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Want to learn Javascript - any tips??

Discussion in 'HTML & JavaScript' started by GiorgioB, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Hi guysso basically I want to learn Javascript cos I want to be able to customize my website designs, and I want to be able to add dynamic stuff to them like banner slideshows, etc.. Now, does anyone have any tips on where to start with JS? I have read that it is better to know some html and css before learning it,.. i know html, the basics at least but know nothing about css. is that OK?Also, I want to (urgently) learn how to add a rotating banner slideshow on a website.. if anyone can assist me please feel free to PM me or help me out here, I would really appreciate it. For now I've got something like this
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    Rotating Banners[IMG]http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/images/banner1.gif[/IMG]
    (seems code is not working... ?)

    Is anything wrong with it? Do I just put my URL after the 'html xmlns' and my banner names after 'new Array'?
     
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    Rumborak Junior Member

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    upl8t Regular Member

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    builder Junior Member

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    Tizag dot com is also a very good place.
     
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    Bloghat Regular Member

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    dannym954 Regular Member

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    w3schools is probably your best bet, but don't go into it without first learning at least basic html and css. Css is typically very easy to pick up and you will need it to make any sort of pretty banner or slideshow anyway even if you are using javascript it will still need to be styled with CSS.
     
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    Blackberry_11 Regular Member

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    "dynamicdrives" just write it in Google search box and see the magic ,
    think this site can help you .
     
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  8. YouFeelMeDawg?

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    Well I mean it depends what you want to do. See in javascript there are so many freaking frameworks, libraries,components, UI scripts etc.

    Like backbone.js,node.js,jquery,ext js

    Everyone is coding with one of those , so technically is like plain javascript isn't what people are coding on, is more like coding more on top of these frameworks. Just look how many use jquery in their javascript code.

    You can start by reading this.
    http://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-providers-really-take-anonymity-seriously-111007/
     
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  9. xtr3m

    xtr3m Newbie

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    Do you know how to code/script otherwise? If you're really a beginner then Codecademy is great and fun place to start.
     
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    chocoholic Newbie

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    i agree that you should know some basic html and css first before delving into javascript... especially since you said you want to use javascript to customize your web design
     
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    trance92071 Senior Member

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    Lynda.com has some fantastic video tutorials that also include project files so you can work along with he course. I think honestly they are one of the best video courses you can watch on the internet. One you should really give focus to in JavaScript Fundamentals and also jQuery Essential Training. But, before you dive into any of those make sure you have general HTML knowledge and it would help if you had some experience in coding/editing existing scripting.
     
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    Start with basics, from w3schools. Get your syntax right, before trying anything funky. Although PHP may have some similarities as JavaScript, they're significantly different.
     
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  13. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Thanks for all the tips, i'll look into all that.
     
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    Do you have any programming experience? If not then I recommend you start with python. As it is the least syntactical language.
     
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    $(#response).val('bullshit',function(){

    I think javascript is a good entry for what he plans to do, if you know and understand one language, you can easy learn new ones from that point.

    });
     
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  16. bryanmoneey

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    Search for lynda javascript essentials on torrent sites. You can learn :)