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    need cross-browser training

    My boss has requested that I find a javascript/DHTML instructor-lead training class that addresses cross-browser (and cross-version) compatibility issues. I have found a few but most of the ones I've found seem pretty limited, some don't address beyond IE and NS 4.*.

    Can anyone recommend a good class in the continental US?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I don't think you'll find any courses on the topic per se. Most people who are any good at recent cross-browser scripting have done so via trial and error, or by using the Web as their reference guide.

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    Vinnie's right. You'll learn more by hanging out in dhtml forums (like the SitePoint Javascript Forum!) than you ever would from a 'class' (if you can find a 'real' class)

    Print this and give it to your boss:


    Mike Foster's DHTML Class

    1. keep it fun

    2. choose a small project

    3. have all language/object-model references handy

    4. work on it 'on your own', and from scratch

    5. ask questions at forums when you get stumped

    6. thank everyone at the forums

    7. keep it fun

    8. goto step 1

    Repeat until you're the one giving people this type of advice


    Ok, shutup Mike, back to work...

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    I'll take mine raw silver trophy MikeFoster's Avatar
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    browni, I hope I didn't run you off. I was just joking around

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    Not a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFoster
    browni, I hope I didn't run you off. I was just joking around
    No. you didn't run me off, but I can't take that answer to my boss if there is any alternative. Of course I could learn the stuff slowly by playing and asking questions on the forums, but time is an issue and he needs me to get up and running ASAP, and that approach takes just a tad longer than he is expecting. It's kinda hard to quantify on time estimates.

    browni.

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    1) Forget courses...as suggested.

    2) Buy this.
    3) Buy this.

    4) Read.

    5) Impress boss.
    ::: certified wild guess :::

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    Thanks for the references. They look great.

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    there are techniques you can use to writing "cross-browser scripts" in javascript that come in hand.,... i think it was DevEdge that had an article on this where they went through different methods of crossbrowser scripting... mainly using var objects to replace browser differences....


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