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JavaScript for Absolute Beginners

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Publisher Comments:

Innovative JavaScript behaviors are the hallmark of Web 2.0 interface designs. Visit Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, or any other web titan, and you will find JavaScript implementations providing a smooth, tactile, engaging web experience. Knowledge of JavaScript is essential for developing modern, interactive, sticky web sites, but many beginners are put off by the daunting need to learn a programming language before they can achieve anything.

This book takes a practical approach by showing you how to use JavaScript in simple stages, starting with the basics of storing and manipulating data and moving on to reacting to events and using JavaScript to alter CSS and HTML on the fly. It assumes no prior knowledge of JavaScript, and avoids bombarding you with unnecessary technical details.

At the same time, it explains the main points and acts as a reference that you can come back to when you need to refresh your memory. More advanced concepts are introduced gradually, so that by the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of all the main aspects of JavaScript. Particular attention is paid to debugging and avoiding common beginners' pitfalls, enabling you to create web sites that not only look good, but are dynamic and exciting for visitors. Requires no previous knowledge of JavaScript Gives you instant results--starts showing how to change values and react to events stage by stage Doesn't bombard you with endless rules and jargon What you'll learn How to immediately improve the feel of your entire web site by reacting to the user's input with just a few lines of code How to store and control data to improve your viewer's experience How to change the look of your web site on the fly by manipulating the CSS markup How to search XHTML documents to retrieve and display relevant data in real time How to use cookies to store data on users' machines to remember their preferences the next time they visit your site How to use Ajax to change the content of your web site without the need to refresh the page Who is this book for?

This book is aimed at anybody who wants to learn how to use JavaScript to create more interactive and stickier web sites. The primary readership is likely to be independent web developers and serious hobbyists, but knowledge of JavaScript is essential for many web development careers, so this book should also find a place in the curriculum of academic courses in media studies.

Synopsis:

Many beginners are put off by the daunting need to learn a programming language before they can achieve anything. This book takes a practical approach by showing readers how to use JavaScript in simple stages and moving to using JavaScript to alter CSS on the fly.

Synopsis:

If you are new to both JavaScript and programming, this hands-on book is for you. Rather than staring blankly at gobbledygook, you'll explore JavaScript by entering and running hundreds of code samples in Firebug, a free JavaScript debugger. Then in the last two chapters, you'll leave the safety of Firebug and hand-code an uber cool JavaScript application in your preferred text editor.

Written in a friendly, engaging narrative style, this innovative JavaScript tutorial covers the following essentials: Core JavaScript syntax, such as value types, operators, expressions, and statements provided by ECMAScript. Features for manipulating XHTML, CSS, and events provided by DOM. Object-oriented JavaScript, including prototypal and classical inheritance, deep copy, and mixins. Closure, lazy loading, advance conditional loading, chaining, currying, memoization, modules, callbacks, recursion, and other powerful function techniques. Encoding data with JSON or XML. Remote scripting with JSON-P or XMLHttpRequest Drag-and-drop, animated scrollers, skin swappers, and other cool behaviors. Optimizations to ensure your scripts run snappy. Formatting and naming conventions to prevent you from looking like a greenhorn. New ECMAScript 5, DOM 3, and HTML 5 features such as Object.create(), Function.prototype.bind(), strict mode, querySelector(), querySelectorAll(), and getElementsByClassName().

As you can see, due to its fresh approach, this book is by no means watered down. Therefore, over the course of your journey, you will go from JavaScript beginner to wizard, acquiring the skills recruiters desire. What you?ll learn Who this book is for

This book is aimed at anybody who wants to learn how to use JavaScript to create more interactive and stickier web sites. Table of Contents Representing Data with Values Type Conversion Operators Controlling Flow Member Inheritance Functions and Arrays Traversing and Modifying the DOM Tree Scripting CSS Listening for Events Scripting BOM

Synopsis:

Innovative JavaScript behaviors are the hallmark of Web 2.0 interface designs. Visit Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, or any other web titan, and you will find JavaScript implementations providing a smooth, tactile, engaging web experience. Knowledge of JavaScript is essential for developing modern, interactive, sticky websites, but many beginners are put off by the daunting need to learn a programming language before they can achieve anything.

