Javascript + CSS + DOM Magic

Javascript + CSS + DOM Magic

Mixed media product Magic (New Riders)

By (author) Makiko Itoh, By (author) Chris Falvey

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  • Publisher: New Riders Publishing
  • Format: Mixed media product | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 256mm x 15mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • ISBN 10: 0735711321
  • ISBN 13: 9780735711327

Product description

JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic has directly applicable projects with step-by-step instructions showing readers how to master a feature and adapt it according to their own needs and creativity. The wealth of graphics will make this book easy to read and visually appealing. This book makes JavaScript, CSS and DOM easy to understand by providing directly applicable models to readers' web sites. The book opens with a primer, giving context to the technologies, and then jumps into over 25 step-by-step, directly applicable projects. Readers will learn the most desired web functionalities, including: Frames, mouseovers, windows, forms, CGI, style sheets, dynamic positioning, and SSI. Reviewers have called this book an unprecedented practical and comprehensive DHTML guide. The CD contains complete working scripts, all images from the book's examples, bonus graphics, trial version of leading text editors (BBEdit Lite, Homesite).

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Makiko Itoh is a principal of PRODOK Engineering (www.prodok.com), a development and consulting company based near Zurich, Switzerland, whose clients range from small companies to international corporations and government agencies in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. Prior to making the switch to web development, Makiko was a print graphics designer for several years. She combines a knowledge of scripting and programming issues, which are needed for interactivity and dynamic presentation, with an innate understanding of what designers demand visually. Makiko contributes to several web publications and is the editor-in-chief of Wise-Women (www.wise-women.org), a site dedicated to encouraging women web developers and designers. Originally from Japan, Makiko now divides her time between Switzerland and the United States, where she is a frequent speaker at various technical conferences such as Seybold Seminars and Web Design World. In her spare time, she likes to travel even more. You can follow her latest activities via her personal web site, www.makikoitoh.com. About the Technical Reviewers: These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic. As the book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic fits our readers' need for the highest-quality technical information. Suzi Arnold is the founder of think inkless (www.thinkinkless.com), a web development and digital design studio established in 2000. She has been developing web sites since 1996. Hired as the first employee for a major job board, Suzi spent the ensuing years training and managing its production team. She finished her "corporate" life as Web Producer for the interactive division of an international advertising agency. Cal Henderson is a web applications developer from London. By day, he is the technical director of new projects at emap (www.emap.com). By night, he works for a whole host of web sites and communities, including the Javascript and DHTML playground, pixelflo (www.pixelflo.com), and his personal site, i:am:cal (www.iamcal.com). In his spare time, Cal writes Windows software (www.iamcal.com/software), and he develops web publishing tools. Special thanks to Chris Falvey (www.mediabasement.com) for lending his advice, late hours, technical sweat, and absoulte faith in New Riders and this project. -New Riders

Back cover copy

"JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic" has directly applicable projects with step-by-step instructions showing you how to master a feature and adapt it according to their own needs and creativity. The wealth of graphics will make this book easy to read and visually appealing. This book makes JavaScript, CSS and DOM easy to understand by providing directly applicable models to readers' web sites. The book opens with a primer, giving context to the technologies, and then jumps into over 25 step-by-step, directly applicable projects. You will learn the most desired web functionalities, including: frames, mouse-overs, windows, forms, CGI, style sheets, dynamic positioning, and SSI. Reviewers have called this book an unprecedented practical and comprehensive DHTML guide. The CD contains complete working scripts, all images from the book's examples, bonus graphics, trial version of leading text editors (BBEdit Lite, Homesite).

Table of contents

I. REAL-LIFE CSS. 1. Designing a Page with CSS. 2. Incorporating CSS in a Table-Based Layout. 3. Creating a Simple Layout with CSS-P. 4. Creating a Complex Layout with CSS-P. II. JAVASCRIPT LEVEL 1: BASIC JAVASCRIPT. 5. JavaScript Rollovers. 6. Dynamic Frames. 7. Working with Browser Windows. III. JAVASCRIPT LEVEL 2: DYNAMIC HTML. 8. Browser Detection and Displaying Elements Dynamically. 9. Positioning Elements Dynamically. 10. Drop-Down Hierarchical Menus. 11. Scrolling Frameless Windows. IV. JAVASCRIPT LEVEL 3: THE LATEST DOM METHODS. 12. Transitional CSS and JavaScript Strategies. 13. A Collapsing/Expanding Menu and Enhanced Table. 14. Dynamically Updated Pages. Appendix: What's on the CD-ROM. Index.