JavaScript and Ajax for the Web

JavaScript and Ajax for the Web

Book - 2006
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Need to learn JavaScript fast? This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with JavaScript in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to JavaScript, leading Web and computing experts Tom Negrino and Dori Smith use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's JavaScript essentials. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of Ajax and XML techniques, current browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox), and more.

Visual QuickStart Guide--the quick and easy way to learn!
  • Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through JavaScript and show you what to do.
  • Concise steps and explanations get you up and running in no time.
  • Page for page, the best content and value around.
  • Companion Web site at offers sample scripts, updates, and more!

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Using a visual approach that includes serious object tables and colored screen shots, master practitioners and guide writers Negrino and Smith give concise steps and explanations to get developers from getting acquainted to what JavaScript can and cannot do to making the best use of the Ajax toolkit. In between they describe JavaScript startup procedures, language essentials, working with images and frames, using browser windows, handling forms, using forms and regular expressions, handling events, making and breaking cookies, making best the use of cascading style sheets, working with document object models, making pages dynamic, applying JavaScript to such features as sliding and pull-down menus and switching style sheets. He closes with commentary on bookmarklets and adds references about JavaScript, cascading style sheets and where to learn more. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit, 2006
Edition: Sixth edition
ISBN: 9780321430328
Branch Call Number: 006.76 N39 2006
Characteristics: xiv, 498 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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