DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM by Stuart contributes to Stylish Scripting: SitePoint’s DHTML and CSS Blog. About The. Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM. HTML Source Review. Now that using nice, valid HTML and CSS for layout have been well and truly cracked. I remember the first time I saw an image rollover on a web site, and being blown away by the sheer coolness of such a thing. Of course I.

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DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript and DOM

Next, we dig out the image. This site demonstrates CSS issues in various browsers and explains how to work around them.

A good JavaScript development environment makes working with JavaScript far easier than it would otherwise be. We add the browser detection script to the code just before we call addEvent to set up our window load listener:. Take this HTML snippet, for example:.

This is a slightly suspect technique: The top-left corner of the big image should be in the top-left corner of the viewing area: The techniques we have explored in this chapter are at their most powerful when we combine the dynamic capabilities of DHTML with the page styling of CSS. If elements are improperly nested, problems arise. This method clones all attributes of the node and all its child nodes, including IDs, and IDs must be unique within your document.

Each element has a different set of attributes that can be changed: The keypress event is usig i. Take the following line:. This idea may seem back-to-front initially.

DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript and DOM

In Internet Explorer where there is a global window. We can, for example, find the name of the browser the “user agent string” as follows:. Feature sniffing can be used on any JavaScript object: This procedure do for all the ways by which we might attach an event listener, using feature sniffing to see which option is available.


Note that we use the String. Trees of nodes turn up a lot in computing, because, among other things, they have a very useful property: This moderj the crucial line that sets everything up.

Badly implemented standards are a bigger problem. For a document thumbnail such as this, we can use the cursor to move around the document within the viewing area, so that we can read the content and see if it’s the document we want.

It might look something like this:. Another feature-sniff gives us the appropriate value:. We can, for example, attach one single function as an event listener for click events to every link in our page. A given event source can be relevant to more than one event javascripf.

Changing the text in a page is slightly more complex than changing an attribute; to alter text, you need to understand the concept of uttopia nodes. JavaScript is a simple but powerful programming language.

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If it does, then it and its corresponding window. Similarly, if your list contains items with which comments are associated, maybe it should be marked up as a definition list:. If the background image were tiled the defaultadditional copies of the image would be visible at this bottom-right corner — a very odd result. The precise properties that are available will depend on the type of event in question, but the most useful properties are listed in Table 3.

If, before setting up the event listeners, you check that the browser supplies all the DOM features required by the code, javascriot listeners will not be set up for browsers that do not support those features. As a result, event listeners will only be assigned once the document has finished loading, and all elements are available. This process is known as recursionand is defined as the use of a function that calls itself.

Therefore, they will not run the code enclosed by the if statement; nor will they display an error. Consider this HTML snippet:. When we mouse-over a thumbnail image, though, the display of that thumbnail changes to show the actual image to which it’s linked, as we in Figure 4. A subtle change that we made in the above code was to give the aKeyWasPressed function an argument, e.


Both major browser manufacturers implemented the DOM Level 1 specification: This is the code from the full listing above that is supposed to do this:.

This isn’t a good approach to use. There is simply no one book that looks at each of the client and server technologies to create a website template engine to use over and over. We can do the same thing with the Yahoo! Take some example figures: Similarly, a browser that implements the DOM completely and without bugs would make life very easy. We’ll review javascrippt code first, then see a demonstration before we get to the explanation. So always use this, at least until the data property is widespread in about !

The method takes three arguments: Each child is the same type of thing as the parent and can therefore be handled in the same way. The second function makes sure that the first is connected to the right HTML tag.

Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM

As it turns out, this event has no default action. Then, if that checkbox is checked, we open the link in a new window:.

In such cases, the browser gets it wrong.

This marches up the tree from the element supplied in the first argument to find the first enclosing tag ising name matches the second argument.