Fourth, jQuery has provided some novel graphics methods which has spawned its own UI group and a fast growing and innovative jQuery UI framework. This UI frameworkhas been the source of scores of free UI and mobile plugins and widgets enriching Web client computing greatly. For example, Adobe is using jQuery as the driving engine for its Edge animation program that uses no Flash and all HTML+CSS code[Edge still does not need routines exclusive to HTML5 though Adobe implies that will be coming].
Thus if you do any Web development you owe it to yourself to become jQuery capable. This is a list of books that can get you up to speed quickly. Here are our key Tomes for jQuery.
Head First jQuery
Head First series of books use all sorts of visual clues, quizzes and thought experiments to make material fun and memorable. I find that it works very well with jQuery because the topic requires focus and concentration. Again, this a is a great book to use in conjunction with W3schols jQuery set of tutorials. The books exercises can be easily done there and get users used to testing out their jQuery ideas right away in the W3schools test interface.
This is the book that I constantly use as my cheat sheet for jQuery development. Its like the iPod of books for jQuery development with two quick explanatory chapters and then a comprehensive set of referrence guide sections. the only thing that comes close is the JQAPI Adobe AIR version of jQuery documentation. But until a good dockable tablet becomes available, I carry Flanagan’s jQuery Pocket Reference everywhere.