Just a while ago, Flash was one of the primary technologies used by web designers to add interactivity to a website. But today, there’s an upward trend seen in the web development world to use alternative technologies to Flash, such as jQuery, Ajax and others. Though Flash is still a very powerful and useful tool several of the effects that web designers are accustomed to creating in Flash, can be just as easily implemented using jQuery.
The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used, and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. With jQuery, the programmers can keep their code organized, concise and simple which is the main objective of the library, “write less, do more”.