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Chapter FRIDAY EVENING. Introducing Java... > What Kinds of Things Can You Do with...

What Kinds of Things Can You Do with JavaScript and JScript?

The relatively simple and straightforward HTML that helped to make the Internet explode upon the scene in the mid-1990s enables you to create Web pages that display static information. Over the years, HTML has lost much of its luster. Markup languages are great for formatting the display of text, but they lack the capability to interact with visitors. People surfing the Internet have come to expect and demand more than a static presentation of data from Web sites. If you want people to visit your Web site, to enjoy themselves, and to return again, then you have to find ways to make it more interesting. One of the best ways to do this is with JavaScript.

JavaScript provides your Web pages with the capability to do many exciting things. The following list provides a preview of what you will learn how to do with JavaScript in this book.


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