Here's an excerpt from the front matter on that subject:
You should also have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Again, nothing too advanced, but you should know the basics of putting a web page together.
No turtles. But an iguana did make its way into the text.
Sounds like a plan - I might as well aim a little high, anyway. Best of luck with the book!
chris webster wrote:
Sounds like a plan - I might as well aim a little high, anyway.
The nice thing about the way that book is structured, is that you can aim as high or low as you like by reading successive chapters and stopping when you've had enough.
Part 3 is more advanced, but if you groked everything in part 2, you should be OK.
Part 4 is even more advanced. It's for those that really want to see how some of the esoteric things that libraries like jQuery and Prototype do are done.
You can stop when you think you've reached your personal zenith.
Best of luck with the book!
* The two chapters of Part 1 are just an intro, and a discussion about the state of debugging and testing tools. The only real "meat" is the development of an assert() function that we use throughout the rest of the book.
P.S. If you see this too late to act, if you wait until December 24th or 25th, you can try again. Manning will be running another sale then. I'll post the codes as the time approaches. (Or you can probably figure them out on your own if you look carefully at the code for today.)
I cannot for the life of me find a place to properly submit errata for this book (which I'm thoroughly enjoying by the way!).
So I believe that page 161 has an error in the regex.
(parseFloat(filter.match(/opacity=([^)]+/)) / 100) + "" :
The closing parans for the capture group should be inside the closing regex literal forward slash. For example, I've isolated just the pertinent part and in chrome console: