AJAX is a wonderful piece of technique that has changed the way website response to user input. I like AJAX a lot, I discovered the goodness of AJAX 2 years ago, but the development was quite hard without jQuery framework. As a result, I didn't really keen to use it back then. Now, I'm with jQuery, and jQuery has made it's so much easier to integrate AJAX into a website.
With all the innovation taking place in the jQuery project, one of the easiest ways to improve the performance of your web site is to simply use the latest version of jQuery. Every release of the library introduces optimizations and bug fixes, and most of the time upgrading involves only changing a script tag.
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js">script> <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6/jquery.min.js">script>
The latter example will include the latest 1.6.x version automatically as it becomes available, but as pointed out on css-tricks, it is cached only for an hour, so you better not use it in production environments.Full Detail
The jQuery developer community has to be one of the most generous and hardworking group of people on the web. They’re constantly churning out amazingly useful and completely free tools that they share with anyone and everyone who wants to use them.
The quantity and quality of free jQuery plugins simply never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been keeping a list of some great ones that I’ve found lately and I thought I’d share it with you. Here are 40 awesome and free jQuery plugins that just about every web developer should check out.
Parallax scrolling for the masses. Skrollr helps you with all kinds of different scrolling effects including transforms, color shifts and more.
A minimalistic approach to an Excel-like table editor in HTML & jQuery. The result is quite impressive, you should definitely give it a shot if you’re looking to build an interactive spreadsheet.Read More