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Allows students to learn the most important tasks of a program or operating system and get right to work on any project. Ex.___
Succinct numbered instructions provide a logical approach to learning tasks. Ex.___
Visually demonstrates and reinforces the instructions for a particular task as the students work at their computers. Ex.___
Easy for the instructors and students to find a particular task and makes these texts useful after the course ends. Ex.___
Sections that call attention to important features and additional helpful information. Ex.___
Highlighted through the book offer author advice, time-saving shortcuts, and pointers for students who want a further understanding of the program. Ex.___
Many of the authors are industry-leading teachers, writers, and designers, providing students with expert, professional training. Ex.___
All Visual QuickStart Guides are reasonably priced, making them an affordable option for learning multiple software programs. Ex.___
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Where to Put Your Scripts. Hiding Scripts from Old Browsers. Putting Comments in Scripts. Alerting the User. Redirecting the User. Redirecting the User with a Link. Browser Detection and Conditionals. Plug-in Detection. Around and Around with Loops. Functions. Putting More than One Script on a Page. Scrolling Status Bars. Status Bar Messages.
Creating Rollovers. Creating More Effective Rollovers. Triggering Rollovers from a Link. Multiple Images Changing a Single Rollover. Working with Multiple Rollovers. Using a Function to Simplify Coding Multiple Images with a Single Rollover. Using a Function to Simplify Coding Multiple Rollovers. Creating Cycling Banners. Making the Banner Cycling Wait for the User. Adding Links to Cycling Banners. Building Slide Shows. Building Wraparound Slide Shows. Displaying a Random Image. Combining a Rollover with an Image Map. Automatically Changing Background Colors.
Keeping a Page out of a Frame. Forcing a Page into a Frame. Forcing a Site into a Frame. Loading a Frame. Creating and Loading a Dynamic Frame. Sharing Functions Between Frames. Storing Information in Frames. Loading Multiple Frames at Once. Browser Detection with Frames.
Verifying Passwords. Select-and-Go Navigation. Selecting Menu Items. Working with Radio Buttons. Setting One Field with Another. Validating Zip Codes. Validating Email Addresses.
Putting the Current Date into a Web Page. Working with Days. Customizing Your Message for the Time of Day. Converting Military Time to AM/PM. Creating a Countdown. Working with Referrer Pages. Writing Text into a Document on the Fly. Date Methods.
Baking Your First Cookie. Reading a Cookie. Showing Your Cookies. Using Cookies as Counters. Deleting Cookies. Handling Multiple Cookies. Displaying “New to You” Messages.
Checking if Java is Enabled. Getting the User's Monitor Size. Using Java to Display Text. Playing Sounds using a Plug-in. Playing a Sound on a Rollover.
DHTML Browsers & “Standards”. Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (Netscape only). Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (Internet Explorer only). Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (All browsers). Moving an Object in Three Dimensions (Netscape only and Internet Explorer only). Moving an Object in Three Dimensions (All browsers). Moving DHTML Text (Netscape only). Moving DHTML Text (All browsers). Modifying a DHTML Drop Shadow (Internet Explorer only). Rotating a DHTML Shadow (Internet Explorer only). Modifying a DHTML Glow (Internet Explorer only). Pull-down Menus (All browsers). Sliding Menus (Internet Explorer only). Tool Tips (All browsers). Using an External .js File (All browsers).
The Pros and Cons of Visual Tools. Flying Objects in Adobe GoLive. Using Behaviors in Dreamweaver. Creating Buttons with Rollovers in Adobe ImageStyler.
Finding Help on the Web. Usenet Newsgroups. Books.