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Random Picture Rotation with JavaScript
Jun 2, 2009
Demonstrating some of the key concepts of the JavaScript language, Charles Wyke-Smith walks through the process of creating JavaScript code for random display of images on a web page.
ppk on JavaScript: Context
May 14, 2009
JavaScript is used in the context of a Web page. This is obvious, but it has a few consequences that haven’t always been properly appreciated. Peter-Paul Koch discusses the standards-compliance CSS revolution that has changed Web development, starting with a quick summary of the CSS revolution and its impact on JavaScript.
The Dojo Toolkit: Layout Dijits
Dec 18, 2008
Steve Holzner discusses layout Dijits, including the stack container and accordion container.
Add Visual Interest to Your Web Page with JavaScript
Nov 25, 2008
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to make JavaScript do some cool image tricks, including making rollovers, changing images, creating ad banners, building slideshows, and displaying random images on a page.
Building a Table Class in ActionScript 2.0
Mar 16, 2007
Bront Davis says that it's not as complicated as you may think to display tabular HTML data in a Flash application. Working with ActionScript and XPath, this article examines a custom class for presenting HTML-based table data in Flash.
JavaScript Language Essentials
Dec 29, 2006
Tom Negrino and Dori Smith go into detail about the basic elements of JavaScript and introduce you to other aspects of the JavaScript language, such as loops, arrays, and more about functions.
Language Essentials
Nov 20, 2006
JavaScript Usage in the GoLive Environment
Feb 3, 2006
This chapter discusses JavaScript and ECMAScript/ExtendScript concepts and usage in GoLive. Topics covered include JavaScript objects in the GoLive environment, the scope of variables and functions, and delays and timeouts.
How To Use AJAX Patterns
Jan 27, 2006
Kris Hadlock explains how to use design patterns for AJAX development to keep your applications scalable, reusable, and efficient.
Extending AJAX with the Flash/JavaScript Integration Kit
Oct 6, 2005
Want more control over the user experience? Because Flash makes graphical programming quick, easy, and attractive, and because JavaScript is very effective at manipulating HTML, they can be leveraged to focus on their strengths. Kris Hadlock shows you how to extend AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) by cross-communicating between Flash and JavaScript. Discover how this technique enables technologies to focus on specialized tasks, and helps create the ultimate user experience.
JavaScript Language Essentials
Sep 9, 2005
Learn about the basic elements of JavaScript in this chapter, as well as other aspects of the JavaScript language, such as loops and functions. You'll see how you can check for the presence of browser plug-ins, use JavaScript to write your Web pages for you, learn how JavaScript handles errors that the user makes, and put multiple scripts on a page.
Logon Scripts: Using KiXtart and.ini Files
Dec 19, 2003
Anybody who manages user accounts knows the advantage of automating the task. The last thing you want to do is visit every desktop to ensure that the users' Windows computers are set up to work properly with your network. One common way to get around this is to use batch files and scripts to smooth the process. Matthew Moran shows you an easy way to gain control of user logons with Kixtart, a free-format scripting language.
JavaScript and Dreamweaver Behaviors
May 2, 2003
Combine Dreamweaver and JavaScript with a dash of Fireworks and what do you get? Maximize your JavaScript with the help of Dreamweaver MX and learn how these two interact.
Optimizing JavaScript for Execution Speed
Apr 25, 2003
Work through an optimization process and speed up your web site. Learn how to improve your JavaScript by choosing the right algorithm and data structure, refactoring to simplify code, minimizing DOM and I/O interaction, and using local optimizations last.
Optimizing JavaScript for Download Speed
Apr 18, 2003
Learn how to put your JavaScripts on a low-char diet through techinques such as crunching and obfuscation, and also find the right balance between size and speed, or between features and responsiveness for your scripts.
Essential JavaScript
Nov 8, 2002
Steven Holzner provides the necessary skills and techniques for his guided tour of JavaScript. He begins with a history of the language.
Transitional CSS and JavaScript Strategies
Nov 8, 2002
Explore some ways of creating web sites that take advantage of the CSS and JavaScript capabilities of modern browsers, while still accommodating older browsers.
Working with XML and JavaScript
Sep 13, 2002
This sample chapter describes "the XML Mystique," defines XML, and explains how to reading and show XML data with JavaScript.
An Orientation to JavaScript
Feb 8, 2002
In this sample chapter from JavaScript Design, Bill Sanders examines the nuances of JavaScript and gives you the basics for when you start writing your own scripts.
How to Build Pull-Down Menus with JavaScript
Jul 13, 2001
JavaScript is great for making things happen on Web pages, such as creating pull-down menus to mimic the look and feel of an operating system's functions. Here Tom Negrino and Dori Smith show you how its done.

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