of jQuery is Event Listeners. You will learn how to make things happen when certain “events” occur.
The Event Listeners lesson included the following sections:
- monitor events
- Event listeners
- Convenience methods
- Event delegation
Project: Pixel Art Maker
That concludes the jQuery section and also concludes the “Grow with Google Challenge”. The lessons were fun and challenging and I am ready to learn more. I will write up a review of the challenge in a future post.
Learn about the Udacity Grow with Google Challenge
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See what I did in Week 3 of the Udacity Grow with Google Challenge