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Where to Put Your Scripts. Hiding Scripts from Old Browsers. Putting Comments in Scripts. Alerting the User. Confirming a User's Choice. Prompting the User. Redirecting the User. Redirecting the User with a Link. Browser Detection. Plug-in Detection. Around and around with Loops. Checking if Java Is Enabled. Functions. Putting More Than One Script on a Page. Scrolling Status Bars. Status Bar Messages.
Creating Rollovers. Creating More Effective Rollovers. Putting Multiple Rollovers on a Page. 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. Displaying Multiple Random Images. 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.
Validating an Email Address with Regular Expressions. Validating a File Name. Extracting Strings. Formatting Strings. Formatting and Sorting Strings. Formatting and Validating Strings.
Putting the Current Date into a Web Page. Working with Days. Customizing A Message for the Time of Day. Displaying Dates by Time Zone. Converting Military Time to AM/PM. Creating a Countdown. Working with Referrer Pages. Writing Text into a Document on the Fly. Date Methods.
Handling Windows Events. Mouse Event Handling. Form Event Handling. Key Event Handling.
Baking Your First Cookie. Reading a Cookie. Showing Your Cookies. Using Cookies as Counters. Deleting Cookies. Handling Multiple Cookies. Displaying “New to You” Messages.
Saying It with Style. Styles with Class. Changing Fonts with CSS. Checking Your ID. Styles and Spans. Distinguished Links. Positioning Absolutely.
DHTML Browsers & “Standards.” Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (Netscape 4.x only). Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (IE Mac and IE Windows). Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (Netscape 6 only). Moving an Object in Two Dimensions (Cross-browser). Moving an Object in Three Dimensions (Netscape 4.x only). Moving an Object in Three Dimensions (Netscape 6 only). Moving an Object in Three Dimensions (Cross-browsers). Moving DHTML Text. Modifying a DHTML Drop Shadow. Rotating a DHTML Shadow. Modifying a DHTML Glow.
Pull-Down Menus. Sliding Menus. Tool Tips. Click-Anywhere Form Fields.
Using an External .js File. A Slideshow with Captions. A Silly Name Generator. Bar Graph Generator.
Your First Bookmarklet. Changing a Page's Background Color. Web-safe Colors. Word Lookups. Viewing Images. Displaying ISO Latin Characters. Converting RGB Values to Hex. Converting Values. A Bookmarklet Calculator.
The Pros and Cons of Visual Tools. Using Behaviors in Dreamweaver. Flying Objects in Adobe GoLive. Creating Pop-Up Menus in Fireworks. Customizing Dreamweaver.
Finding Help on the Web. Books.