Book Description

From the Back Cover Essential Skills--Made Easy! Create dynamic and inviting Web pages with help from this friendly, step-by-step guidebook. Through a logical sequence of tutorials, you'll learn the basics of the leading Web development language. Author John Pollock provides easy-to-understand coverage of the essentials--variables, tags, event handlers, objects, frames, and more--that will help you program your Web site to react to a viewers' actions or surprise them with special effects. This proven teaching tool also contains screen shots and plenty of sample code to assist you with real-world programming tasks. Begin using JavaScript right away and add interactivity to your site in no time! Designed for Easy Learning: Modules--Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning Critical Skills--Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips Progress Checks--Quick self-assessment sections check your progress Projects--Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module Annotated Syntax--Example code annotated with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated About the author: John Pollock has been working with JavaScript and other Web development tools for more than seven years. He is a technical writer and runs two Web sites devoted to Web development technology. Read more About the Author John Pollock (Huntsville, TX) is a university student in Huntsville, Texas. He has been working with JavaScript and other Web development tools for more than 5 years. He runs two Web sites devoted to Web development technology. Read more

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