HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Session Details

Adding Interactive Content to Your Website Using JQuery

TPR9 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Plaster Student Union 317


When used properly, Web site interactivity can help you present information effectively and bolster your institution’s reputation as a technology leader. However, many higher education Web developers are too understaffed and overworked to devote large amounts of time to learning or implementing new technologies. The JQuery JavaScript library is an easy way for you to add functionality to your site.

This presentation will show you how to begin using the JQuery library on your own website. Topics and examples will include:
* an introduction to JQuery
* selecting HTML elements (traversing the DOM)
* creating a menu using the accordion plugin
* inserting remote content with AJAX
* where to find more information

Basic familiarity with HTML and CSS will be assumed. JavaScript programming experience is not necessary.


Jaclyn Whitehorn
OIT Communications Coordinator, The University of Alabama

Jaclyn directs customer relations for the office of information technology (OIT) at the University of Alabama. After a decade in various roles within the technical support division of OIT, Jaclyn is now leading a small group that serves as a customer advocate and OIT's public relations arm. Among her duties is the management of the OIT Web presence. Jaclyn is also an instructor with the University’s nationally-recognized computer-based honors program.