learningjQuery.end()

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This post has been a long time in coming, and I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone who has been to the site in the past year and a half. But it’s time to make it official: the Learning jQuery blog has come to an end.

I started this blog seven years ago when I was just getting my feet wet with programming for the web as a way to record and help solidify all that I was learning about jQuery (hence the blog’s name, duh). Soon thereafter I started inviting others to write here as well in the hopes of having the site be a good destination for solid information about my favorite JavaScript library.

We had a good run with it, but after a while the frequency of posts started to drop. At the same time, but not merely coincidentally, other demands on my time were ratcheting up: family, day job, friends IRL, and so on. And although I spent far too much time over the last year or so feeling guilty about not writing here, that feeling never translated into another blog post. I still love jQuery, still use it, and still contribute when I can, but I’ve come to the conclusion that if twenty-some months and a whole lot of guilt aren’t going to motivate me, it’s time to accept the obvious and close up shop.

learn.jquery.com

Besides, other sites have sprung up in the meantime that offer better and more up-to-date material on jQuery. In particular, I’d like to direct you to the official jQuery Learning Center. It’s awesome, and it’s community driven. You can even contribute to it yourself, if you’d like.

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Before I end, I’d like to express my gratitude to everyone who has contributed to this site. Thanks to all the authors who were willing to write about their tips and techniques and deal with my nitpicky editing. Thanks to all the commenters who asked great questions or showed me a better way to do something than what I had detailed in a post. Thanks to John Resig (@jeresig) who created jQuery and encouraged me to start this blog and remained a friend and mentor throughout the years. Thanks to Dave Methvin (@davemethvin‎), who picked up the torch and is doing a fantastic job of keeping jQuery lean, clean, fast, and useful. And thanks to the people in the jQuery community, both past and present, who have taught me so much, including, in no particular order (and if I left anyone out, I’m sorry. Send me an email, and I’ll add you to the list.):

Clarification: The site will remain online for the foreseeable future. As time permits, I’ll update posts with updated information or links to other resources.

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11 comments

  1. Jp

    You say goodbye I say hello…

    Thanks to you for some many years of easy learning, keep on rollin’!

    Jp

  2. You’re welcome Karl, it was a pleasure contributing to learningjquery.com

  3. Karl, this has been an awesome site! It, and the books you have written on jQuery, have really helped me and (I am sure) countless others!

  4. Mick

    Well done Karl!

  5. Thank you for all the help with jQuery for all these years. I find myself returning here now and then, and always leave with a problem solved. Cheers!

  6. j4k3

    It’s always sad to see feeds in my reader turning gray to indicate they haven’t been updated recently. Some of those I miss particularly.

    I really got into jQuery when the second edition was brand new and it really helped a lot. This blog was always a great supporting resource of detailed and insightful knowledge.

    Thanks for the the good work, Karl.

  7. Thx for all. Is possible download web in offline mode? Some articles are usefull for long time…

  8. Hello Karl!
    I just can say thanks so much! I learned very much things here, tips and tricks that make undersand how the jQuery is easy and incredible!
    I’m grateful by everyone, but in special the Mike Alsup with your magic plugin Cycle, the thing that make me fall in love by the jQuery! S2

    regards!

  9. Riccardo

    This is SAD
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH… really

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