Why might jQuery be of interest/use to a designer?
While we wait for Adobe Thermo et al to usher in the golden age of WYSIWYG
'prototype' to 'shipping code' workflows, jQuery is achieving this today
with a minimal amount of code manipulation, often just copy'n'paste. If you
want tighter coordination with your developers or desire to reduce the
amount of throw-away work by presenting your designs in a format that can be
picked up by the developer then look no further. If you've worked up some
html you'll be more than at home dropping in a jQuery pattern to produce
more interactive designs after this tutorial.
John Resig http://ejohn.org/about/ , will give a 2 hour tutorial for
designers on the 11th of September at the MIT Media Lab. We have a strict
limit of 50 seats for this event so I strongly recommend RSVP'ing.