There’s a chicken and a frog talking, and the chicken hands the frog a paperback, and says “Buk? Buk, buk, buk, buk buk.” And the frog says “Reddit, reddit, reddit, reddit.”

All this is by way of saying: the Official Book Of The Stylish Scripting Weblog And Its Orchestra And Chorus, DHTML Utopia, is out. Written by me, tech-edited by Simon Willison, the other half of Stylish Scripting (which of us is the scripter and which is the stylish one I shall leave to your imagination), and whipped into the final product by the masterful hands of SitePoint’s Simon Mackie, the book covers everything you need to know about DOM scripting. And there’s a poster too. It was marvellous fun writing it (and I shall be sending a copy off to my grandma, who won’t understand a word but will be chuffed to bits anyway, ha), and we all really hope that it gives people a good platform on which to build the next generation of web applications. Away with those onclick attributes! They have no place in our better world.

Hope you like it, all.

  • cob

    I have already ordered my copy… looking forward to reading it!

  • Congratulations, looking forward to reading it.

  • The book looks interesting; I will get my order in tonight.

  • I have already ordered it.

  • pre-orded it a bit back from oreilly…
    so i had to purchase the poster with the death star separately.

  • Ordered my copy yesterday, just have wait now for the few days it needs to arrive in Australia :)

  • I need to get up to date with the DOM. My other book is rather dated.

    This is the first book I’ve bought from site point- hopefully it is the first of many :)

  • MarkB

    Ordered mine yesterday! Maybe I’ll be able to make sense of DOM now :)

  • SJH

    I’ve been waiting to get back into DOM scripting for a while, what with the hype about Ajax and everything.

    Needless to say, I’ve ordered my copy :)

  • I will get a copy once I get my VISA card :D

  • On the strength of your recommendation in the introduction, I am trying to migrate from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 4.01 Strict. I have run into a problem validating a form in which PHP Sessions plays a role. Have you come across a similar situation and found a solution? The details are in my post at:

  • Just received my copy, and already all over it :) Thanks!

  • giorgio_c

    Got my copy a few days ago and already start to apply the navigation chapter example to my work. Great stuff here.

  • Sitepoint *really* need to update the ‘Want to learn more about DHTML?’ include and spell Simon’s name correctly: Will i son.

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