Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The alert() and confirm() methods

I am continuing on with looking at the older pages on the site and making sure that the information is up to date. In many cases especially with the shorter pages I am trying to also add in more information. With regard to the alert and confirm built in dialogs in JavaScript it is no […]

Monday, January 30th, 2012

New Help Desk

I have now added a new help desk linked from each of my main sites that provides an alternative way for people to ask for help with their computer problems. New Help Desk Note that I didn’t write the code that runs the help desk. It is currently being sold at such a small fraction […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Which DOM to use

There is now only one document object model that you need concern yourself with when it comes to interacting with the HTML from JavaScript. Back when I first wrote about the DOM there were three as two browsers had proprietary versions. I have therefore introduced new material into the top of the Which DOM to […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

How do you add a JavaScript to your page?

How you can attach JavaScript hasn’t changed since I first wrote about it. What has changed though is which of the ways to attach it is best and where in the page to attach it is most appropriate are now completely different than they were back when Netscape 4 was still in use and 3/4 […]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

What is JavaScript?

I have decided to start reviewing the content of a lot of the pages on the site so as to update those that are either outdated or where I think the wording on the page can be improved. Since JavaScript has changed significantly since I first started writing that section back in 2000 I decided […]

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

iPod – The Missing Manual

I don’t have an iPod but my son does and he’s using it almost constantly when he’s at home. So I thought that getting him to review this book for me was both a way to introduce him to writing book reviews and also to be able to provide a review of a book that […]

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Your Favourites

There are thousands of pages on my web site and so obviously some of them are going to be more useful to you than other pages. There may even be a few of the pages that you want to be able to come back to over and over again. To make it easier to return […]

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

HTML Reference

One of the very first sections that I placed on the site back in 2000 was a series of pages containing a reference to all of the tags, attributes, and event handlers that are valid for XHTML 1.0 strict and transitional. Despite the controversy and debate over whether people should use XHTML 1.0 or HTML […]

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Modem Noise

The noises that a dial-up modem makes when you first connect are there for a reason. Modem Noise

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Script for Printing

One request I received was on how to use JavaScript to update a web page to make it suitable for printing. Script for Printing

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Personality Quiz Maker

Here’s another of my quiz scripts now available as a single page of step by step instructions. This one allows for up to eight different “personalities” that the various answers relate to with the person doing the quiz being assigned a “personality” based on which gets the most answers. Personality Quiz Maker

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Multiple Choice Quiz Maker

Over the years I have produced many different quiz scripts using JavaScript. Some of these scripts are now available from my main site including my Multiple Choice Quiz Maker script which now includes step by step instructions all on one page to tell you how to create and install your own quiz.