More Goodies for HTML Programming with Javascript For Dummies

During the last few weeks I’ve mentioned some of the extras you can get for HTML5 Programming with JavaScript For Dummies. There are even more goodies and you can access them through the Extras page. All new Dummies books will likely include this special page where you can obtain access to the Cheat Sheet and a number of other items that will vary by book. Of course, I’ve already told you about the article on using tooltips to make your pages more accessible.

While I wrote this book, I tried to avoid too many specific references to particular products. My goal was to provide a book that anyone could use on the Mac, Linux, or Windows platforms without modification. The examples were designed to work with just about any major browser; although, I did focus on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer during testing. Even though I did follow these guideline rigorously while writing, I also used some specific tools to write my code. You can read about one of these tools in the article entitled, How to Create a New JavaScript File in Komodo Edit. Make sure you let me know whether you’d like to see more articles on this exciting editor. I’ll post them along with the other blog posts for this book.

If you have already performed some programming with JavaScript, you know that the prototype can be particularly difficult to understand. In fact, while researching this book, I noted an inordinate number of questions about this particular JavaScript element. The book does address the prototype property to some degree, but you may want a little more information. I provide it as part of the article entitled, How to Use the JavaScript Prototype Property.

Some developers make working with CSS mysterious and difficult. Fortunately, there is a way to make things simple. No, you won’t use every feature that CSS has to offer using my technique, but you’ll get an excellent start on organizing information on your site. The article entitled, How to Create Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Simply and Easily, describes this technique in detail.

A final article for the Extras page considers the idea that many people learn by viewing what other people have done. Mimicking the actions of others is an excellent way to learn. That’s why I created Ten Really Cool Sites You Can Emulate. This is a simple list of ten sites you can use to learn by seeing what other people have done for their sites. I chose each site in the list for a specific reason and the article tells you why.

The Extras page is a good way to discover whether you’ll like my book and whether my style of writing suits your needs. I encourage you to check out the Extras page, along with the extensive list of blog posts you find here. Of course, I’m always happy to answer your questions. If you find that you need additional information before buying my book or after you start reading it, please be sure to contact me at [email protected].