jQuery Revelations

A few posts ago I lamented how there are so many things you can do with Javascript/jQuery, but most of those things are inappropriate for modern websites or are otherwise useless. Then today it suddenly hit me that the primary use of such things as slideDown() or animate(), which I just learned, is for advertising. Duh! I get those all the time when I’m reading news articles. You hit a certain point in the page and suddenly a video slides down and wrecks your entire reading experience. You close it and it slides up. I also noticed that the practice site for the book I am reading uses slideDown() to add some flair to whenever I move to the next question.

Sometimes you really do just have to keep learning before it begins to make sense. I’m sure I will recognize other legitimate uses of jQuery as I continue learning.


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