Author: Stuart Langridge
Simon Willison, Technical Editor
SitePoint Pty. Ltd.
Released: May 2005
$40 USD, $56 CND, 28 GBP, 35 Euro
Requirements: A desire to create Dynamic websites and
Strengths: Offers coding examples for Dynamic HTML in a
cross browser friendly environment.
Weaknesses: Some coding could use more explanation.
Technical Editor Simon Willison takes the static out of web design and makes it dynamic.
This is a techy geeky book that requires some previous knowledge on the topic to be able to get
through it. And it requires hands on to walk through the examples. Grab the first 4 chapters
online to see what I mean.
it and want to jump right in and try things.
There are 10 chapters on DHTML technologies, the Document Object Model (DOM), handling
DOM events, detecting browser features, animation (yes!), forms and validation (double yes!!),
advanced concepts and menus, remote scripting, communicating with the server and DOM
If you want the Codes from the Code Archive, you need to buy the book, and get the magic word
asked for at
as a .zip file.
Learn how to make code work nicely (unobtrusively) in many of the most used browsers and a
few famous websites (Google, Flickr, GMail, etc.)
MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8