HOUR 1:Understanding JavaScript

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• What web scripting is and what it’s good for

• How scripting and programming are different (and similar)

• What JavaScript is and where it came from

• How to include JavaScript commands in a web page

• How different browsers handle JavaScript

• What JavaScript can do for your web pages

• How to choose between JavaScript and alternative languages

The World Wide Web (WWW) began as a text-only medium—the first browsers didn’t even support images within web pages. Although it’s still not quite ready to give television a run for its money, the Web has come a long way since then.

Today’s websites can include a wealth of features: graphics, sounds, animation, video, and ...

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