have good knowledsge of HTML, but no programming experience whatsoever.
is still evolving, and some features are only available in very
recent releases. Netscape 3 and Microsoft IE 3 both perform well.
Most fat applications support some form of scripting. Word processors,
spreadsheets, databases all now come with the ability to write "macros"
or scripts. They allow programming to be embeded in a document (whether
the "document" is a database or a spreadsheet is irrelevant).
Scripting languages can be described as a "glue" which
allows various system components to be managed.
HTML defines a document type, but does not have any scripting as
be used to effectively tie together all the components needed to
make an HTML page truly interactive (buttons, edit boxes, popups,
Java Applets ....).
with the objects (or object hierarchy) the language manipulates,
and also to learn the language.
- Familiarise yourself with the objects, without asking any questions.
Some examples in the Window and Document object are interactive,
so you can see what snippets of code do, and more importantly,
what the object in question is about.
- Familiarise yourself with programming concepts.
- Roll your own code.