500 Harris Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2138

You’ve written a few scripts, played with some of the libraries, and even wrapped your head around the whole Ajax thing, but you can’t help feeling there’s so much more to JavaScript. In this one day workshop, DOM Scripting guru Aaron Gustafson will walk you through the current best practices in JavaScript development.

Using clear examples, Aaron will demonstrate the benefits of progressive enhancement and unobtrusive scripting techniques. During a portion of the workshop, Aaron will also offer his one-on-one mentoring skills to help you tackle a hands-on JavaScript challenge. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a solid understanding of modern JavaScript development and the methodologies to tackle just about any DOM scripting challenge.

Who is this workshop for?

To get the most out of this workshop you need a decent familiarity with JavaScript (i.e. you’ve written some scripts, know what an object is, etc.) and web standards. An interest in accessibility and user interface is recommended, but most of all you need to be ready and eager to learn.

You should also bring a laptop with your favorite text editor installed and a willingness to work with other attendees on a group project.

What are the learning outcomes?

After this very full day you will be able to
* break complex interactions down into discrete actions
* identify obtrusive scripting and right its many wrongs
* reduce your scripts’ markup dependencies
* create scripted interactions which layer perfectly on top of traditional ones
* build scripts which enable themselves and their associated styles only when they run properly
* leverage available JavaScript libraries to improve your development speed

Cost: AUS$395

Official Website: http://www.webdirections.org/program/workshops/#gustafson

Added by aarongustafson on May 22, 2007