I just finished the JQuery section, and I have a couple questions about it, both of which I feel a little silly asking (because to everyone else here they are probably really obvious answers), but I’m curious and this is the best place to find out.
Why would you actually need to use JQuery?
From what the lessons showed, it’s just a way of editing HTML elements and their CSS without actually editing the code. Why wouldn’t you just scroll down and edit the code? It seems a lot simpler.
Will I learn about using libraries later?
It talked about how the Animate.css and JQuery libraries were already included in the background. That’s great for the purposes of learning the basics of JQuery, but not so wonderful if I later want to go use some of the classes in those libraries, but don’t actually know how to access them, or include them in my code, or whatever I need to do to be able to make buttons bounce. As you can tell, my knowledge of libraries is very limited. This leads back to my question. Will libraries come up later with a more in-depth and informative explanation, or is that something I should figure out on my own?
I was also kind of wondering if JQuery will come up again. The section showed the basics, but I still feel like I hardly know anything about it, including when or why to use it. Looking at the “map,” I didn’t see another later section on JQuery, but I didn’t know if it would come up as a subtopic in a different section. If not, should I make an effort to learn more elsewhere, or is the information given in the relatively brief overview all that is needed for web development and design, assuming a thorough knowledge of all other necessary programming languages?
I’ll appreciate any replies. Thanks!