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JavaScript: Events

with Ray Villalobos

Video: Introduction

Learn to use JavaScript events to respond to clicks, form input, and touch gestures in your web applications.
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JavaScript: Events
Video Duration: 0s 2h 11m Intermediate


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Learn about the different types of JavaScript events available to use in your applications, including traditional events like mouse, form, and window events, plus events that allow you to manage the DOM and HTML5 events that deal with media. Author Ray Villalobos shows how to propagate and register events during the capturing and bubbling phases, cancel an event or default behavior, and respond to clicks, mouse-overs, right-clicks, following the mouse, and loading images. Plus, Ray demos an audio jukebox project and a drag-and-drop game that shows JavaScript desktop and touch events in action.

Topics include:
  • Understanding event registration and propagation
  • Analyzing event properties
  • Creating and removing DOM elements with events
  • Removing an event
  • Canceling and preventing default events
  • Playing media events
  • Handling media pauses
  • Dragging and dropping
  • Adding touch events
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(MUSIC) Hi there, this is Ray Villalobos and welcome to Javascript: Events. In this course, I'm going to show you how the modern Javascript Event Model works and give you a lot of practical experience dealing with different types of events. I'll start by showing you how events work and how to register them in order to make them available to your applications. I'll discuss the different ways that events can propagate and be registered in the cache ring, as well as in the bubbling phase. Plus, I'll show you how to stop an event from propagating and how to cancel an event or an element's default behavior.

We'll explore how to deal with events through a series of exercises that show you how to deal with clicks, Mouse-overs, right-clicks, following the mouse, plus loading images. Then, we'll examine a couple of complex examples of dealing with events by showing you how to build an audio jukebox as well as a drag and drop game that deals with both desktop and touch events. There's a lot to learn to learn but that's why you're here. So let's get started with JavaScript Events.

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