JavaScript for Web Designers

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    Web designers can improve their skill sets and job prospects by getting comfortable with JavaScript. It's the only scripting language for client-side programming—for doing things that would be impossible with HTML and CSS alone—and is increasingly popular for server-side programming, too. Learn some basic, real-world uses for JavaScript in this course with Joe Chellman. Find out how to write JavaScript in the browser and in a code editor, and then put it straight to use in a store checkout page: manipulating forms and form fields, reading data, checking input for errors, and displaying the results of shipping calculations. Plus, learn how to use JavaScript time and date functions to create features like clocks, and add interactive content through APIs like Bing Maps.


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      Joe Chellman

      Web Developer, Author, and Drummer

      • Joe Chellman is a web designer, author, and trainer on topics such as WordPress, JavaScript, and jQuery.

        He is a web designer in the late 90s sense: a tech generalist who is capable of doing everything a website needs to come to life. Since he began tinkering with the web, he has gone on to build dozens of websites for artists, nonprofits, and small businesses, both independently and in collaboration with other organizations around the United States and occasionally around the world. He speaks at conferences, meetups, and workshops throughout his current hometown of Los Angeles, on topics such as WordPress, Drupal, JavaScript, jQuery, and more. He runs the one-man web studio ShooFly Development and Design, which you can find at .

    Skills covered in this course

  • Web designers need JavaScript

    - Hi, I'm Joe Chellman, and welcome to JavaScript for Web Designers. The web designer's job is to use all of the tools at our disposal to make the best, most engaging and useable websites and apps we can manage. By making JavaScript a key part of our toolboxes, the pallet of experiences we can create online becomes almost limitless. JavaScript is the programming language of the web, and becoming comfortable with it will allow you to do things with your websites that you just couldn't do otherwise. In this course I'll introduce you to the basics of working with JavaScript both in a browser and text editor. I'll also introduce you to some of the terminology you'll need to understand what's going on. Then I'll show you how to use JavaScript to work with a shopping cart, responding to user's choices, checking for errors, and making a calculation. Next we'll look at how to work with time, enhancing an event page with a…

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