JavaScript for the World Wide Web

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Peachpit Press, 2004 - Computers - 498 pages
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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.

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JavaScript's popularity shows no signs of waning, so libraries could benefit from up-to-date titles. A clear and cohesive guide recommended for beginners and all libraries, Visual QuickStart updates ... Read full review

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Peachpit's "Visual Quickstart Guides" is an excellent series focusing on highly visual software for both Macintosh and Windows. Uses for the software range from 3-D modeling with Ray Dream, to paper ... Read full review

Contents

Start Me Up
13
Language Essentials
29
Image Basics
59
More Fun with Images
79
z Making the Banner Cycling Wait for the User
86
O Displaying a Random Image
94
User Interface Design
102
Frames Frames and More Frames
103
Introducing CSS
273
H Positioning Absolutely
291
Internet Explorer WinMac
298
Applied JavaScript
335
Manipulating Nodes
371
Bookmarklets
387
Working with Visual Tools
407
Debugging Common Errors
427

Working with Browser Windows
131
Form Handling
155
Forms and Regular Expressions
193
Making Your Pages Dynamic
215
Handling Events
235
JavaScript Genealogy
441
JavaScript Reserved Words
463
Where to Learn More
475
Index
483
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Veteran journalist and Mac guru Tom Negrino is the author of Macromedia Contribute for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide and numerous other Visual QuickStart guides, including (with Dori Smith) the last three editions of this volume. Dori Smith is a programmer and journalist who, like Tom, has several Visual QuickStart Guides under her belt, including Java 2 for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. Both authors are on the Steering Committee for the Web Standards Project.

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