JavaScript for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764576593

ISBN-13: 9780764576591

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

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Description: Responding to reader feedback, the author has thoroughly revamped the book with more step-by-step coverage of JavaScript basics, an exclusive focus on Internet Explorer, and many complete sample scripts Updated to cover JavaScript 1.5, the latest release of this popular Web scripting language Using lots of examples, including a sample working Web site, the book shows how to create dynamic and interactive pages, build entire sites, and automate pages

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430

Introduction
System Requirements
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You're Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Building Killer Web Pages for Fun and Profit
Hitting the Highlights: JavaScript Basics
What Is JavaScript? (Hint: It's Not the Same Thing as Java!)
JavaScript and HTML
JavaScript and Your Web Browser
What Can I Do with JavaScript That I Can't Do with Web Languages?
What Do I Need to Get Started?
Writing Your Very First Script
From Idea to Working JavaScript Application
Testing Your Script
JavaScript Language Basics
JavaScript Syntax
Putting It All Together: Building JavaScript Expressions and Statements
JavaScript-Accessible Data: Getting Acquainted with the Document Object Model
Object Models Always Pose Nude
Anatomy of an Object: Properties, Methods, Event Handlers, and Functions in Action
Browser Object Models
Netscape Navigator
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Creating Dynamic Web Pages
Detecting Your Users' Browser Environments
Whacking Your Way through the Browser Maze
Detecting Features
That's How the Cookie Crumbles
Cookie Basics
Saving and Retrieving User Information
Working with Browser Windows and Frames
Working with Browser Windows
Working with Frames
Making Your Site Easy For Visitors to Navigate and Use
Creating Interactive Images
Creating Simple Animations
Creating Rollovers, Hotspots, and Navigation Bars
Creating Menus
Getting Acquainted with Menus
Taking Advantage of Third-Party DHTML Menu Components
Creating Expandable Site Maps
Site Map Basics
Taking Advantage of Third-Party Site-Mapping Tools
Creating Pop-Up Help (Tooltips)
Creating Plain HTML Tooltips
Building DHTML Tooltips
Taking Advantage of Third-Party Tooltips Scripts
Interacting with Users
Handling Forms
Capturing User Input by Using HTML Form Fields
Putting It All Together: The Order Form Validation Script
Handling User-Initiated Events
The Skinny on Events and Event Handlers
Handling Events
Handling Runtime Errors
Exceptional Basics
Handling Exceptions
The Part of Tens
Top Ten (Or So) Online JavaScript Resources
Ten Web Sites to Check Out
Not-to-Be-Missed Newsgroups
Ten (Or So) Most Common JavaScript Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)
Typing-in-a-Hurry Errors
Breaking Up a Happy Pair
Putting Scripting Statements in the Wrong Places
Nesting Quotes Incorrectly
Treating Numbers as Strings
Treating Strings as Numbers
Missing the Point: Logic Errors
Neglecting Browser Incompatibility
Ten (Or So) Tips for Debugging Your Scripts
JavaScript Reads Your Code, Not Your Mind!
Isolating the Bug
Consulting the Documentation
Displaying Variable Values
Breaking Large Blocks of Statements into Smaller Functions
Honing the Process of Elimination
Taking Advantage of Others' Experience
Exercising the Time-Honored Trial-and-Error Approach
Just Try and Catch Me Exception Handling!
Taking Advantage of Debugging Tools
Appendixes
JavaScript Reserved Words
JavaScript Color Values
Document Object Model Reference
The Document Object Model
Global Properties
Built-In JavaScript Functions
Special Characters
About the CD
Getting the Most from This CD
System Requirements
Using the CD
JavaScript For Dummies Chapter Files
What You'll Find
If You Have Problems (Of the CD Kind)
Index
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