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Week 5: jQuery jAM, Season 3

Gene B.
Boston, MA

"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the second best time is today." -- Chinese Proverb

Welcome to Week 5 of jQuery jAM, Season 3.  The goal for this week is to read Chapter 5, complete the tutorials and post a link to your work in the Chapter 5 discussion area.

Chapter 5 continues Part Two: Getting Started with jQuery.  It also marks the expansion of a new website designed to be a companion to our learning experience.  Please take a moment to access jQuery jAM.  Take special notice of the Tutorials­ page which features six tabs:

Galleries | Navigation­ | Forms­ | Effects­ | Lists­ | Mobile­

Each tabbed section highlights 10 tutorials that will show you how to add even more functionality to your websites.

Feel free to experiment with one tutorial per week if you would like an additional challenge -- once your weekly assignment has been completed and posted.  Share this bonus work with your fellow jAMmers and let us know how effective you found the tutorial to be in supplementing your learning experience.

For example, check out May Thet's bonus work:

~ BookBlock: A Content Flip Plugin
~ Animated Menu Using jQuery Animate Function

Note that the tutorials at jQuery jAM website are bonus material only.  The primary focus should be to complete the assignments that are outlined in the book.

Please post feedback about the jQuery jAM website in a special discussion set up in the Discussion Area entitled jQuery jAM Website Feedback.  Also feel free to stay informed about jQuery jAM by following our social media updates.


This Week's Top jAMmers

If you are not yet on The List, simply set a goal this week to complete Chapter 1.

Chapter 10 -- Bob Hickey
Chapter 7 -- Mike Murphy
Chapter 6 -- David­­
Chapter 5
-- Dennis Daudelin
Chapter 5 -- Fred Tarbox
Chapter 5 -- May Thet
Chapter 4 -- Gary Johnson
Chapter 4 -- Rick Heller
Chapter 4 -- aung aye
Chapter 4 -- Lori Daniells
Chapter 4 -- Gene Babon
Chapter 3 -- Alison Morando
Chapter 3 -- Debra Wen
Chapter 3 -- Elmuiz­
Chapter 3 -- Maureen Ciaccio
Chapter 3 -- Ken Haduch
Chapter 2 -- Elena Marrotte
Chapter 2 -- Michael Chase
Chapter 2 -- Jen Kramer
Chapter 2 -- Jim Plumb
Chapter 2 -- Henry Le
Chapter 1 -- Marvin Moss
Chapter 1 -- Peter Olsen
Chapter 1 -- Leslie­
Chapter 1 -- James Burns
Chapter 1 -- Merlin Calo

jAMmers who complete all 15 chapters become immortalized on the Self-Study Group | Wall of Accomplishment.  To date, 124 Percolators­, jAMmers­ and Brunchmates­ have been honored.

New participants (jAMmers) should feel free to post an Introduction­ at any time and begin the journey when it best suits your current work/life situation.  Season 3 will continue through August.

A Master Discussion List has been created for Season 3.  Please access it now and bookmark it for easy reference.  If you do not own your own domain name, or do not have access to one, you can obtain free hosting at­.

Let's keep jAMmin'.

Gene Babon
Chief Percolator
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