Exploit the Document Object Model to create enhanced Web applications
Move your Web applications beyond the handicap of the ubiquitous thin client architecture. Today's browsers finally support advanced client-side interactions across all objects in an HTML document. Thanks to the Document Object Model (DOM), UI designers can now create interfaces that let users manipulate data in real time while still offering the conveniences of a Web application. Author Mike Padilla shows you how to implement code that exposes robust client-side functionality that is both clean and extensible.
As the browser wars come to a close, user interface (UI) designers and developers are left with a fairly fixed, robust platform on which to create better Web applications. The latest browsers afford you two things: more control over how the UI behaves on the client side (both visually and interactively) as well as cleaner, more extensible ways to implement it.