Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours

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Learn JavaScript in 24 Hours

Covers JavaScript 1.8+, Ajax and jQuery

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create dynamic, interactive Web pages with the popular and ubiquitous JavaScript web programming language.

Using a straightforward, ...

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Overview

Learn JavaScript in 24 Hours

Covers JavaScript 1.8+, Ajax and jQuery

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create dynamic, interactive Web pages with the popular and ubiquitous JavaScript web programming language.

Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this book clearly and carefully walks you through basic concepts and techniques, and helps you learn the essentials of JavaScript programming from the ground up.

Learn how to…

  • Use JavaScript to build dynamic, interactive Web pages
  • Debug scripts
  • Create scripts that work in all browsers
  • Work with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Leverage the popular jQuery library
  • Control CSS with simple JavaScripts
  • Add Ajax effects to your web pages
  • Script animations and music

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common JavaScript programming tasks

Quizzes at end of every chapter help you build and test your knowledge

Interactive online exercises let you practice what you learn at the Codecademy web site with no downloads or installation needed

Sams Publishing has teamed up with Codecademy — the online place where anyone can learn and teach coding — to provide readers of Sams Teach Yoruself JavaScript in 24 Hours with an exclusive area on the Codecademy web site where you can supplement what you've learned in this book with some fun, fully interactive exercises and projects. After reading a lesson in the book you can roll up your sleeves and get some hands-on coding experience at codecademy.com/tracks/teachyourself

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672336089
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 938,999
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Ballard is a professional web consultant specializing in website and intranet design, search engine optimization, server-side scripting, client-side design, and programming and hosting. He has written a number of books and online tutorials, including Sams Teach Yourself Ajax in 10 Minutes.

Michael Moncur is the owner of Starling Technologies, a consulting firm specializing in networking and the Internet. He is also a freelance webmaster and author, and has written books on JavaScript, networking, and MCSE training.

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Table of Contents

Hour 1 Understanding JavaScript 7
Hour 2 Creating simple scripts 23
Hour 3 Getting started with JavaScript programming 37
Hour 4 Working with the document object model (DOM) 49
Hour 5 Using variables, strings, and arrays 63
Hour 6 Using functions and objects 85
Hour 7 Controlling flow with conditions and loops 101
Hour 8 Using built-in functions and libraries 121
Hour 9 Responding to events 139
Hour 10 Using windows and frames 157
Hour 11 Getting data with forms 173
Hour 12 Working with style sheets 191
Hour 13 Using the W.3C DOM 207
Hour 14 Using advanced DOM features 219
Hour 15 Unobtrusive scripting 235
Hour 16 Debugging JavaScript applications 255
Hour 17 AJAX : remote scripting 273
Hour 18 Greasemonkey : enhancing the Web with JavaScript 293
Hour 19 Using graphics and animation 313
Hour 20 Working with sound and plug-ins 329
Hour 21 Building JavaScript drop-down menus 345
Hour 22 Creating a JavaScript game 359
Hour 23 Creating JavaScript applications 377
Hour 24 Your future with JavaScript 393
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