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Introduction to JavaScript Course

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About the Course

This 2 day course introduces JavaScript, including how to write JavaScript, programming principles, working with numbers and arithmetic, string operations and Boolean calculations. Other topics include form validation and form calculators. Practical projects are designed to give students hands-on confidence, and include creating a game, a slide show and jump menus.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who want to extend their web development skills beyond HTML and want to enhance the user interface on the website. The core skills taught in this course can also be applied to variety of other applications which require JavaScript.

Prerequisites

Although there are no prerequisites for attending this course; we recommend that participants have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to get the best out of this course and to better contextualise the learning.

Course Details

  • $990 incl GST
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Beginner
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    18 - 19 Nov 21 Thu - Fri Online Live
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

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    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Introduction

  • The Origins of JavaScript
  • The Document Object Model
  • Understanding the Browser

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Unit 2: JavaScript Syntax

  • Statements
  • Comments
  • Variables
  • Data Types
  • Arrays
  • Objects
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Conditional Statements
  • Comparison Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • Looping Statements
  • The While Loop
  • The For Loop
  • Functions
  • Objects

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Unit 3: The Document Object Model

  • Understanding Document
  • Understanding Object
  • Understanding Model
  • Understanding Nodes
  • Element Nodes
  • Text Nodes
  • Attribute Nodes
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Getting Elements
  • Understanding Attributes
  • getAttribute
  • setAttribute

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Unit 4: Project - A JavaScript Image Gallery

  • The Markup
  • A DOM Diversion
  • Finishing the Function
  • Applying the JavaScript
  • Event Handlers
  • Expanding the Functions
  • Introducing childNodes
  • Introducing the nodeType Property
  • Adding a Description with JavaScript
  • Introducing nodeValue Property
  • Introducing firstChild and lastChild
  • Using nodeValue to Update the Description

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Unit 5: Best Practice

  • The JavaScript - Pseudo Protocol
  • Inline Event Handler
  • Separation of Structure and Style
  • Progressive Enhancement
  • Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Backward Compatibility
  • Object Detection
  • Browser Sniffing
  • Performance Considerations
  • Minimising DOM Access and Markup
  • Assembling and Placing Scripts
  • Minification

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Unit 6: Project - The Image Gallery Revisited

  • A Quick Recap
  • Checking if JavaScript is Unobtrusive
  • Adding the Event Handlers
  • Sharing the Load
  • Fine-Tuning
  • Keyboard Access
  • Sharing Hooks with CSS
  • DOM Core and HTML-DOM

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Unit 7: Creating Markup on the Fly

  • Understanding Old-School Methods
  • document.write
  • innerHTML
  • Understanding DOM Methods
  • createElement
  • appendChild
  • createTextNode
  • Inserting a new Element Before an Existing One
  • Inserting a New Element After an Existing One

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Unit 8: Enhancing Content

  • Making the Invisible Visible
  • Working with the Content
  • The Markup - HTML
  • The CSS
  • The JavaScript
  • Displaying Abbreviations
  • Writing the displayAbbreviations Function
  • Displaying Citations
  • Writing the displayCitations Function
  • Displaying Access Keys
  • Retrieving and Attaching Information

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Unit 9: CSS-DOM

  • Structure
  • Presentation
  • Behaviour
  • Seperation
  • Understanding the Style Property
  • Getting Styles
  • Setting Styles
  • Knowing When to Use DOM Styling
  • Styling Elements in a Node Tree
  • Repetitive Styling
  • Responding to Events
  • Understanding className
  • Abstracting a Function

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Unit 10: An Animated Slideshow

  • Understanding Animation Basics
  • Position
  • Time
  • Incremental Movement
  • Abstraction
  • Working with Practical Animation
  • The Situation
  • The Solution
  • Adding CSS
  • Adding JavaScript
  • The Scope
  • Refining the Animation
  • Adding a Safety Check
  • Generating Markup

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Unit 11: Putting it All Together

  • Raw Materials
  • Site Structure
  • Page Structure
  • CSS: Colour
  • CSS: Layout
  • CSS: Typography
  • Javascript Page: Highlighting
  • Javascript: Slideshow
  • Javascript Internal: Navigation
  • Javascript: Image Gallery
  • Javascript: Table Enhancements
  • Javascript: Form Enhancements
  • Javascript: Minification

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Training Packages

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Justin W [ 18 October, 2021 ]
John made the course very enjoyable and he really helped me gather a good understanding of java script considering i had 0 knowledge to begin with. Definitely would recommend him for any of these courses.
(5.00 out of 5) Michelle E [ 18 October, 2021 ]
John Ryan is an excellent trainer. He explained the concepts at a good pace and shared his real world experience. I also found that he was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable to ask questions. This was a most enjoyable training session.
(5.00 out of 5) Ben S [ 25 August, 2021 ]
Mark is very educated in all aspects to do with this course as well as other information that compliments the course as well. Mark was very pleasant and made it easy to understand the topic and tasks.
(5.00 out of 5) Samantha G [ 25 August, 2021 ]
Excellent course. Covered a lot of concepts and activities. The instructor was brilliant - very engaging and explained everything in detail.

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