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Visual QuickStart Guide: JavaScript, Ninth Edition by Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

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1. Getting Acquainted with JavaScript

For website creators, the evolution of HTML has been a mixed blessing. In the early days of the World Wide Web, HTML was fairly simple, and it was easy to learn everything you needed to put together webpages.

As the web grew, page designers wanted their pages to interact with users, and it soon became obvious that HTML was insufficient to handle the demand. Netscape invented JavaScript as a way to control the browser and add visual interest ...

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