Alex Merced Coder

Jan 1, 2021

4 min read

Ultimate jQuery/Plain Vanilla JS DOM Reference

What is jQuery

Once upon a time the browser DOM API was a lot more verbose (wordy) and a lot less standardize between browsers causing developers a lot of pain figuring out how to create dynamic websites with cross-browser capability. The hero of the day was the jQuery library which provided a much simpler syntax for working with the DOM and took care of the compatibility issues under the hood.