After having equipped you with the basics of HTML, HTML5, and CSS, I do believe it is time to wrap up the series with JavaScript, the scripting language. Though it was released around the same time as HTML, it is not in fact the same exact thing. If anything, JavaScript is considered the most practiced programming language for and of the World Wide Web, holding its elite status across the entire earth, both figuratively and literally.


Define it!

The name JavaScript (JS) bears a striking resemblance to Sun Microsystems’ Java, an object-oriented programming language. Even the logos at one point bore a humorous coincidental glow:

Nevertheless, speculation indicates that this particular nomenclature was pursued, however, to ridicule and mock the preexisting language of Java, but inadvertently sparked much bewilderment instead.

View the embedded clip below to further your knowledge of JavaScript.

Not only do all person computers already have a preinstalled JS software designed to interpret JS, but JavaScript is equally as prevalent in that the following web-browsers essentially require JS to promote complete functionality:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera

See it!

Let’s take a look at Adam Khoury’s quick instructional video that teaches us how to add the “loading document…” screen through JS:


Learn it!

Apply your knowledge by checking out some of these useful links:

http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_intro.asp

http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_whereto.asp

https://www.javascript.com/

https://www.codecademy.com/tracks/javascript

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp

http://enable-javascript.com/

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/programming-games-visualizations

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