Prototype and Essential Training

with Joe Marini
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Prototype and Essential Training
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In Prototype and Essential Training, Joe Marini introduces the concepts and techniques for using Prototype and, 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 controls such as Autocompleters, Sliders, and Visual Effects
  • Building complex page features like data filtering and image rotators
Developer Web
Ajax Prototype


(swish) - Hi, I'm Joe Marini. And I want to welcome you to Prototype and Essential Training. In this course, I'll show you how to use Prototype and, two free Javascript libraries to create modern, cross browser and highly interactive Web 2.0 applications while dramatically reducing the amount of code that you need to write. In this course, we'll see how Prototype makes it easy to work with webpage content using simple CSS3 expressions. We'll explore how these libraries extend and enhance the Javascript features that you're already familiar with.

We'll look at how Prototype simplifies working with events in a cross browser compatible fashion. And we'll see how Prototype can provide advanced interface features to users of your websites without requiring plugins. And in this course, I'm going to assume that you're already familiar with Javascript development because Prototype is based on Javascript. So if you're new to Javascript programming, you might want to watch the Javascript Essential Training course here on first. Prototype and provide web developers with powerful tools that help you meet the challenge of producing websites that measure up to the demanding expectations of today's web users.

So if you're ready to take your websites to the next level of interactivity and your Javascript coding to the next level of productivity then let's get started usingn Prototype and

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