Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

jQuery Selectors Refcard Now Available

Category: jQuery

The latest Refcard, jQuery Selectors written by authors Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz, has been released and is now available for download in PDF format (DZone registration required!)

jQuery selectors are one of the most important aspects of the jQuery library. These selectors use familiar CSS syntax to allow page authors to quickly and easily identify any set of page elements to operate upon with the jQuery library methods. Understanding jQuery selectors is the key to using the jQuery library most effectively.

The Refcard covers jQuery topics such as the types of jQuery selectors, basic CSS selectors, custom jQuery selectors, matched set methods and more. It also includes very useful “Hot Tips”, such as how you can create unions of queries, and beginner mistakes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:18 am

2.4 rating from 54 votes


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Why forcing people to register to have the PDF o_O

Comment by Alixe — June 10, 2008

If anyone has a direct link to the PDF available, let us know. I really don’t want to sign up to a site *just* to download a “refcard”.

Comment by Salathe — June 10, 2008

Why do they honestly need all those details just for someone to register? My phone number! Address! JOB TITLE! Screw that.

Like the others above, if anyone comes across an alternative link please could you post it :)

Comment by Ryanr — June 10, 2008

Meh, I had to fill up a large form just to post this comment.

Hooray for BugMeNot.com!


Comment by mmj — June 10, 2008

it seems that you can’t download it, but get it send to the registration email.

Comment by Aimos — June 10, 2008

Wow, no one should have to give out those type of details just to get a simple refcard.

Here’s a direct link for everyone:

Comment by Unfocused — June 10, 2008

As an added warning:

– Its 6 pages.
– 1st page has an advertisement in the lower right corner and along the left edge.
– Last page has only a tiny amount of content. The rest is a blurb about the 2 authors, and a half-page advertisement.

The advertisements are for DZone.com and Refcardz.com

I’ve given it a quick once over, and the actual content seems to be pretty good. It contains a lot of stuff that’s easy to forget, so I think it could be quite useful.

Comment by Unfocused — June 10, 2008

Yeah, exactly. Similar sentiments were already shared on Yehuda Katz’s blog and Rick Ross from DZone chimed in. Apparently DZone “is a business” and they care about their shitty business model more than they do their users. Take a look.

For everyone, some kind soul (not me) has put this file on The Pirate Bay:


And Rick? Don’t turn this into the AACS key debacle again. Your content is good. If it’s got enough value, you can charge money for it. There is already a successful market for cheatsheets you can join (See Visibone). The comment threads here are evidence enough that this strategy isn’t making headway. Cheers.

Comment by PaulIrish — June 10, 2008

I agree that this refcard should be available without registration. They already have advertisements on it. I’ll just continue to use Remy Sharps’ API.

Comment by Jigs — June 10, 2008

“Why do they honestly need all those details just for someone to register? My phone number! Address! JOB TITLE! Screw that.”

Worse, their privacy policy cheerfully admits they’re going to sell your email and postal addresses to spammers. Terrible choice of material to link to.

Comment by Eric the .5b — June 10, 2008

Thank you, Dion. We appreciate the support from you and Ajaxian.


Comment by rickross — June 10, 2008

Something tells me you’re not going to get it again. :)

Comment by PaulIrish — June 11, 2008

I couldn’t download it , if someone has the PDF please Upload it somewhere and ngive uus a direct link …

Comment by pedramphppedramphp — June 12, 2008

Hi Guys,
I downloaded the file from torrent link and uploaded it to rapidshre :)

Comment by vvvlad — June 14, 2008

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