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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Introduction to jQuery Ways to Include jQuery in a Project

What is the purpose of the $ready function?

If we can delay jQuery/JavaScript code execution simply by placing the script tags at the bottom of the markup, why would you ever need to use $ready?

Devin Scheu
Devin Scheu
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What if you wanted some of the script to load instantly while some doesn't? Plus using a separate sheet for code is more tidy and it is very tedious messing with putting script tags in the header and footer. This applies a great deal on big websites.

Devin Scheu - Ah, that totally makes sense. Thank you!