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JavaScript for the World Wide Web

JavaScript for the World Wide Web

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by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
     
 

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For the hundreds of thousands of Web enthusiasts who made their first foray into programming with the simple tagging language of HTML, JavaScript is the next step. JavaScript is a programming language designed to be used in conjunction with HTML, making HTML more powerful and interactive. It is now fully supported in Netscape Navigator 3. With JavaScript, Web page

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For the hundreds of thousands of Web enthusiasts who made their first foray into programming with the simple tagging language of HTML, JavaScript is the next step. JavaScript is a programming language designed to be used in conjunction with HTML, making HTML more powerful and interactive. It is now fully supported in Netscape Navigator 3. With JavaScript, Web page creators without deep technical experience can embed commands into their HTML pages that call up pre-cooked Java animations, add clocks and other time-based features , allow web pages to ask questions and gather information from visitors to the page, and provide other simple controls. While other JavaScript books are intended for experienced programmers, this one is for the vast majority of HTML coders who are less technically sophisticated but still would like to get their feet wet.

This revamped edition provides an easy bridge for HTML users who are ready to tackle JavaScript. The book is aimed at the large group of less technical Web authors who know HTML but know nothing about programming. Web designers will learn how to use JavaScript the quick and easy way with pictures rather than lengthy explanations.

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Library Journal
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-page layout with QuarkXpress, to web design with GoLive and NetObjects. The approach is excellent for both self-learning and classroom work. The editors match great illustrations with total concentration on accomplishing very specific tasks and a minimum of extraneous discussion. My students love this series because the books are much less long-winded than I am.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321150714
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Edition description:
Student edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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" I am the sheepish owner of four books that promised to teach me Javascript-in 14 days, in 7 days, in 24 hours-whatever...I wish I had found Javascript for the World Wide Web first."--Mac Moniter Savannah Macintosh Users Group

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JavaScript for the World Wide Web 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The intro section on theory was mercifully short. The reader is taken straight to scripting samples that then explain the various objects, methods, etc. in their real world examples. Great for those who learn best by DOING. Included script samples are also some very useful ones that don't always end up at the cut and paste javascript websites. Authors also have a website that is very helpful for ongoing support, and seem to actually respond to email if it follows their guidelines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great place to start, however I later found out that one of the methods used throughout the book is wrong, for the most part this minor exclusion wont hurt you, however sometimes it will. I recommend this book in conjuction with Thau's JavaScript tutorial at www.webmonkey.com. To find the tutorial go to programming(on the left) then JavaScript, the tutorial is right at the top; start with the beginner tutorial and then move on to the advanced tutorial. These tutorials are better than any book I could find.