I previously wrote a post about 5 reasons to use jQuery but I felt like I was skipping some key points. Here are 5 MORE reasons to use jQuery:
1. Separation of Code from Content
2.Usability, User Interaction
3. Efficiency: “Write Less, Do More”
The ethos “Write Less, Do More” is one I will gladly get behind. With jQuery, there is a shorthand which allows you to quickly do things in the DOM. Here’s what should be a familiar example which applies to all PAS sites:
jQuery(".pas_data_table tbody tr:even").addClass("alt");
4. Designer Friendly Markup
One of the things that got me into using jQuery versus other libraries was that it immediately made more sense. Given the example above, it’s pretty understandable even for a novice. Basically, this is how it works: “select the even table rows of a ‘pas_data_table’, add an ‘alt’ class”.
5. It’s a Standard
With companies like Google, Amazon, Twitter, Dell, NBC, ESPN and Twitter using it, you can be fairly certain it won’t be going away anytime soon. The large community and mass adoption will ensure this framework’s continued growth and development for years to come.