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Tom Negrino : JavaScript for the World Wide Web, Fifth Edition (Visual QuickStart Guide)

Author: Tom Negrino
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web, Fifth Edition (Visual QuickStart Guide)
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Date: 2003-07-24
ISBN: 032119439X
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Latest: 2015/03/08
Weight: 1.7 pounds
Size: 1.07 x 6.96 x 9.22 inches
Edition: 5
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The Web doesn¿t stand still¿not even for a minute¿and neither do the languages that Web pages are based on. That¿s why you need this eagerly anticipated update to the popular JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. Through a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals, best-selling authors and Web gurus Tom Negrino and Dori Smith take you step by step through all of today¿s JavaScript essentials: creating navigation bars and other user interface elements, producing dynamic images and smart forms, controlling and detecting browsers, creating and manipulating windows, validating user entries in Web forms, and more. Whether you¿re a beginning scripter who wants a thorough introduction to the topic or a more advanced scripter who needs a convenient reference, you¿ll find what you need here¿in straightforward language peppered with tips and techniques drawn from the authors¿ years of experience. By the end of the volume, you¿ll be able to smoothly integrate HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to bring your Web sites to life. Review
Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series, JavaScript for the World Wide Web is designed to get you up to speed with JavaScript as quickly as possible. The guide begins with a quick look at JavaScript in general and how to use it to detect browser versions, test for installed plug-ins, and perform other key steps for configuring and using it wisely. The book then moves on to the good stuff--manipulating images and adding dynamic effects to your pages. Next the authors show how to use JavaScript to fine-tune your frames, forms, and browser windows. By the end of the first half of the book, you'll know how to add client-side dynamic data to your pages and manipulate cookies.

The book also covers more advanced concepts, such as interacting Java applets and cascading style sheets. A chapter on debugging shows you the most common JavaScript errors and how to detect and fix them. The book also contains examples of real-world JavaScript usage, and a language reference section and companion Web site contain all the code. Throughout JavaScript for the World Wide Web, numbered step-by-step exercises--complemented by screen shots--make learning new techniques a snap. --Stephen W. Plain

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