This post will go over the basics of jQuery. I am right now learning about jQuery so maybe you can come along for the ride with me. I hope to give you a bunch of links to some great resources along the way.
First of all one of my favorite websites for jQuery examples is “Web Designer Wall”. I got this next picture from that website. In my opinion I think that this is probably one of the best explanations of jQuery I have yet to find. Everything you need is all in one picture.
I really do recommend you check out that site. The person running the site also include complete tutorial kits with everything you need to re-create the code you see on the page!