Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax : A Designer's Guide, Paperback / softback Book

Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax : A Designer's Guide Paperback / softback


JavaScript is the brains of your Web page-it enables you to modify a document's structure, styling, and content in response to user actions without requesting new pages from the server.

Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax teaches you how to master this powerful and elegant language so you can develop intuitive user interactions that take the user experience to new levels of sophistication and responsiveness. Today's application-like Web experiences (such as and Google Maps) and Web 2.0 sites (such as and Twitter) are powered by JavaScript and Ajax.

Using the techniques shown in this book, you will be able to start creating similar experiences in the sites you design. Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax will teach you how to:Start developing with JavaScript fast!Write lightweight but powerful object-oriented code Modify the Document Object Model "Progressively enhance" your pages with JavaScript to provide the highest levels of accessibility to all usersLearn sophisticated techniques for making your pages respond to user actionsUse the downloadable Scriptin' library of helper functions to speed development and ensure cross-browser compatibilityUse Ajax scripting techniques to update specific areas of the page with data from the serverCreate powerful interface interactions, such as sliding panels and tree menusEvaluate frameworks such as jQuery and Prototype to find the best one for your needsBuild an online application that looks and responds like a regular desktop applicationEasily adapt the Scriptin' code examples for use in your own projects-download them at


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
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  • Category: Web graphics & design
  • ISBN: 9780321572608



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