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Part: IV Incorporating Multimedia and An... > Understanding DHTML and the Timeline

Chapter 17. Understanding DHTML and the Timeline

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As you know, HTML presents data within a browser window in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and colors, and provides extra features such as forms, hyperlinks, and the ability to work with images. But most computer programming languages have more functionality than HTML does. They have a powerful range of commands and can produce far more spectacular effects than HTML can alone. One such language is JavaScript. JavaScript was developed with the Internet in mind. As you saw in Chapter 10, “Using Dreamweaver Behaviors,” JavaScript affords us the ability to create pop-up messages, calculate values based on user input, create images that change color when the user's cursor rolls over them, and more. Beyond these simple features however, web developers want a way to animate HTML elements on the screen, show or hide elements from view, and even change the physical style characteristics of HTML elements dynamically. But these more advanced features can't be accomplished with JavaScript alone. Instead, we must use a combination of technologies to achieve this goal. This is where DHTML comes in.


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