JavaScript Cookbook

JavaScript Cookbook

By: Jerry Bradenbaugh (author)Paperback

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There is a serious information gap for Webmasters learning client-side JavaScript skills and trying to solve common Web-related problems. Knowing the syntax is one thing, being able to build a useful application is another. And while there are dozens of "how- to" JavaScript books available, few literally hand the Webmaster a set of ready-to-go, client-side JavaScript applications with thorough documentation that enable the reader to fully understand and extend those applications. By providing such a set of applications, JavaScript Application Cookbook allows Webmasters to immediately add extra functionality to their Web sites. This book targets readers with two different skill sets. The primary target is JavaScript-knowledgeable Webmasters and designers who can immediately begin constructing their own versions of the applications. The secondary target is those with little or no JavaScript experience. The included applications are ready for immediate use and require little customization. This book explores both the code and the techniques that are centered around core JavaScript functionality, a functionality that will not become incompatible or obsolete. The source file design of most applications and libraries will help modularize reader Web sites and facilitate easier site management and coding practices. Chapters are organized by application. Among the included applications are: * A client-side search engine that will show coders how to build their own search engine and get excellent results, all with a client-side tool * A drag-and-drop greeting application that lets users custom build and send DHTML email greetings * A GUI image rollover tool that generates cross-browser image rollover code for all versions of JavaScript * A robust client-side shopping cart application that lets shoppers browse and shop, while the application keeps a tab of the shopper's selections and a running bill, including tax and shipping * An online test application that auto-administers, grades, and displays answers to online exams or surveys An additional value to this book is an online resource ( that discusses the applications and points to other resources. With its focus on providing practical real-world solutions for Webmasters, JavaScript Application Cookbook is destined to become a staple for every JavaScript developer, regardless of experience.

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About Author

Jerry Bradenbaugh is a senior Web application developer and technical lead in Los Angeles, California. His Web site, HotSyte-The JavaScript Resource, has been around since the early days of JavaScript, making it one of the oldest JavaScript resources on the Net. He has contributed in developing enterprise applications for Netscape and First Union National Bank.


Editor's Note. Preface. Introduction. 1. The Client-Side Search Engine Execution Requirements The Syntax Breakdown nav.html Building Your Own JavaScript Database Potential Extensions. 2. The Online Test Eecution Requirements The Syntax Breakdown index.html-The Frameset questions.js-The JavaScript Source File administer.html Potential Extensions. 3. The Interactive Slideshow Execution Requirements The Syntax Breakdown Application Variables The Application Functions Potential Extensions. 4 The Multiple Search Engine Interface Execution Requirements The Syntax Breakdown Potential Extension: Adding User Control. 5. ImageMachine Execution Requirements The Syntax Breakdown Potential Extension: Adding Attributes to the Template. 6. Implementing JavaScript Source Files arrays.js cookies.js dhtml.js events.js frames.js images.js navbar.js numbers.js objects.js strings.js Potential Extensions. 7 Cookie-Based User Preferences Execution Requirements Syntax Breakdown prefs.html dive.html Potential Extensions. 8. Shopping Bag: The JavaScript Shopping Cart Shopping Bag Walk-Through Execution Requirements Syntax Breakdown Step 1: Loading Shopping Bag Step 2: Displaying Products Step 3: Showing All the Categories Step 4: Adding Products to the Shopping Bag Step 5: Changing the Order/Checking Out Potential Extensions. 9. Ciphers in JavaScript How Ciphers Work Execution Requirements The Syntax Breakdown Potential Extensions. 10. Cyber Greetings: Drag-and-Drop Email Execution Requirements Syntax Breakdown The Server Side Potential Extensions. 11. Context-Sensitive Help Execution Requirements Syntax Breakdown Potential Extensions Epilogue. A. JavaScript Reference. B. Web Resources C. Using Perl Scripts. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781565925779
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781565925779
  • weight: 759
  • ISBN10: 1565925777

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