In this chapter, you learned how to combine jQuery AJAX shorthand methods like .get( ), .post( ) and .load( ) with server-side scripting to add responsiveness to your HTML forms. Included in this chapter were methods for getting a response back from the server that you could process with jQuery to change page content or provide meaningful messages to your Web site visitors.
If the first taste of a jQuery widget has left you hungry for more, you're in luck! Chapter 5, "Applying jQuery Widgets," explores widgets of all shapes and sizes, including several from the jQuery UI project. In addition to widgets from the jQuery UI project, you'll also learn about using plugins that others have developed and how to roll (and publish) your own plugins to share with others. Read on, Macduff!