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JavaScript, ECMAScript, AJAX

Within the JavaScript, ECMAScript section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, scripts, and more related to JavaScript, ECMAScript, and AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML or Asynchronous JavaScript using XMLHttpRequest). You'll also find a listing of recommended books on JavaScript, ECMAScript, DOM, and AJAX.

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ECMAScript Language Specifications, Articles, and Tutorials

ECMAScript Language Specifications

ECMAScript Documentation, Support References

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ECMAScript Articles and Tutorials

ECMAScript Interpreters

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JavaScript Tutorials, Scripts, and Cross-Browser Issues

In addition to the JavaScript tutorials and scripts categorized below, see also Web Resources JavaScript Tutorials JavaScript and Accessibility here at WebsiteTips.com.

JavaScript Tutorials

Image Replacement Techniques Using JavaScript

See also Typography Articles, Tutorials on Image Replacement Techniques for many more that include JavaScript, along with CSS, PHP, Flash, or a combination of these.

Mouse Rollovers, Mouseovers Using JavaScript

Windows, Frames, and Popups and JavaScript

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JavaScript Scripts

Browser Sniffer Scripts

JavaScript browser sniffing is no longer the method of choice for Web site development. Below is information about the pros and cons. If you do need to do sniffing at this point, consider sniffing for DOM support.

See also PHP Tutorials Other PHP Tutorials for more on browser sniffing.

Mouseover, Rollover JavaScript Scripts

Navigation Drop-Down Menu JavaScript Scripts

Style Sheet Switcher Scripts with JavaScript

Collections of JavaScript Scripts

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Cross-Browser, Cross-Platform JavaScript Issues

While JavaScript continues to be better supported with each new browser version, you'll still find support issues and differences among browsers and platforms. Below are some resources to help you.

See also the JavaScript Discussion Lists and Online Forums section below for more help on JavaScript issues.

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AJAX Tutorials

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Discussion Lists, Online Forums, and Newsgroups on JavaScript, ECMAScript

Discussion Lists on JavaScript, ECMAScript

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Online Forums on JavaScript, ECMAScript

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Newsgroups on JavaScript, ECMAScript

See also Discussion Lists, Online Forums, and Newsgroups for links to more on Web design and development topics.

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Sites or Sections of Sites Devoted to JavaScript, ECMAScript

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Other JavaScript, ECMAScript, AJAX Links Resources

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Recommended Books on JavaScript, ECMAScript, AJAX

  •  Cover - JavaScript and Ajax for the Web, Sixth Edition (Visual QuickStart Guide), by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith. Published by Peachpit Press (August 28, 2006). 
  •  Cover - Professional Ajax (Programmer to Programmer) by Nicholas C. Zakas, Jeremy McPeak, Joe Fawcett 
  • Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax, by Christian Heilmann
  •  Cover - JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, by David Flanagan. Published by O\'Reilly, August 2006. 
  •  Cover - DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model, by Jeremy Keith. Published by friends of ED (September 20, 2005) 
  •  DHTML Utopia Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM. By Stuart Langridge. SitePoint (June 1, 2005) - amazon.com info 

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