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    General Question: When you think of...

    I am working on a project about JavaScript and I am trying to answer the following question:

    When you think of JavaScript, what do you picture in your mind?

    I think on menus and slide shows....I am wondering what you think of....

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    I'd add "forms" and "image swaps" to that list.
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    i'd also add cookies, and then 'cause i tend to be negative, mouse trails, pop ups, and animated status bar text.
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    I think of "WYSIWYG editing of textareas", because that's what gets demanded most in my job. Apart from that, "form validation" and "form enhancements" like sliders, date/color pickers etc. do pop up on the thought of JavaScript as well.
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    Sadly, I have to agree with Joh6nn here. Mostly think of what I would categorise as junk.

    However, since I changed over to moz, I've seen less and less junk and more and more nicely done JavaScript, so I'd say that it's on the way of changing - it goes more towards making public pages that would be perfectly accessible without script entirely ie5w dependent. (There's quite a few things here in Sweden that are limited thus, the pension system and the university admission system just to mention those that doesn't even work in ie6w.)
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    I think of...

    I think of banner ads and dynamic web pages. JavaScript can create amazing web pages.
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    excluding the minimalists i can't think of a single decent site without at least some javascript.

    for me it brings to mind motion - not cheesy animated gifs, or flashing banners, but thoughtfully rendered and subtly articulated motion. this kind of javascript is able to achieve the opposite of what it's become infamous for; instead of drawing attention to itself by text blinking yellow and pink, a designer is able to more readily direct the users attention and the page's focus with movement that appears, at least, to reflect physical law - our perception is conditioned to expect certain motive behaviors. transitioning a page, or a page's content, with law-abiding motion is less distracting than having the old vanish and the new appear instantly (as is the case with any page that doesn't use script).

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    When I think of javascript, I think "movement", I think "interaction with the user" and I think "making a page just that much more interesting (look-wise)".
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