JavaScript Goodies

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Que, 1999 - Computers - 356 pages
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This book is a fun and easy introduction to increasing your Web site's interactivity with JavaScript. Author Joe Burns' content and approach have been proven by the success of the HTML Goodies Web site.

The HTML Goodies Web Site (www.htmlgoodies.com) receives over 390,000 visitors a month. The site has received over 75 awards in the last year, from such organizations as USA Today and CMP Publishing (publishers of popular computer magazines like Home PC, Windows Magazine, and Internet Week). The newest part of the Web site, JavaScript Goodies, has also become the most popular.

This book takes the same approach to teaching as his popular Web site: know what beginners need, give them great examples and code they can immediately use, and keep it fast and fun. The book goes far beyond JavaScript basics. It teaches readers sophisticated programming techniques and shows readers how to build the most popular interactive Web features, including animations, slideshows, visitor counters, random number generators, and more.

The book is heavily tied into the Web site -- each lesson and example in the book will have a direct URL to the JavaScript area on the HTML Goodies Web site where the reader can actually see exactly how the HTML code works. The Web Goodies site will also heavily advertise and cross-promote the book.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Basics
7
Error Messages
13
Popping Up Text with Mouse Events
25
More Event Handlers
31
HTML 4 0 the SPAN Flag and Some
40
Manipulating Data and the Hierarchy of JavaScript
51
Hierarchy of Objects
63
A Running Clock
168
A Fancy Digital Clock
171
Image Driven Clock
178
Scrolling Text
189
Arrays
201
Random Quotes
212
A Password Script
219
Putting It All Together
233

Mathematics Random Things
66
Flipping Images and Opening Windows with Mouse Events
81
Opening a Window with a Function
98
A Great Way to Interact with Your Users
109
Calling Functions with Forms
118
Mathematics Random Things and Loops
139
Creating Random Numbers with a Date
146
Introduction to for Loops
156
End of Chapter ReviewA Browser
162
Clocks Counts and Scroll Text
167
A JavaScript Basic Concepts
259
B JavaScript Command Reference
265
appCodeName Property
267
indexOf Method
280
lastModified Property
281
setTime Method
294
JavaScript Reserved Variable Words
301
Scripts Available on htmlgoodies com
303
Index
331
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Dr. Joe Burns is a professor of communications and the sole creator of the popular HTML Goodies Web site. He has been creating Web sites since the first version of Mosaic was released. Joe gets constant questions and feedback from his audience (over 150 e-mails a day!), and has used these insights to create better and better Web tutorials. Through HTML Goodies, he has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to build Web sites. His first book, HTML Goodies, has been very well received.

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