DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model [NOOK Book]

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DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model gives you everything you need to start using JavaScript and the Document Object Model to enhance your web pages with client-side dynamic effects.
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DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model

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Overview

DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model gives you everything you need to start using JavaScript and the Document Object Model to enhance your web pages with client-side dynamic effects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430233909
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,297,883
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jeremy Keith is a web developer living and working in Brighton, England. Working with the web consultancy firm Clearleft (Clearleft.com), he enjoys building accessible, elegant websites using the troika of web standards: XHTML, CSS, and the DOM. His online home is Adactio.com. Jeremy is also a member of the WebStandards.org, where he serves as joint leader of the DOM Scripting Task Force. When he's not building websites, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the alt.country band Salter Cane (SalterCane.com). He is also the creator and curator of one of the web's largest online communities dedicated to Irish traditional music, TheSession.org.
Jeffrey Sambells?is a graphic designer and self-taught web applications developer best known for his unique ability to merge the visual world of graphics with the mental realm of code. With a bachelor of technology degree in graphic communications management along with a minor in multimedia, Jeffrey was originally trained for the traditional paper-and-ink printing industry, but he soon realized the world of pixels and code was where his ideas would prosper. In late 1999, he cofounded We-Create, Inc., an Internet software company based in Waterloo, Ontario, which began many long nights of challenging and creative innovation. Currently, as director of research and development for We-Create, Jeffrey is responsible for investigating new and emerging Internet technologies and integrating them using web standards-compliant methods. In late 2005, he also became a Zend Certified Engineer. When not playing at the office, Jeffrey enjoys a variety of hobbies from photography to woodworking. When the opportunity arises, he also enjoys floating in a canoe on the lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park or going on an adventurous, map-free, drive with his wife. Jeffrey also maintains a personal website at JeffreySambells.com, where he shares thoughts, ideas, and opinions about web technologies, photography, design, and more. He lives in Ontario, Canada, eh, with his wife, Stephanie, his daughter, Addison, and their little dog, Milo.
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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Best book on JavaScript I've found. Better than most textbooks

    Simply a very, very good book on JavaScript. Much better than the two textbooks we used in a recent JavaScript class at NYU. Clear presentation, useful examples, good editing...a very, very good book on JavaSript.

    This is not a reference book nor an "advanced" JavaScript text. It's mostly for beginners and intermediate learners. But for that purpose, excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2006

    Great discussion of DOM, JavaScript, XHTML and CSS for any dev

    One thing that's tragically happened to many web developers wanting to be on the cutting-edge over the last several years is letting go of JavaScript due to features backed-in to server-side frameworks like ASP.NET, JSP, PHP and custom content management systems. These sorely forgotten skills were once thought to be a key arrow in any developer's quill. Well, now with AJAX and rich UIs being all the rage, it's almost mandated that developers will need to have a masterful knowledge of client-side programming for online apps. Many developers are now coming back to JavaScript, realizing that it's nearly a completely new language. Author Jeremy Keith lays out a wonderful book about how easy it is to get (back) up to speed with DOM coding with JavaScript, CSS, XHTML and other related technologies and techniques. This is a wonderfully written title with a very friendly voice - neither intimidating to the newbie just picking up web development nor insulting to the experienced dev looking for a refresher. The book's highlights are proper, best practices programming wrapped around a practical image gallery application. Graceful degradation, defensive coding and cross-browser compatibility are enforces throughout the book's many source code examples. The book's while the title implies heavy concentration on the DOM, is actually a thorough look at how to properly structure, format and control behavior in hyperdocuments. The book is a little light on AJAX, dedicating a single chapter to it but providing only a terse look at asynchronous programming. But the reference section more than makes up for it, being well stocked with JavaScript API members. This is a fantastic work that any developer should pickup and make part of their library of in-quick-reach titles.

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