jQuery API – .css()

Description: Get the computed style properties for the first element in the set of matched elements.The .css() method is a convenient way to get a computed style property from the first matched element, especially in light of the different ways browsers access most of those properties (the getComputedStyle() method in standards-based browsers versus the currentStyle and runtimeStyle properties in Internet Explorer prior to version 9) and the different terms browsers use for certain properties. For example, Internet Explorer's DOM implementation refers to the float property as styleFloat, while W3C standards-compliant browsers refer to it as cssFloat. For consistency, you can simply use "float", and jQuery will translate it to the correct value for each browser.

jQuery API – jQuery.sub()

Description: Creates a new copy of jQuery whose properties and methods can be modified without affecting the original jQuery object.

jQuery API – jQuery.holdReady()

Description: Holds or releases the execution of jQuery's ready event.The $.holdReady() method allows the caller to delay jQuery's ready event. This advanced feature would typically be used by dynamic script loaders that want to load additional JavaScript such as jQuery plugins before allowing the ready event to occur, even though the DOM may be ready. This method must be called early in the document, such as in the <head> immediately after the jQuery script tag. Calling this method after the ready event has already fired will have no effect.