View Full Version : Where to learn JavaScript

09-02-2008, 01:32 PM
I know HTML and most of PHP and now I want to add to my web programming knowledge and learn JavaScript. I know the structure and some Syntax but where's the best place?

I learn best by doing hands-on.

Thanks for all your recommendations.

Philip M
09-02-2008, 01:41 PM
Google offers many possibilities, including


Try and get hold of a book called "JavaScript in Easy Steps" by Mike McGrath.
Published Computer Step www.ineasysteps.com.
It is an excellent beginner's instruction book, and I am sure will answer all your questions. (Third Edition April 2006 is £10.99 - but available from Amazon and bookshops across the world).

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09-05-2008, 09:40 PM
Check out this book...

The Book of Javascript. 2nd edition. by Thau.

I am a beginer in javascript and have done a lot to my website.:thumbsup:

09-05-2008, 09:44 PM
there's a javascript video tutorial at http://www.lynda.com that didn't put me to sleep. The instructor explains it in a way I can understand. There are a few freebies in each lesson to sample; I also suggest looking around online for a promotional code that will give you a free day.

09-05-2008, 10:00 PM
There's also this online tutorial that's completely free: http://www.javascriptmall.com/learn/

rnd me
09-07-2008, 09:52 AM
i recently learned three new things about javascript by re-reading the specification. (http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-262.htm)