Traditionally, when developing websites, a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is used. The jQuery framework, which is an extension of JavaScript, is one of the most popular tools that will considerably simplify writing and maintaining web applications. Different (and older) versions of the most common browsers are supported by default, and typical tasks like DOM interaction, form handling and animations are greatly simplified, allowing the developer to focus more on ideas, and less on writing complex code.

At course completion the participant will have gained a firm grasp of jQuery and will be able to embellish a website and optimize its users' experience.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

This course is intended for front-end web designers who want to increase the appeal and functionality of their web pages using jQuery.


Participants should already be familiar with HTML5 (see course HTML and CSS). Some programming experience is required, as well as basic knowledge of JavaScript (see course JavaScript programming).

Main topics

  • Introduction
  • Advantages of using jQuery
  • Introduction to the Document Object Model
  • All about selectors and filters: DOM traversal & manipulation
  • Getting and setting CSS properties
  • Modifying content
  • Method chaining
  • Callback functions
  • User interaction: the Event Object
  • Effects and animations
  • Form handling
  • Transmitting and receiving data: AJAX and JSON
  • Extensibility & plug-ins

Training method

Classroom training consisting of alternating explanatory presentations and hands-on exercises.


2 days.

Course leader

Bart Lemarcq.