Anyway, what really helped me get started with jQuery is the visual docs. It’s a much better interface then the alphabetical list. The way you select elements is so powerful and ingenious that it truly blows my mind. In fact if everything tests out as well as it seems to be working I’m going to seriously consider moving from prototype/script.aculo.us in HelpSpot to jQuery.
Another interesting anecdote is that I was able the to meet the jQuery creator at BarCamp 1 in NYC. I don’t remember if I even spoke directly with him, but I did hear him speaking about what he was up to with jQuery and see him use it a bit. I got a really good impression from him and had a good feeling that he knew what he was doing. It’s funny how those personal interactions make such a difference.
PS. before I get loads of comments on it, I will be announcing the new product shortly. The only reason I’m really waiting is I really wanted to have both the logo and the new UserScape site up before announcing. The logo is done, but we’re still a little ways off on the website. I’m going to see how far we get with that this week and make a decision after that.