LWS July: JavaScript Best Practices

by Jeff Van Campen. 1 Comment

London Web Standards July is nearly upon us. We’ll be meeting on the 13th of July at the Square Pig in Holborn (see the previous post).

This month Ben Dodson will be discussing JavaScript Best Practices.

His presentation will cover:

  • A look at JavaScript (and the web in general) in 1997 and why it sucked
  • The reinvention of JavaScript thanks to maps and libraries
  • Why semantic HTML makes for lightweight JavaScript
  • JavaScript best practice (e.g. why scripts should be external before the </body> rather than verbose in the <head>)
  • A quick tour of the JavaScript libraries
  • jQuery: it’s light, it’s sexy, it’s the JavaScript library that Apple would sell
  • Extending jQuery with plugins
  • A few quick demonstrations of how to improve a website correctly with jQuery
  • Questions (with possible Answers)

If you are going to attend, please RSVP on the meetup event page.

One comment on “LWS July: JavaScript Best Practices

  1. morena fiore on said:

    Hi Jeff and everyone

    I’m really looking forward to this presentation!
    I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit myself and I would like to hear the other people’s opinion and experiences.

    See you next Monday

    Morena Fiore

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