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    Best place to learn Javascript?

    Any tips anyone.. because I'm new to web design i know HTML well the basics

    is javascript.com any good?

    Cheers for help

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    Hi.
    You might want to have a look at this Sitepoint thread, where Ruchir made a list of Javascript resources:
    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...752#post563752

    Hope this helps you.
    Good Luck!
    cla313

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    The best place to learn javascript is by reading the source of other people's pages! Granted, books and websites will help you out a lot, but once you get past the basics of learning javascript syntax they can't help you out too much. Whenever I see something on a page that catches my eye I view the source code to try and figure out how they did it. While I don't advocate ripping a script out verbatim from one site and using it on your own (unless they're both your sites ), you can learn a lot of good concepts through this method and you will be better prepared when your boss comes up to you and asks for some crazy DHTML effects or ridiculously tight client-side form validation.

    Another thing to keep in mind, and I'm sure you've seen this from experience: Just because it can be done does not mean that it should be done. This holds true for flash, DHTML, JavaScript, ASP, image effects, anything really. Nothing's inherently good or bad until it is used that way (well okay, maybe frames are ).

    Anyway, back to the topic at hand, links:

    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/
    http://javascript.internet.com/
    http://www.hotscripts.com/
    http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp

    And of course, the sitepoint search:
    http://www.sitepointforums.com/search.php?s=

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    I learnt from an excellent set of primers (30 in total) on the HTMLGoodies website, very well written for the beginner:

    http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/jsp/

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    You might also check out webmonkey.com's tutorial. This is an intro to js, they also have an advanced tutorial. I keep going back to it.

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    The fastest way in my opinion is to quickly look over the basic syntax of JavaScript, then start studying actual source codes to learn specific tasks using JavaScript. Most books do not do the later very well.


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