jQuery — The Smart Alternative to Flash
We realize that title may not make much sense — jQuery, Flash? What are they? Let’s start with Flash. An Adobe software product intended for the web, Flash was especially used on websites to display video and highly detailed animations. While the animations were admittedly pretty slick, the problem was that traditional web developers and search engine companies really hated this technology. Then Apple came out with the iPhone and said: “We don’t do Flash.” Millions of iPhones later, Adobe’s product is not so popular anymore.
That means that jQuery also handles plug-ins for accessing databases, running searches, sorting client-side information and much more. jQuery can do things your customer sees while caring for other tasks that take place “behind the scenes.” There are really very few limits to what sorts of applications jQuery can bring to your site.
If you need proof that jQuery is a great idea for your website, consider that Google is the world’s most popular website and they had this to say about jQuery:
If it’s good enough for Google, we think it’s even better for our clients.