One day training in DOM Scripting

I’m going to spend Wednesday, July 20th delivering some hands-on training in DOM Scripting. If you’ve got the time and the means, please do come along to The Leathermarket in London.

The one day training session is limited to just six places to keep it nice and personal so, if you do want to attend, you might want to sign up soon.

If you are going to come along, you could do me a big favour by dropping me a line to let me know your skill level in CSS, XHTML and JavaScript. I’m putting together the lesson plan right now and I’m trying to decide what level I need to pitch things at. I imagine that the audience will be similar to the one I’m aiming for with my book: designers who really know their CSS but are eager to learn standards-based JavaScript (if a little apprehensive).

If that sounds like you, I’m hoping to be able to give you some Neoesque “I know Kung-Fu” insights into using JavaScript and the DOM. You can find more details of the training session on the Vivabit website.

Speaking of which, ain’t she a beauty?

I really like the visual design, courtesy of Cameron. But what I love, love, love is the wonderfully fluid implementation. Shrink your browser down to 640 pixels wide, expand it to 800, 1024, 1440, or any other width you want. Bump up the font size, knock it back down. Hey, it’s your browser.

This is true web design. Patrick clearly hasn’t shied away from the challenges. Rounded corners? Bring em on!

Here’s the final proof that this is envelope-pushing stuff: the nitpickers hate it. Reading through some of the comments on the WSA site is an object lesson in how to give petulant, unconstructive criticism.

There are some potentially interesting approaches, like using JavaScript to generate non-semantic markup (well, I would mention that, wouldn’t I?), but it’s all handed out in classic Simpsons comic-book guy style.

Thankfully, Andy came along and delivered a bitchslap. Booya!

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