This is the second edition of Dynamic HTML in Action. We conceived the idea for the first edition of this book when we were developing computer applications with early beta versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. At the time, we knew of no resource that demonstrated how the various emerging technologies for the World Wide Web could be used together. The first edition became the resource we wanted. Since that time, we have developed numerous sites for the Web and worked with a variety of browsers, including many versions of both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. Dynamic HTML in Action, Second Edition reflects what we’ve learned.
Developing for the Web requires an understanding of how various browsers behave, as well as knowledge of a range of technologies, including Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), script, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), multimedia, and more. Our intent in this book is to help you to create cross browser content for the Web quickly and effectively.
This book is aimed at those who have at least basic computer knowledge and some familiarity with the World Wide Web and Web browsers. You might be interested in this book if you are
- A novice who is familiar with the Web and eager to begin creating simple HTML documents
- A Web developer looking to expand your knowledge of scripting and DHTML
- An experienced programmer who wants to move into Internet technologies
You do not need programming experience to learn from this book, although it would probably make the scripting topics a bit easier to understand. Knowledge of HTML is helpful, although we will cover some HTML basics in the early chapters.
This book includes numerous code samples, both in the text and on the companion CD-ROM. You can use these samples as models for your own projects or as a source of ideas if you are stuck on a particular problem. You can even copy the samples and use them in your own pages.