Author: Jeremy Keith & Jeffrey Sambells
Publisher: Friends of Ed, 2011
Aimed at: Casual programmers
Pros: Practical hand-on approach
Cons: Not object-oriented
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot
The next chapter is about enhancing content and again it repeats the progressive enhancement/ graceful degradation approach and these ideas are used in the next chapter to create an animated slideshow.
This is more or less where the core of the book ends. We next have a grafted on chapter about HTML5 - canvas and the audio/video tags. Then a rounding out chapter called putting it all together which introduces the form at quite a late stage.
Finally we have some appendices - the first on DOM Scripting libraries which of course is the correct way to go if you want to write DOM scripts. So after 12 chapters of finding out how to do it the hard way you are introduced to the easy way - if that is you do read the appendix.
This book provides a very old school approach to programming the DOM using a non-objected oriented approach. As such it will suit a reader who really doesn't want to learn to program but just create a few improvements to a web page.