To be able to make use of jQuery and to be able to make the most out of it, you should learn a few tricks and tips. Here are the most common and most useful tips you should do.
1. Disable the right mouse click – To make sure that your right click command is disabled in your web browser, you need to use a code and the code would depend on the browser taht you are currently using. Disabling the right click can be done on Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome as well as internet explorer.
2. Know the coordinates your mouse is currently in.
3. Check if the element you are looking for exists.
4. Check if a certain element is visible.
5. Set the timer.
6. Access the chaining feature of jQuery.
7. Lazy loading – This is a term that is used when you want to load a certain parts or certain contents that you need and not all of the parts that are present.
8. Pre-load images – Images can be preloaded in a web page and this would be great when there is an animation in the same web page but it is still loading. While waiting, you can view the images so that you don’t have to be tired of waiting for a very long time.
9. jQuery cloning – The clone method can be used to make another copy of any DOM element that is existent in the web page.
10. Script compression and limit of DOM manipulation.
These are just the 10 of the things that you could do with jQuery and there are far more better things and codes that you can use for your project. It is important that you learn on proper usages to make sure that you create what you are hoping for to create.
There are also other jQuery plug-ins to help improve its function. Currently, there are thousands of plug-ins available and these would include functionalities like drag and drop, cookie handling, Ajax helpers, datagrids, web services, modal windows XML ad XSLT tools, events as well as dynamic lists. If you want a certain plug-in, you can use different plug-in search engines that will help you find a plug-in that will meet the criteria that you are looking into. For those who are new to coding, jQuery also has a “learning center” that will help you get started.