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Press Release: January 24, 2008

The Art & Science of JavaScript--New from SitePoint: The Book That Will Change The Way You Approach JavaScript Forever

SitePoint Pty. Ltd., provider of fun, practical, and easy-to-understand content for web professionals, has announced the release of The Art & Science Of JavaScript--a compilation of spectacular and inspirational JavaScript projects.

Seven of the world's best JavaScript gurus have joined forces to share their secrets for creating amazing user experiences using best-practice JavaScript.

Cameron Adams, James Edwards, Christian Heilmann, Michael Mahemoff, Ara Pehlivanian, Dan Webb, and Simon Willison take JavaScript to its limits as they explain some incredible programming techniques.

Presented in full color, The Art & Science Of JavaScript proves that JavaScript projects are limited only by one's imagination:

  • beautifully presented in full color
  • packed with easy-to-read, real-world examples
  • covers mashups, dynamic graphics, user-experience enhancements, and more
  • teaches the creation of stunning effects using best-practice JavaScript
  • written by designers with a passion for creating innovative, cutting-edge JavaScript projects

"It looks great and the content is something apart from every other JavaScript book. I'm really pleased to have been involved" commented co-author and world-renowned JavaScript expert Dan Webb.

Cameron Adams is an author of multiple web development books and is often referred to as a "Web Technologist." In addition to his extensive JavaScript experience, Cameron's passions extend to CSS, PHP, and graphic design. He runs his own design and development business:

James Edwards programmed and maintains the UDM (Ultimate Dropdown Menu) system, one of the best dynamic HTML menu systems ("the world's first fully-featured and accessible website menu, and provides useable content to all browsers--including screenreaders, search-engines and text-only browsers").

Christian Heilmann currently works as a lead developer for Agilisys. He publishes an almost daily blog at He is a member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force.

Michael Mahemoff is a hands-on software architect with 23 years of programming experience. Michael is a recovering Java developer, is the author of Ajax Design Patterns (published by O'Reilly), and writes regularly at

Ara Pehlivanian has been working on the Web since 1997. He now works for Nurun* as a Senior Client-side developer and Tech Lead working on projects for highly visible clients.

Dan Webb is a London-based web developer specializing in web application development and hording vinyl. is his personal site.

Simon Willison is a seasoned Web developer from the UK. He specializes in both client-and server-side development, and is the co-creator of the Django framework for JavaScript.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, see: http://www.oreilly/catalog/9780980285840

The Art & Science of JavaScript
Michael Mahemoff, Cameron Adams, James Edwards, Dan Webb, Simon Willison, Ara Pehlivanian, Christian Heilmann
ISBN: 0-9802858-4-4, 300 pages, $39.95 USD

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