Getting StartED with JavaScript takes a practical approach by showing you how to use JavaScript in simple stages, starting by learning the basics of storing and manipulating data and moving on to reacting to events and using JavaScript to alter CSS and HTML on the fly. It assumes no prior knowledge of JavaScript, and avoids bombarding you with unnecessary technical details.

At the same time, it explains all of the main points, and acts as a reference that you can come back to when you need to refresh your memory. More advanced concepts are introduced gradually, so that by the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of all the main aspects of JavaScript. Particular attention is paid to debugging and avoiding the common pitfalls of beginners, enabling you to create websites that not only look good, but are dynamic and exciting for visitors.

  • Requires no previous knowledge of JavaScript.
  • Instant results - starts showing how to change values and react to events stage by stage.
  • Doesna (TM)t bombard you with endless rules and jargon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781430272199
Author:
Mcnavage, Terry
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
McNavage, Terry
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Computer Languages-CGI
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
350

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"Synopsis" by , Many beginners are put off by the daunting need to learn a programming language before they can achieve anything. This book takes a practical approach by showing readers how to use JavaScript in simple stages and moving to using JavaScript to alter CSS on the fly.
"Synopsis" by , If you are new to both JavaScript and programming, this hands-on book is for you. Rather than staring blankly at gobbledygook, you'll explore JavaScript by entering and running hundreds of code samples in Firebug, a free JavaScript debugger. Then in the last two chapters, you'll leave the safety of Firebug and hand-code an uber cool JavaScript application in your preferred text editor.

Written in a friendly, engaging narrative style, this innovative JavaScript tutorial covers the following essentials: Core JavaScript syntax, such as value types, operators, expressions, and statements provided by ECMAScript. Features for manipulating XHTML, CSS, and events provided by DOM. Object-oriented JavaScript, including prototypal and classical inheritance, deep copy, and mixins. Closure, lazy loading, advance conditional loading, chaining, currying, memoization, modules, callbacks, recursion, and other powerful function techniques. Encoding data with JSON or XML. Remote scripting with JSON-P or XMLHttpRequest Drag-and-drop, animated scrollers, skin swappers, and other cool behaviors. Optimizations to ensure your scripts run snappy. Formatting and naming conventions to prevent you from looking like a greenhorn. New ECMAScript 5, DOM 3, and HTML 5 features such as Object.create(), Function.prototype.bind(), strict mode, querySelector(), querySelectorAll(), and getElementsByClassName().

As you can see, due to its fresh approach, this book is by no means watered down. Therefore, over the course of your journey, you will go from JavaScript beginner to wizard, acquiring the skills recruiters desire. What you?ll learn Who this book is for

This book is aimed at anybody who wants to learn how to use JavaScript to create more interactive and stickier web sites. Table of Contents Representing Data with Values Type Conversion Operators Controlling Flow Member Inheritance Functions and Arrays Traversing and Modifying the DOM Tree Scripting CSS Listening for Events Scripting BOM

"Synopsis" by , Innovative JavaScript behaviors are the hallmark of Web 2.0 interface designs. Visit Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, or any other web titan, and you will find JavaScript implementations providing a smooth, tactile, engaging web experience. Knowledge of JavaScript is essential for developing modern, interactive, sticky websites, but many beginners are put off by the daunting need to learn a programming language before they can achieve anything.

Getting StartED with JavaScript takes a practical approach by showing you how to use JavaScript in simple stages, starting by learning the basics of storing and manipulating data and moving on to reacting to events and using JavaScript to alter CSS and HTML on the fly. It assumes no prior knowledge of JavaScript, and avoids bombarding you with unnecessary technical details.

At the same time, it explains all of the main points, and acts as a reference that you can come back to when you need to refresh your memory. More advanced concepts are introduced gradually, so that by the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of all the main aspects of JavaScript. Particular attention is paid to debugging and avoiding the common pitfalls of beginners, enabling you to create websites that not only look good, but are dynamic and exciting for visitors.

  • Requires no previous knowledge of JavaScript.
  • Instant results - starts showing how to change values and react to events stage by stage.
  • Doesna (TM)t bombard you with endless rules and jargon.

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