Prototype and script.aculo.us Essential Training

with Joe Marini
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Prototype and script.aculo.us Essential Training
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In Prototype and script.aculo.us Essential Training, Joe Marini introduces the concepts and techniques for using Prototype and script.aculo.us, two of the most popular open-source JavaScript libraries for building cross-browser, highly interactive, and visually appealing web sites. This course also covers installing each of the libraries and explaining their unique purposes, using simple CSS3 expressions to manipulate web content, working with events in a cross-browser way, and enhancing a real-world web site example to show different ways that the libraries can be used. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Retrieving and manipulating web page elements
  • Extending JavaScript objects, strings, numbers and more
  • 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
Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
Ajax Prototype
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Welcome

Hi, I am Joe Marini and I want to welcome you to Prototype and script.aculo.us Essential Training. In this course, I will show you how to use Prototype and script.aculo.us, two free JavaScript libraries to create modern, cross-browser and highly interactive web tool applications, while dramatically reducing the amount of code that you need to write. In this course, we will see how Prototype makes it easy to work with web page content using simple CSS3 expressions. We will explore how these libraries extend and enhance the JavaScript features that you are already familiar with. We will look how Prototype simplifies working with events in a cross browser compatible fashion and we will see how Prototype can provide advanced interface features to users of your web sites without requiring plug-ins.

In this course, I am going to assume that you are already familiar with JavaScript development, because Prototype is based on JavaScript. So if you are new to JavaScript programming, you might want to watch the JavaScript Essential Training course here on lynda.com first. Prototype and script.aculo.us provide web developers with powerful tools that help you meet the challenge of producing web sites that measure up to the demanding expectations of today's web users. So if you are ready to take your web sites to the next level of interactivity and your JavaScript coding to the next level of productivity, then let's get started using Prototype and script.aculo.us.

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