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How to Design Websites by Alan Pipes

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JavaScript

Many of the effects that make a website more interactive, such as an image changing when your mouse rolls over a menu or pop-up windows, are created using JavaScript. It was originally developed by Brendan Eich of Netscape under the name Mocha, which was later renamed to LiveScript, and is unrelated to the programming language Java, although it was developed to look like Java, albeit easier for non-programmers to work with. JavaScript is a trademark of Sun Microsystems used under licence for technology invented and implemented by Netscape and its replacements such as Mozilla. It is officially now named ECMAScript, ECMA standing for European Computer Manufacturers Association, though the term JavaScript is still preferred by programmers. ...

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