Complete Web Developer Course – jQuery

While I’ve been finding this course a little underwhelming, I did get to check out jQuery UI for the first time.

According to the jQuery UI website:

“jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. Whether you’re building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.”

Basically, it makes jQuery (and, therefore, JavaScript) even easier to use.

This first pen uses dragable(), resizable(), and droppable() functions, and they’re all what they sound like. dragable() allows you to drag an item across the window, resizable() let’s you resize an object, and droppable() makes an object able to accept another object dropping down on it.

 

This second pen uses accordion() to make a divs within a container collapse and expand like an accordion when clicked. And sortable() which let’s you sort items on a list on the screen.

 

I’m 63% finished with this course and have sections on Bootstrap, PHP, APIS, SQL, and Mobile Apps to finish. Since I haven’t been feeling very engaged with this course, I have been thinking about dropping it and moving on to something else. Specifically, to something more aligned with the Free Code Camp curriculum, which uses JavaScript for the entire front and back end stack.

However, this is also an opportunity for me to add some other basic skills to my toolbox. I worked with PHP and SQL in undergrad, so it may actually be nice to refresh my memory with a crash course. I did the same thing recently with the Java course on Codecademy. It may also come in handy in case I decide to take up a side hustle and do freelancing for WordPress sites. Maybe I’ll be amazing at it. Maybe I’ll even enjoy it. Who knows?

I think I just talked myself into continuing the course…

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