Tuesday, July 18, 2006

D Is For DOM and d.Construct

Inspired by Christian Heilmann's presentation on DOM Scripting last week (he made JavaScript sound fun, for heavens' sake!), I thought I would try and get my head round the concept. I'm much more familiar with CSS and tend to cower in the corner at the thought of writing any Javascript. So I thought I would buy a book. Well, I actually went into Borders looking for a newbie's guide to PHP but came out with Jeremy Keith''s DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model (Friends of ED). How did that happen?

Talking of Jeremy and his friends at Clear:left, I have bought my ticket for the 2006 d.Construct meeting in Brighton on 8th September. It promises to be a good event, and I thought I might make a weekend of it and see a bit of Brighton while I'm at it (or is that just so I can recover from the post-con hangover??).

4 comments:

Roger Kondrat said...

Hi Caz,

FYI. Loving the work you are doing on your site.

Also its funny you mention d.construct because I was just looking into going just a couple weeks ago but got distracted.

Maybe you should fill me in on your plans and if I go we could meet up.

Cheers,
Roger

Caz Mockett said...

Hi Roger,

I believe that they sold all the tickets within 36 hours - so a bad time to get distracted ;-)

Nevertheless, I will be doing writeups of the various sessions, so you can "read all about it" even if you can't be there.

Of course, if you want to hang out in Brighton at the same time, I'm sure we can bump into each other :-D

Chris Heilmann said...

Glad my talk made you buy other people's books :-)

Seriously though, for a CSS designer trying to make their first steps into JS, Jeremy's book is a great start.

Caz Mockett said...

Chris, yours is going to be next, honest! :-D

I've finished reading Jeremy's now, and have got half way through Andy Budd's CCS Mastery, so I'll be looking for something else to digest soon.

Jeremy's book is very helpful, but doesn't say much about Ajax, and I know yours goes into more detail on that.