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This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Part I: Getting Started

1. Understanding JavaScript
2. Creating a Simple Script
3. How JavaScript Programs Work

Part II: Learning JavaScript Basics

4. Using Functions and Variables
5. Using Strings and Arrays
6. Testing and Comparing Values
7. Repeating Yourself: Using Loops
8. Using Math and Date Functions

Part III: The Document Object Model (DOM)

9. Working with the Document Object Model
10. Responding to Events
11. Using Windows and Frames
12. Getting Data with Forms
13. Using Graphics and Animation

Part IV: Moving on to Advanced JavaScript Features

14. Creating Cross-Browser Scripts
15. Creating Custom Objects
16. Working with Sounds and Plug-Ins
17. Debugging JavaScript Applications

Part V: Working with Dynamic HTML (DHTML)

18. Working with Style Sheets
19. Using Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
20. Using Advanced DOM Features

Part VI: Putting It All Together

21. Improving a Web Page with JavaScript
22. Creating a JavaScript Game
23. Creating DHTML Applications
24. JavaScript Tips and Tricks

Web design and curriculum: David L. Heiserman

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Most recent revision: March 20, 2014