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Javascript for the World Wide Web: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith

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Chapter 19. Working with Visual Tools

As JavaScript's popularity has risen, software publishers have released programs that will write JavaScript for you, saving you the necessity of learning how to program. The first of these programs to appear were high-end Web design programs such as Adobe GoLive (under its original name, GoLive CyberStudio) and Macromedia Dreamweaver. More recently, graphic design programs that cater to Web users also boast automated JavaScript creation, such as Macromedia Fireworks and Adobe LiveMotion.

In this chapter, you'll see the benefits and drawbacks of using these visual tools to create your JavaScript, and you'll learn how to use three of these tools (GoLive, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks) to create common—and not so ...

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