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Easier jQuery Documentation

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 by Servage

Developers who use jQuery know the jQuery website isn’t exactly extremely userfrienedly, in terms of how quick and easy you can find solutions to your problems, finding appropriate documentation entries etc. Therefore jQAPI has created a better version of the jQuery Documentation, easily accessible via the web. A good help for jQuery developers. They describe their project like this:

“There are numerous alternative jQuery documentations out there, such as jQuery API BrowserjQuery APIVisual jQuery and another jQuery API Browser. They are all out of date. The latest official documentation has been released in the 14 days of jQuery. Why the heck another one?

The jQuery documentation is great, very complete, nicely written and with a lot of examples and demos. The only thing that bugs me is the way we have to find the right documentation for what we search for. Try to search for the .is() function for example. Over 100 matches before the actual function I am looking for?!*) And it is a fixed layout which means even on my big screen I have to scroll all the way down and have to scan for it. There have to be a better way, obviously.

The alternative Rails documentation Rails API is my favorite documentation for my favorite server-side tool. Unfortunately my favorite client-side tool did not have such a fast and slick documentation. Inspired by the Rails API and desperate for a better navigation I coded one myself. Of course with jQuery!

Just to make it clear, I only coded the navigation and re-styled the documentation. The content is the same as in the official documentation and all credits belong to the jQuery team. Keep up the great work!”

Easier jQuery Documentation, 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 ratings
Categories: Tips & Tricks


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