JavaScript Basics in Dreamweaver MX Support

If you want to present anything more than static images and text on your Web page, you will need to script it. Scripting allows you to add code to tell the Web page when to perform an action in reaction to an event. With scripts, you have the power to sense events that happen on the screen, such as the mouse pointer passing over a graphic, and then have the Web page perform a particular action (or reaction really), for example, change the graphic just rolled over.

 

In this tutorial, Jason shows you how to add JavaScript to your page using Dreamweaver MX or MS 2004 using the <script> container; how to ensure that users without JavaScript can see content with the <noscript> container, and also how to link to external .js files using DMX and MX 2004

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Jason Cranford Teague

Jason Cranford TeagueJason Cranford Teague has been working in digital media design since 1994. Over the years, his clients have included Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Virgin, CNN, Kodak, Siemens, The European Space Agency, and WebMD. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he spent a very cold year getting his M.S. in Technical Communication, Jason is regularly asked to speak at conferences about design for Web, print, and video. An internationally recognized writer and columnist, Jason is the author of numerous books and articles including the best selling DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web (Peachpit Press), Final Cut Express Solutions (Sybex), Dreamweaver MX Magic (New Riders), and Photoshop CS at Your Fingertips (Sybex). In addition, he has written for the Apple Developers Connection, Computer Arts Magazine, Macworld Magazine, and The Independent Newspaper as well as appearing on TechTV's “The Screen Savers.” Jason is currently running Bright Eye Media (www.brighteyemedia.com), which specializes in Web sites for education and entertainment.

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