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Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

  • Submit Now: Designing Persuasive Web Sites, by Andrew Chak (New Riders, 2002, ISBN: 0735711404). Don't let a Web site act passively in hopes that customers take the desired actions. Learn how to steer users to where you want them to go on the Web site. (Preview this book on Safari.)

  • Inside JavaScript, by Steve Holzner (New Riders, 2002, ISBN: 0735712859). This book is particularly a good read because not only does it describe JavaScript and how it is used to create interactive Web sites, but it also looks at how to integrate JavaScript with .NET and XML, showing the relationships that can exist between client- and server-side interactivity. (Preview this book on Safari.)

  • JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, by Tom Negrino and Dori Smith. Visual step-by-step guide to using JavaScript for all kinds of interactive elements: Navigation, dynamic images, and forms. A great choice for beginning to intermediate readers. (Preview this book on Safari.)

  • Web Site Engineering: Beyond Web Page Design, by Thomas Powell, Dominique Cutts, and David Jones (Prentice Hall PTR, 1998, ISBN: 0136500207). This book goes deep into the backend of Web site design and management. Of special interest to guide readers will be the help the authors provide in choosing between client and server-side applications.