Indeed, jQuery comes packaged with an impressive set of methods that allow you to build a huge variety of applications with minor hassles, ranging from typical data validation routines and DOM manipulation to Ajax-driven programs.
As you can see, there's plenty of room here to experiment with this library's API. In this series of two articles, I'll be explaining how to use its Ajax module to develop a simple slide show, similar to the ones that you've seem previously when surfing the web.
In this particular case, the behavior of the slide show that I plan to build in the next few lines is pretty basic. It will work in the following way: first, I'm going to create some sample images that will be stored on a directory in the web server, and then I'll use the Ajax module of jQuery to display these images in a predefined sequence.
Of course, this Ajax-driven application can be used for purposes other than building a slide show. For instance, you might want to utilize it to display a sequence of commercial banners on your own web site, or other kinds of images. In either case, I'm sure that once you've grasped how to use the Ajax module of the jQuery library, you'll get a bunch of ideas for how to use it!
Now, it's time to start developing this Ajax-based slide show with jQuery. Let's jump in!