Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding Prototype's element class, part of Prototype and script.aculo.us Essential Training.
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Any amount of CS5 development involves some kind of DOM processing, whether it…is navigating the hierarchy of the document content or whether it's creating or…retrieving or manipulating the elements in the document, or whether you're just…tweaking properties like CSS styles or attributes on nodes, DOM processing is…one of the central parts of modern web development, and Prototype makes this…process a lot easier.…
It does this three ways.…First, Prototype extends the browser's built-in Element class.…So, when you get elements back from the DOM, they are automatically extended…
- Retrieving and manipulating web page elements
- Handling web page events and creating custom events
- Traversing the DOM
- Creating and handling AJAX requests
- Using script.aculo.us controls such as Autocompleters, Sliders, and Visual Effects
- Building complex page features like data filtering and image rotators
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Prototype
Introducing Prototype4m 59s
2. Retrieving Page Content
4. Working with Collections
5. Using Prototype's DOM Features
6. Working with Events
7. Prototype and AJAX
8. script.aculo.us and Prototype UI
9. Putting It All Together
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