jQuery is another emerging technology that I am experimenting with and I’m slowly getting to grips with the complexity of it.
It’s also important for ridding the web of Flash. Don’t get me wrong, Flash had it’s uses, but the web is moving forward to a much more lightweight infrastructure, Flash doesn’t really have a place on the web for that purpose.
The combination of HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery is clearly paving the way forward for web design, especially with the advent of mobile web design.
My experience with jQuery is to adorn websites with additional functionality including tabs and animation.