Designing with JavaScript, 2nd Edition
Creating Dynamic Web Pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2002
Pages: 240

JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the Web. Using JavaScript, you can create dynamic, interactive web pages that include image rollovers, pop-up windows, auto-scrolling frames, intelligent forms, and sophisticated Dynamic HTML effects. Even better, you don't have to be a programming ace to learn enough JavaScript to incorporate these elements into your web pages.Designing with JavaScript shows you how to create the effects you want, without forcing you to wade through pages of dry programmer-speak about variables, operators, and functions. Each chapter demonstrates common JavaScript techniques and explains how to customize them for your own use. Along the way, it introduces basic JavaScript concepts, teaching the language in the context of real-world examples. By the time you finish this book, you'll have a solid foundation of JavaScript knowledge that you can apply to your own web pages.With Designing with JavaScript, you will learn to:

  • Use JavaScript to produce visual effects, such as image rollovers and rotating billboards
  • Launch new browser windows, control frames, and validate form data
  • Customize your site by using JavaScript to detect browsers, platforms, and plug-ins
  • Use cookies to keep track of visitors, so you can welcome new users while offering customized pages to returning users
  • Create a tabbed folder interface, drop-down menus, and a scrolling headline ticker, using the basics of Dynamic HTML
The first edition of Designing with JavaScript taught tens of thousands of web designers how to enliven their pages with JavaScript. This new edition has been updated to cover the latest JavaScript techniques supported by current web browsers. If you are ready to start incorporating JavaScript into your designs, this is the book for you.
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That's Magic!

By Neil Pugh

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I'm a Computer Science student and while using this book to learn Javascript rollovers, i came across a very poorly explained piece of code.

Page 108, "... use the eval() function to combine the image name and the "on" suffix; this is just a bit of required JavaScript magic that makes this script work properly."

Utter rubbish, there is nothing magical about computers or programming languages. Could someone please kindly explain why i've been instructed to create Rollovers this way, it seems like a completely dodgy method as well as explanation.

 
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By Robert

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Although I have just skimmed through this book, I have found just what I need to write the JavaScript that

I need for my web pages. I have been looking in three other books to get the

information that is all included in this book. Keep up the good work.

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Designing with JavaScript, 2nd Edition Review

By Wanky Z.

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Comments about oreilly Designing with JavaScript, 2nd Edition:

It was a great book!

I am still using it today.

It got me interested in JavaScript!

Now I'm hooked!

It is my favorite Web design language book!

I still think you should lower the price a tad...

- From a 13 year old

- seriously

- I'm one of those kids who designs for fun!

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Designing with JavaScript, 2nd Edition Review

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Comments about oreilly Designing with JavaScript, 2nd Edition:

I'm not qualified to say if this book is definitive or not, but I found it useful and, most of all, very easy to follow. I have been working with HTML for awhile (I have the first edition of Web Design in a Nutshell) but I am not a programmer. This has been a big help in adding functionality to my company's website.

I would, however, have liked to have seen a few XHTML-specific notes. Maybe in the next version...

Cheers!

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I used the examples to create all kinds of things in my website. A great source for useful and effective codes on the internet. Every developer should have one in their library. Check out the examples on www.yogacards.com

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