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    although i know that sitepoint has links to javascript tutorial sites, i was wondering if anyone could recommend one that they had actually used, one which simply and easily covers basic scripting. more advanced scripting is not on my calendar right now.
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    Hi,

    http://www.htmlgoodies.com -- the javascript primer link. It's some 30 pages of amusingly written, simple-to-follow, basic javascript. The only online javascript tutorial I ever used. (not that some people wouldn't say I need more

    Also, you might consider downloading sites (file-save) and modifying the code -- you can learn a lot by looking at other people's code.

    Of course there is my site. But it's not really set up as a learn from scratch site. It's more of a if-you-can-think, here's-what-you-can-do site. Each script comes with full explanation & some comments.

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    thanks vincent, i'll have a look at all those site suggestions.

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    Check out my tutorial series "JavaScript 101" at Sausage Island.

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    I've been trying to learn javascript for a while, and the one at html goodies is the only one ive been able to understand the whole time. Extremely well written and easy to follow.

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    tedleonard,

    My tutorial (linked above) is designed to satisfy those criteria as well. If you've had trouble following it, I'd appreciate any questions or constructive criticism you may have. :-)


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    Hi Kevin,

    Pls take this as constructive

    Just checked out "101" -- not bad at all -- and I'm not talking about the design, layout, etc, which I consider to be even better. (Hell, it's a thousand times prettier than mine.)

    However, my feeling is goodies is still the way to go for pure newbies (and I'm thinking specifically of the aol'er-types who need extreme handholding)

    Case in point: your part 1. Half of the surfers I've run across would flip at seeing src="*.js" within an introductory tutorial. They have enough trouble wondering whether or not to put script tags around every function (something I've seen) in the head section.

    Also, I suspect some of the language may be a bit too complicated and/or formal for some (I used to teach remedial English at a community college -- average reading level was 6th grade for my students, and they are on the net.)

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    Thanks for the pointers, Vinny! They are much appreciated.


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