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jQuery additional study guides

I seem to be struggling with the Andrew Chalkley section on jQuery. He seems a great presenter but I'm failing to understand any of the jQuery and fail every time I do a code challenge. It's getting a bit frustrating.

Does any one have any sites they really like to help me review and strengthen my understanding of jQuery?

Thanks, Christopher

4 Answers

Try starting with Javascript Foundations. I started the jQuery section first and was having a tough time getting through it. I scaled back and got through Javascipt Foundations and now the jQuery seems much much easier!

Thank you so much!

I've punched up Jim Hoskins's Foundations and really think this will help.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Christopher Confalone -

The JavaScript Foundations course pairs nicely with the Learn Street's JavaScript course. JavaScript Foundation is video-based with no code challenges and Learn Street's course is made up of code challenges but has no videos.

After you finish those two courses, work through try.jquery.com, its a short course by Code School, it's format is similar to Treehouse with and code challenges after each video.

After working your way through those 3 courses, you should have a much stronger foundation to learn JQuery, and be ready to give the Build an Interactive Website course another shot.

I'd also like to throw in there Codecademy's javascript lessons. There are plenty that touch up on several different coding concepts and the coding challenges will really test the hell out of your skills. I became a JS ninja after finishing theirs. Still place it as one of the most hands-on-learning coding courses on the web.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

In my opinion most of Codecademy's courses have too much hand holding you don't actually learn much with all of the hints. Learn Street is a better choice.

Excellent - thanks for the help.

James: They do tend to help out quite often with hints, but that is purely optional. If you want to make it challenging for yourself, just don't click it. Remember, they're catering to complete coding noobs so they want to make it as understandable as they possibly can. If you spend most of your time skipping along the lessons via the hints, you will be surely stomped whenever you do the advanced projects at the end.

Sam Chaudry
Sam Chaudry
25,519 Points

Try the New Boston website they have some great tutorials and W3 schools.. But start with Javascript foundations it will make learning Jquery easier

Thanks - really like the foundations.