JavaScript and jQuery




JavaScript / jQuery Page Transistions

JavaScript is a programming language that can manipulate browser content. Typically when a pure HTML page is jQuery is basically a collection of JavaScript routines that help programmers do things faster and more efficiently than if they had to write all that code themselves. Combining the two can produce a huge number of affects with only a small amount of extra code like say the image slider on my home page. It is jQuery driven and controlled with a few


additional lines of script.loaded, there is nothing more to see. The page loads and stays the same until the browser is navigated to another page. This programming language allows us to change the content that is already on the page to make it interactive and dynamic.

Click here to see an example of smooth fade page transitions.

Limitations of JavaScript & jQuery

JavaScript does have limitations. For example: Many browsers by default, or at the user’s digression, will have JavaScript turned off or blocked by some content filter. When this happens, you must have a backup plan ready to be implemented. JavaScript in the navigation of the site should either be avoided or allowed to degrade to simple links. Although the search engines have gotten better at understanding JavaScript, one should still have a means to show the navigation in the event the JavaScript is not running. Since jQuery is nothing more that a lot of JavaScript code condensed into a library, it too will fail to run if JavaScript is disabled.