Apparently I'm now a jQuery ninja. Who knew?
My Day One Workshop for Web Directions South 09 was run by Earle Castledine (with a little help from Craig Sharkey) and aimed to teach me a bit about jQuery. I've been looking for the right excuse to make the switch from MooTools to jQuery for a while now. The MooTools community tries hard, and while I think that it is technically a better library, jQuery just wins hands down when it comes to real-world usage, available plugins and general community support and adoption. But this is not a jQuery vs MooTools post; there are enough of them out there already.
I already have a few projects that are half-finished, requiring just a bit of progressive enhancement to make them a bit more awesome, so I'll definitely be playing with jQuery a bit more this week to bed-down a few concepts. Thanks Earle.