Learning Javascript

Javascript is a very powerful, high-level programming which affects the behaviour of webpages. Whereas advanced CSS can create basic animations, Javascript can go much further. Javascript (JS) can create highly responsive interfaces that improve the user experience and provide dynamic functionality, without having to wait for the server to react and show another page. It can also load content into the document if and when the user needs it, without reloading the entire page — this is commonly referred to as Ajax.

There is so much more to Javascript than the points I have already stated but the best way to view Javascript is simple a programming language which brings user experience more alive. JS can create really beautiful web designs and create amazing user-interface experience. As I’ve already stated, the use of JS and Ajax can limit the use of reloading a webpage. A great example of this follows…

Imagine you are on a webpage filled with videos. And there is a button which can filter the videos into genres (comedy, horror etc). With basic HTML and CSS, upon selecting to filter the videos into just comedy then the whole webpage would need to reload to show just the comedy videos. With Javascript, the container in which the videos are shown would refresh to comedy videos without the entire page reloading.

So there you have it! Some basic information about Javascript and how to get started on learning it!

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