Great Ways to Learn jQuery

These jQuery resources will set you on the path towards mastering jQuery.

Written Articles

  • Getting Started with jQuery - this is the official jQuery getting started guide.
  • jQuery for JavaScript Programmers - Simon Willison (creator of django) gives you an introduction to jQuery for people who already understand JavaScript.
  • jQuery Crash Course - Nathan Smith gives a quick introduction to jQuery on Digital Web Magazine.
  • Introduction to jQuery - Rick Strahl, well-known for his work developing with Microsoft technologies, gives his introduction to jQuery with part two covering using jQuery with ASP.NET.


  • jQuery Fundamentals - open-source e-book written by Rebecca Murphey in collaboration with other well-known members of the jQuery community.
  • jQuery Enlightenment - Cody Lindley's e-book covers advanced topics on jQuery with links to working code examples in jsbin.

jQuery Books

  • jQuery Cookbook - collaborative book by many jQuery team members with recipes on many jQuery topics.
  • Learning jQuery 1.3 - walkthrough of learning the jQuery JavaScript library through hands-on examples and explanations. Authored by Karl Swedberg & Jonathan Chaffer
  • jQuery Reference 1.4 - practical examples of the entire jQuery 1.4 API. Authored by Karl Swedberg & Jonathan Chaffer
  • jQuery in Action 2nd edition - a fast-paced introduction to jQuery that will take your JavaScript programming to the next level. Authored by Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz.
  • jQuery UI 1.7 - Build highly interactive web applications with ready-to-use widgets from the jQuery User Interface library. Authored by Dan Wellman.


Learning Screencasts

  • jQuery for Absolute Beginners - Net Tuts screencast series starts by downloading the library and eventually work our way up to creating an AJAX style-switcher.
  • jQuery for Designers Screencasts - a myriad of screencast videos to teach you jQuery from a designer's perspective.
  • Intro to jQuery - Chris Coyier from CSS Tricks gives you an introduction to jQuery.

    Intro to jQuery Part 2

  • Lullbot Introduction to jQuery - this video walks the viewer through the essential concepts and syntaxes needed to start writing simple-yet-powerful JavaScript using jQuery.
  • The jQuery Course Prerelease - Marc Grabanski's project to document all he's learned from four years of jQuery programming into one educational course.
  • Meet jQuery - this Peepcode Screencast teaches you jQuery through building a simple time-tracking application.
  • An Intensive Introduction to jQuery - Ben Nadal takes a deep dive into jQuery.

Attend a training course

Hire a Corporate jQuery Trainer

  • appendTo Training - the jQuery company offers corporate training.
  • Rebecca Murphey - started the open-source e-book jQuery Fundementals and is a member of the yayQuery podcast.
  • Karl Swedberg - wrote the Learning jQuery books and runs this website.
  • Marc Grabanski - creator of the jQuery UI Datepicker project and blogger.
  • Ordered List - all around great guys, creators of the Harmony CMS, and active speakers and writers.


jQuery Meetups

Another great way to learn more jQuery is to start or join a jQuery Meetup. Check to see if there is a meetup near you, and if not, start one!


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