JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide

JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
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JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is terrible and the back cover lies. This doesn't work like a reference book, it doesn't even provide difintions for basic functions. And it begins by saying that Javascript is nothing like Java which is a complete lie. I bought this book, learned Java, and then came back to JScript. I can do most of these examples more efficiently just based on my Java background. The book is a failure for anyone interested in real web design.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good introduction of Javascript. Some handy scripts to get started. I recommend this for anyone starting out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a complete waste of time and money. If you want to use JavaScript, start it right by using other choice of book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read the other review, and you'll know what i'm talking about. It doesn't explain anything. I learned html from reading a couple of books, and wanted to improve my abilities. If that is your case go buy a diffrent book! This one is horrible. Some of the code, doesn't even work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you don't have time to learn how to add JavaScript to your Web pages, use the book and its companion site where you can download scripts without having to type it all in. The book is set up by the cool stuff you want to add to your Web site to jazz it up. Don't expect explanations of definitions, objects, operators, syntax, and all that stuff that scare the non-programmer. There are other books that serve that purpose. This one is to help you add scripts quickly and painlessly or even tweak them. It takes you step-by-step through each feature along with its code and a screen shot so you know what to do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Basically, this is a good book to start learning the fundamentals of JavaScript. This is the book I used to learn the basics. Also, because of its small size, its not exactly a book that will intimidate beginners. I borrowed this book from the library, and within like 3 weeks of reading it, trying to write my own code, and experimenting, I managed to do some pretty neat things, so basically i highly recommend this book for beginners who want to learn the foundation of javascript.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book seems to have been written for those who want to include some JavaScript functionality on their webpages without having to learn the nitty-gritty. The 'programming-lingo' is not explained well for non-programmers, and the explanation of the examples and algorithms are not thorough. It does not enable one to build further then the listed examples. If you want some scipts to copy onto your webpage - great. If you want to learn the language this is not the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend this book to people who are just starting to learn about JavaScript. The book is quite simple and well organized in an easy to read fashion. The colors add a lot of flavor and the occasional tips are quite useful. I totally disagree with those who have rated this book anything less than 3 stars because it compares quite well to other good books in the market. I also like the way they have left a lot of space in most pages for those who like to write comments for their personal future reference. You can also download all scripts from their web site so no need to type. The only thing I don't like is the focus of the book is mostly on Netscape.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far my favorite book. This book took a 'I know nothing about javascript' to creating customized scripts. If you know absolutely nothing about javascript, this book is for you. Prior knowledge of HTML is needed but after that this book is the one to get. After this book dive in to DHTML for the World Wide Web also by the same publisher.
Guest More than 1 year ago
book worthless. You will learn pretty much nothing about javascript. This book is written so you can use the exact scripts to accomplish small tasks. Better off cutting and pasting somewhere than typing in something that is not well explained anyway. - Not for beginners (you will learn zero), pro's know better. This book sucks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this book. I am the type of person that likes to figure things out by myself, and not going trough the multiple definitions and explanations. Therefore, I recommend this book only to those who aren't really into reading tons of explanations and definitions, but can understand most things without help.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to get this book, but it ends up with returning it. This book has very poor explaintation about how to use methods or each function etc. It just decribes when you should put those commands and where to put it, but it never tells you why, which will make you really frustrated especially if you are a beginner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really opened the door to JavaScript for me. It shows you step by step, in easy to follow samples, how to create a bunch of useful scripts. Everything is done cross browser and cross platform compatible so you don't waste your time writing scripts that don't work. If you are ready to start learning JavaScript then this book is the book to get, I recommend it to everyone starting to learn JavaScript.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this is one of the worst books for learning javascript. It doesn't explain what each function does, it just gives you a chart on what the different functions mean. All they give you is example upon example, never really explaining why putting this over here makes this do that. If you just want to copy some scripts and put them on your page, buy this book. I recommend getting scripts off the internet. But if you actually want to learn javascript buy another book. This book is one simple reason that I am turned off about java script. So for the record one more time, don't waste your money on this book, it may say bestseller on it, but it never tells you how many returns or garbage cans this book has had.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is virtually useless. It doesn't teach you JavaScript, it jsut gives you many specific examples, but becuase it never gets into the syntax of the language, you can do little more than use thier scripts on your page. If you want to learn JavaScript, this book is not for you, if all you wanna do is a few rollovers, then use Adobe ImageReady. Who is this book for? Not me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i know HTML and i wanted to learn javascript this is a greaty book for just that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books offers reference type access as well as some samples. There are more thorough and extensive books I'm sure but this was perfect for me, my price range, and what I wanted from a programming book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book as the 3rd Edition to the Peachpit Press series on JavaScript. I had purchased the 1st Edition by Ted Gesing and Jeremy Schneider (ISBN: 0-201-68814-X) a couple of years ago and found it very helpful. The 3rd Edition has almost twice as many pages so I assumed it would contain additional information not covered in the 1st edition. I am sorry to report that the 3rd edition has made some serious omissions. For example, the word 'return' allows the programmer to specify whether a form is submitted or not. This can be very important if you catch an error during validation and wish to stop the submit process. The text does not mention it. Another example, parseInt and parseFloat are functions that ensure that a value is interpreted as a number and not text. Again, there is no reference to these important functions. I would urge anyone to seek out the 1st edition referened above as a good reference book instead of the 3rd edition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great tutorial on JavaScript if you already know HTML. It is full of easy to follow examples. BUY THIS!!!