Starting with JavaScript Dori Smith dori.com
Why JavaScript? <ul><li>It works  everywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Web clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(even iPh...
Why JavaScript? <ul><li>Easy to start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty of plug-and-play solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
Why JavaScript? <ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Code is uncompiled—just view source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Why JavaScript? <ul><li>Standard Code Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditionals </li>...
What do you need? <ul><li>You've already got it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Editor </li>...
Gotchas <ul><li>Where you can get bit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Testing in one ≠ worki...
Questions? Dori Smith dori.com
Dori Smith <ul><li>Co-author of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JavaScript & Ajax for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide </li></ul></...
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Starting with JavaScript

  1. 1. Starting with JavaScript Dori Smith dori.com
  2. 2. Why JavaScript? <ul><li>It works everywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Web clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(even iPhones) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop & InDesign </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Widgets & Gadgets </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why JavaScript? <ul><li>Easy to start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty of plug-and-play solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't have to be &quot;a programmer&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why JavaScript? <ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Code is uncompiled—just view source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of Web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some are good </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some are good </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why JavaScript? <ul><li>Standard Code Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditionals </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What do you need? <ul><li>You've already got it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Editor </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Gotchas <ul><li>Where you can get bit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Testing in one ≠ working in all </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdated/obsolete examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-inventing the wheel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are some great frameworks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Questions? Dori Smith dori.com
  9. 9. Dori Smith <ul><li>Co-author of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JavaScript & Ajax for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver CS4: Visual QuickStart Guide </li></ul></ul>

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