JavaScript 1.5 by Example

by Kathie Kingsley-Hughes & Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Most people who are new to a subject find it much easier to follow clear, concise examples than delving into confusing, jargon-ladened specifications. If you are in the majority and want to quickly learn the basics of JavaScript so you can start using it in your Web pages - then JavaScript 1.5 by Example is designed just for you!

In JavaScript 1.5 by Example we start small, very small. After a quick trip back in time to take a look at some of the background and myths of JavaScript we come straight back and begin with a skeleton Web page. Into this Web page we start adding small pieces of JavaScript, just a line or two, looking in detail at what it does and how it works.

With a little more script, we look at how JavaScript can be used to interact with browser technologies such as the Document Object Model (DOM) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create stunning DHTML effects! Again, the principal is the same ... you start small and work your way up.

JavaScript 1.5 by Example includes the following chapters:

  • JavaScript in Action
  • Handling data with variables
  • Using statements
  • Bugs - How to find them and how to kill them!

The aim of this book is to teach JavaScript itself and take away the attention from the quirks and differences between browsers that make scripting such a tough subject for beginners to learn. 

We aim to remove the focus of the beginner from "cut'n'paste" JavaScripts from online libraries and instead give them the skills and getting them busy creating their own, custom-made, JavaScript creations - which are tailored exactly to suit their own needs because they've created it themselves! 

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Published by Que.

ISBN Number:  0789724995
List Price (US): $29.99
List Price (UK): 21.99
Pages: 312

(Buy from:    Barnes & Noble.)
Available for download now!

Download the Code samples from the book: (zip file 57Kb).  (Note: Mac, Unix and Linux formats are also available from the Que download site.)

Take a look at our JavaScript section for useful tips and resources

Kathie Kingsley-Hughes
Last updated: May 4th 2004
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