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Karl’s story tells first-hand how jQuery allows you to progress quickly. He went from a beginner creating, to eventually being contacted by a publisher to write the “Learning jQuery” book. jQuery’s core developers spend a lot of time fixing browser inconsistencies which helps improve your efficiency as a developer. Excellent documentation for jQuery and Karl hints at a new jQuery learning site. jQuery pioneered unobtrusive JavaScript. Example of DOM Scripting vs. using jQuery to get the viewport dimensions Where to get help and support with jQuery.

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