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ERIC Number: EJ890695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Creating Dynamic Websites Using jQuery
Miller-Francisco, Emily
Computers in Libraries, v30 n6 p26-28 Jul-Aug 2010
As e-resource systems and web coordinator for Southern Oregon University, the author is deeply involved with the university library's website. In the latest revision of this website, the author knew she needed to jazz it up a little. With screen real estate on the main page at a premium, the author hoped to use a tabbed box and an accordion-style control to keep things findable without overcrowding the page. Implementing both the tabbed panels and the accordion control proved more difficult than she had anticipated. She began by using Dreamweaver's Spry Widgets, which provide "plug and play"-style widgets with just a few clicks of the mouse. Unfortunately, this attempt was plagued by technical difficulties. So she took stock of alternative approaches. Luckily, there are several JavaScript libraries that provide similar widgets. Ultimately, however, the author chose jQuery to help her. In this article, the author introduces jQuery, a powerful set of JavaScript libraries for selecting elements and then operating on them using a CSS-like syntax. It allows one to use JavaScript at a macro level so that he/she does not have to do all the microcoding. The author discusses how to get jQuery up and running on one's website.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon