Recently I have been working on a custom dashboard for a local car rental company, writing it in PHP & MySQL with a jQuery-powered interface – and I started to wonder just how many websites out there were using jQuery these days. See I remember the Internet when jQuery wasn’t even around, and since 2006 I have been watching it grow and grow.
These days jQuery is utilized on 65% of the top 10 million highest trafficked websites, and based on the recent reports from BuiltWith jQuery is now on 28.5% of ALL websites.
Considering the sheer amount of alternative JS frameworks out there these numbers say alot about the syntax within jQuery if this many developers continue to utilize it.
Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.