jQuery is currently the most popular JS library on the web – it’s included on 65% of the top 10 million highest trafficked websites! jQuery is so popular because it makes it easy to make your webpages interactive with features like slideshows, form validation, and slick animations.
jQuery was also invented by one of our Khan Academy engineers: John Resig. He invented jQuery way back in 2006 and when he joined KA in 2012, he invented our interactive programming environment.
Today, we’re happy to announce that we are teaching jQuery on Khan Academy, in that interactive environment! The tutorials in our jQuery course cover DOM access & manipulation, DOM events, Form processing, and Animation, using a mix of 15 talk-throughs, 15 challenges, 5 projects – plus a video interview with John Resig:
If you’re a student interested in frontend web development – in making your own full-featured webpages – then we now have a full track of courses for you:
- HTML/CSS: Making webpages
- Intro to JS: Drawing & animation
- HTML + JS: Making webpages interactive
- Making webpages interactive with jQuery
If you take all those courses in order, you’ll have a great understanding of the fundamentals of web development. That’s not all there is to frontend, of course – but we’ll keep building courses and listing additional resources for you at the end of each course.
If you’re a teacher who wants the students in your class to learn web development, then you can assign all of these courses in our coach report tools, and track the progress of your students. Learn more in our teacher’s guide.