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JavaScript Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Kirupa Chinnathambi

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1. Hello, World!

In This Chapter

Learn why JavaScript is awesome

Get your feet wet by creating a simple example

Preview what to expect in subsequent chapters

HTML is all about displaying things. CSS is all about making things look good. Between the both of them, you can create some pretty nifty-looking stuff like the examples you see on CSS Zen Garden (csszengarden.com). Figure 1.1 shows one such example.

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FIGURE 1.1 The CSS Zen Garden home page highlighting one layout designed entirely using only CSS.

Despite how nifty sites built using only CSS and HTML look, they will be pretty static. They don’t adapt or react to what you are doing. ...

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