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tgarg
Feb 14th, 2011, 04:57 AM
Hi guys I'm new to the forums here. I want to learn how to use Javascript and AJAX along with jquery or prototype to develop a dynamic website.

For example, I like how www.dropbox.com works. Everything has a transition, and you can drag and drop things around which is what I like.

Ultimately I hope to be able to develop a dynamic website with social networking elements.

I know my goals are lofty, but where should I get started and what should I learn. I have some cursory programming experience with visual basic, fortran and html. Any particular books that would help me learn. Ideally a book would have some programming "challenges" or small projects that would give me some experience.

Thanks

Philip M
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:54 AM
http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2010/03/top-10-best-javascript-books-that-beginners-should-read.html

Your aims are indeed lofty, and I think that you should be aware that Rome was not built in a day! People who develop dynamic websites usually have quite a few years of experience under their belts. :)