Robin Nixon's JavaScript Crash Course: Learn JavaScript in 14 Easy Lessons

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9780956895639: Robin Nixon's JavaScript Crash Course: Learn JavaScript in 14 Easy Lessons

If you know HTML and/or CSS and want to take your skills to the next level, or even if you are a complete web novice, you really need to learn JavaScript. Not only is it the language behind the smooth and dynamic operation of Web 2.0 websites like Facebook, Twitter and Gmail, but in conjunction with HTML5 it's also the standard means Microsoft supports for creating Windows 8 apps - JavaScript is definitely the future for Windows! So, whether you want to simply add a little functionality to your website, such as smooth menus that pop up and down, image transition effects, user-friendly form handling and verification, or anything else that's more than a simple, flat HTML/CSS design, JavaScript is the way to go.

What's more, JavaScript is easy. If you've ever tried to learn it and been put off by a plethora of jargon and technical mumbo-jumbo then you're in for a real treat, because Robin Nixon's Crash Courses have helped tens of thousands of people learn the new skills they need. From the top-selling author of Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, and starting from the ground up with no assumption of prior knowledge, every aspect of JavaScript is explained in this book, in logical order with plenty of simple examples, clear explanations, informative figures, and advice on how best to use the new things you learn.

If you want to learn JavaScript up to a solid intermediate level, this book will teach you all you need to know, without recourse to other books and materials. Plus all the examples are free to download from the companion website, so you won't have to type them in to follow along and try them out for yourself.
This course features the following lectures:

  1. Introduction to JavaScript
  2. Incorporating JavaScript Code Into a Web Page
  3. JavaScript Language Syntax
  4. JavaScript Operators
  5. JavaScript Arrays
  6. Multidimensional Arrays
  7. The JavaScript Array Functions
  8. Controlling Program Flow
  9. Looping Sections of Code
  10. JavaScript Functions
  11. JavaScript Objects
  12. Errors and Expressions
  13. The Document Object Model
  14. Advanced JavaScript
  15. Appendix: 150+ Functions Detailed
Reasons why you will learn all you need from this course:
  • No assumption is made of previous knowledge.
  • Every new concept is explained in logical order.
  • Fully-tested examples are provided throughout.
  • Each lecture features several notes offering extra, handy advice.
  • The examples can all be downloaded free from the companion website.

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From the Author:

This course is based on about 15 years experience of programming in JavaScript and is written using the same easy-to-follow style as my best-selling book, Learning PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. In it I talk to you in plain English, explaining everything you need to know about each feature in a variety of different ways, using lots of example code, screen shots and tables, so that you will learn quickly and easily.

My intention is that you will learn to be a good JavaScript programmer in under 14 hours, by spending one hour or less on each lecture. At one lecture a day you'll become proficient in two weeks. Or if you have a free weekend, then it'll be a couple of days. And that's including starting from the very first principles such as learning what variables and operators are.

I have taught tens of thousands of people to program over the years and the main comment I receive is "You make it seem so easy", so I hope you will agree and this crash course will be all you need to take you to the next level in your web development.

About the Author:

Robin Nixon has been a writer for 30 years, producing in excess of 500 articles for many of the UK's top magazines, and has authored over 15 books. He started his writing career in the Cheshire homes for disabled people, where he was responsible for setting up computer rooms in a number of their residential homes, evaluating and tailoring hardware and software so that disabled people could use the new technology, and writing supporting documentation and articles for a selection of national publications.

After this Robin joined a large magazine publisher, where he held a variety of different editorial positions, before leaving to become a self-employed writer, and later branching out into developing websites (including the world's first licensed Internet radio station). In order to enable people to continue to surf while listening, Robin also developed the first known pop-up windows.

Robin and his family have relocated to the USA twice, once to run a web design company in California, and then again to set up an English Tearoom in Texas. In between times they ran several successful pubs, bed and breakfasts and nightclubs in England. But in recent years Robin has returned to writing, focusing on motivation and personal improvement, while still continuing to produce his popular series of books on computing, many of which have now been translated into multiple languages.

Robin lives on the south-east coast of England (where he writes full time), along with his five children and wife Julie (a trained nurse and university lecturer) - between them they also foster three disabled children.

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