AJAX Is Cool


Loading content has never been smoother

I started web development (proper web development anyways) using pretty much only PHP and HTML -- I didn't touch JavaScript at all, and CSS was usually handled by Bootstrap. I always thought I was doing it wrong, but I usually concluded the same thing every time.

"JavaScript is too complex. I'll stick with PHP."

Only recently have I been getting into JavaScript, and surprisingly have been enjoying it. I've been using mainly AJAX and jQuery for GET/POST requests for loading and displaying content, which I do realize is just barely scratching the surface of what it can do, but it's super useful because I can do things such as displaying a loading animation while it fetches the data or provide nearly on-the-fly updating of a page's content (I am working on updating ServMineUp to incorporate AJAX for this reason). I'm absolutely loving my time with it, and I hope I'll be able to post more little snippets of code like I did for HoverZoom.js. Meanwhile, I encourage everyone to try their hand at AJAX & JavaScript. It's powerful and amazing.

Useful Resources

jQuery API

JavaScript on Codecademy

JavaScript docs on MDN