Fundamentals of
JavaScript

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About this Course

This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Helpful References

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DOM Quick Reference

 

Lesson 2. Creating a Simple Script

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • The software tools you will need to create and test scripts
  • Beginning and ending scripts
  • Formatting JavaScript statements
  • How a script can display a result
  • Including a script within a Web document
  • Testing a script using Netscape
  • Modifying a script
  • Dealing with errors in scripts
  • Hiding scripts from older browsers

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

 

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  2. Review the lesson Summary.
  3. Test your understanding with the following items:
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