Now that I’ve talked about it you’re probably asking how this all got so big that it’s become such a huge part of my life. jQuery is not the only framework that I use, and some of the others I use on my sites are way more important than jQuery. I believe jQuery to be the most important thing to an HTML5 developer. (And to my knowledge, the first and only one.
I don’t know if there is a better way to do this than using jQuery, but it’s important to know how to use it and understand what it does.
jQuery might sound like a hack, but it really isn’t. It is extremely powerful and useful, and the fact that it’s free is a blessing.
But the biggest advantage is it allows you to make a script that will run on the server side as well. So you can do things like create a countdown timer that will run on the server side, and then once you click the button on your website, it will run on the server side. Its one of the most powerful tools that you can have because you can make a script that is very dynamic.