DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model

DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model

by Jeremy Keith
     
 

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With this second edition of the popular DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model comes a modern revision to update best practices and guidelines. It includes full coverage of HTML5 in a new, dedicated chapter, and details on JavaScript libraries and how they can help your scripting.

The book provides everything you'll

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Overview

With this second edition of the popular DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model comes a modern revision to update best practices and guidelines. It includes full coverage of HTML5 in a new, dedicated chapter, and details on JavaScript libraries and how they can help your scripting.

The book provides everything you'll need to start using JavaScript and the Document Object Model to enhance your web pages with client-side dynamic effects and user-controlled animation. It shows how JavaScript, HTML5, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) work together to create usable, standards-compliant web designs. We'll also cover cross-browser compatibility with DOM scripts and how to make sure they degrade gracefully when JavaScript isn't available.

DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model focuses on JavaScript for adding dynamic effects and manipulating page structure on the fly using the Document Object Model. You'll start with a crash course in JavaScript and the DOM, then move on to several real-world examples that you'll build from scratch, including dynamic image galleries and dynamic menus. You'll also learn how to manipulate web page styles using the CSS DOM, and create markup on the fly.

If you want to create websites that are beautiful, dynamic, accessible, and standards-compliant, this is the book for you!

What you’ll learn

  • Apply dynamic behavior to your pages without inserting JavaScript in your markup
  • Write scripts that degrade gracefully when JavaScript isn’t available
  • Use web standards to ensure cross-browser compatibility
  • Harness the power of the DOM to create user-controlled animation
  • Also includes an introduction to Ajax


Who this book is for

This book is for web developers wanting to expand their knowledge of the DOM to add interactivity and functionality to their web pages.

Table of Contents

  1. A Brief History of JavaScript
  2. JavaScript Syntax
  3. The Document Object Model
  4. A JavaScript Image Gallery
  5. Best Practices
  6. The Image Gallery Revisited
  7. Creating Markup on the Fly
  8. Enhancing Content
  9. CSS-DOM
  10. An Animated Slideshow
  11. HTML5
  12. Putting It All Together
  13. DOM Scripting Libraries


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590595336
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/19/2005
Edition description:
1st ed. 2005. Corr. 2nd printing 2005
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,316,031
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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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