JavaScript and Ajax for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (Google eBook)

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Peachpit Press, Oct 14, 2008 - Computers - 544 pages
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This task-based, visual reference guide has been fully revised. It uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to give beginning and intermediate Web designers what they need to know to learn JavaScript. Readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. In this updated seventh edition, readers will find new information on Ajax design and modern coding techniques.
  

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Clear communication is lacking in this work of ?.
After Trying to work with this book i chucked it off to the side and eventually after some weeks bought another javascript book.
While waiting
for the other javascript book i Tried to go back into this one.
On page 37 in the left column, script 2.9 shows in the head area a src reference to script 07 , as to how that particular script plays its part and where it could be is not shown.
I did flip back through the previous pages and it would not make sense to use the previous script 2.7 and the href in the body area seems to go to the actual controlling script.
I went into the web site for this book and there is no errata area shown on the front page with the words errata or any indication to find corrections.
I did download the source scripts to see if they would hold any gold.
no, just more nonsense, the scripts in there show a format showing /*script01.html*/ etc, elaborate: script 01 through 09 .
While the book shows a format of 1.1 through 1.9 for chapter 1 and 2.1 through 2.9 for chapter 2 etc.
And the download scripts have a directory for each chapter and the scripts inside show a format of 01, 02, 03 etc.
On page 5 it is written: writers like us have made good money explaining that Javascript ...
Please note: "have made good money" and "writers like us".
I am learning to research Authors of books to see if they have anything to do with actual coding.
The Visual Quick Start Guide are good books, it is the Authors who can burn the meal.
 

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User Review  - Tiffany France - Goodreads

The writing is dry. Starts off understandable then hits you all of a sudden with this bingo card example and its like "what just happened?" There are JavaScript books for cse (computer science ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 2 Start Me Up
21
Chapter 3 Your First Web App
49
Chapter 4 Working with Images
81
Chapter 5 Frames Frames and More Frames
115
Chapter 6 Working with Windows
139
Chapter 7 Form Handling
157
Chapter 8 Forms and Regular Expressions
197
Chapter 9 Handling Events
221
Chapter 13 Introducing Ajax
315
Chapter 14 Ajax Toolkits
353
Chapter 15 Applied JavaScript
383
Chapter 16 Designing With Ajax
423
Chapter 17 Bookmarklets
443
JavaScript Genealogy and Reference
471
JavaScript Reserved Words
495
Cascading Style Sheets Reference
499

Chapter 10 JavaScript and Cookies
245
Chapter 11 Objects and the DOM
267
Chapter 12 Making Your Pages Dynamic
291
Where to Learn More
507
Index
515
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Tom Negrino is a book author and contributing editor for Macworld magazine. He began his writing career in 1985 with MacGuide magazine, joining the Macworld ranks in 1987. Tom's articles have appeared in several other magazines, and he has written more than a dozen books since 1994. A frequent speaker at Macworld Expo and other computer trade shows, Tom teaches seminars on Mac and Windows software.

Tom Negrino is a book author and contributing editor for Macworld magazine. He began his writing career in 1985 with MacGuide magazine, joining the Macworld ranks in 1987. Tom's articles have appeared in several other magazines, and he has written more than a dozen books since 1994. A frequent speaker at Macworld Expo and other computer trade shows, Tom teaches seminars on Mac and Windows software.

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