About this Book
A plugin lets you package your code in a single reusable module that can then be easily applied to any number of web pages. You benefit by having a single code base, with reduced testing and maintenance costs, and a consistent appearance and behavior throughout your website.
jQuery has been designed to accommodate these plugins, allowing them to become first-class members of the jQuery environment and to be used alongside the built-in functionality. This book explains how you can use best practice principles to produce a jQuery plugin that integrates with jQuery without interfering with other plugins and that provides a flexible and robust solution.