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JavaScript Technology Writing

My Last O’Reilly Book

I sometimes miss the simpler days when an alert was your JavaScript best friend.

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JavaScript Writing

Future. Perfect.

I finished copy edits on my JavaScript Cookbook, which now enters the production process. The first half of the book focuses on the basic components of JavaScript, while the latter half gets into the more complex material. I touch on the basic JavaScript objects, such as String and Number, but also spend a considerable amount […]

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JavaScript Technology

Ajax the Manly Tech

Seems that O’Reilly has had another one of its invite-only summits, but this time about Ajax. If you’ve missed hearing about Ajax, it’s the web development equivalent of tags (as taxonomy) and metaformats (as semantics). This is part of the technology that makes America, well, America. A new twist, though: As you can see from […]

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Implement a DHTML Mouseover effect with DOM

Originally published in WebBuilder magazine. Found courtesy Wayback Machine. The DOM, or Document Object Model, is a specification recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) primarily to help eliminate cross-browser dynamic HTML differences. It is implemented with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) 5.x, and will be implemented with Netscape’s Navigator 5.x when it is released. […]

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Adding Persistence to DHTML Effects

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at the Wayback Machine Dynamic HTML (DHTML), implemented in Netscape Navigator 4.x and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x, gives the Web page visitor the ability to alter the position, format, or visibility of an HTML element. However, the effects that are created with DHTML are transitory in that […]