Introduction to Computers and the Internet
Web Browser Basics
Introduction to the Microsoft Edge and Firefox Web Browsers, Connecting to the Internet, Features, Customizing Browser Settings, Searching the Internet, Keeping Track of Your Favourite Sites, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Online Help, Other Web Browsers.
Understanding Web 2.0
What Is Web?, Search, Content Networks, User-Generated Content, Blogging, Social Networking, Social Media, Tagging, Social Bookmarking, Software Development, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), Web Services, Mashups, Widgets and Gadgets, Location-Based Services, XML, RSS, Atom, JSON and VoIP, Web Monetization Models, Web Business Models, Future of the Web, Where to Go for More Web, Information, Web Bibliography, Web Glossary.
Introduction to XHTML
Editing XHTML, First XHTML Example, W3C XHTML Validation Service, Headings, Linking, Images, Special Characters and Horizontal Rules, Lists, Tables, Forms, Internal Linking, meta Elements.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Inline Styles, Embedded Style Sheets, Conflicting Styles, Linking External Style Sheets, Positioning, Elements, Backgrounds, Element Dimensions, Box Model and Text Flow, Media Types, Building a CSS Drop-Down Menu, User Style Sheets, CSS 3.
Simple Program: Displaying a Line of Text in a Web Page, Modifying Our First Program, Obtaining User Input with prompt Dialogs, Dynamic Web Page, Adding Integers, Memory Concepts, Arithmetic, Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators.
Algorithms, Pseudocode, Control Structures, if Selection Statement, if-else Selection Statement, while Repetition Statement, Formulating Algorithms: Counter-Controlled Repetition, Formulating Algorithms: Sentinel-Controlled Repetition, Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements, Assignment Operators, Increment and Decrement Operators.
Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition, for Repetition Statement, Examples Using the for Statement switch Multiple-Selection Statement, do while Repetition Statement, break and continue Statements, Labeled break and continue Statements, Logical Operators, Summary of Structured Programming.
Arrays, Declaring and Allocating Arrays, Examples Using Arrays, Random Image Generator Using Arrays, References and Reference Parameters, Passing Arrays to Functions, Sorting Arrays, Searching Arrays: Linear Search and Binary Search, Multidimensional Arrays, Building an Online Quiz.
Introduction to Object Technology, Math Object, String Object, Fundamentals of Characters and Strings, Methods of the String Object, Character-Processing Methods, Searching Methods, Splitting Strings and Obtaining Substrings, XHTML Markup Methods, Date Object, Boolean and Number Objects, document Object, window Object, Using Cookies, Using JSON to Represent Objects.
Document Object Model (DOM):Objects and Collections
Introduction, Modeling a Document: DOM Nodes and Trees, Traversing and Modifying a DOM Tree, DOM Collections, Dynamic Styles, Summary of the DOM Objects and Collections.
Registering Event Handlers, Event onload, Event onmousemove, the event Object and this Rollovers with onmouseover and onmouseout, FormProcessing with onfocus and onblur, More FormProcessing with onsubmit and onreset, Event Bubbling, More Events.
XML and RSS
XML Basics, Structuring Data, XML Namespaces, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), W3C XML Schema Documents, XML Vocabularies, MathML and Other Markup Languages, Extensible Stylesheet Language and XSL Transformations, Document Object Model (DOM).
Ajax-Enabled Rich Internet Applications
Traditional Web Applications vs. Ajax Applications, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) with Ajax, History of Ajax, Ajax Example Using the XMLHttpRequest Object, Using XML and the DOM, Creating a Full-Scale Ajax-Enabled Application, Dojo Toolkit.
Flash Movie Development, Learning Flash with Hands-On Examples, Creating a Shape with the Oval Tool, Adding Text to a Button, Converting a Shape into a Symbol, Editing Button Symbols, Adding Keyframes, Adding Sound to a Button, Verifying Changes with Test Movie, Adding Layers to a Movie, Animating Text with Tweening, Adding a Text Field, Adding ActionScript, Publishing Your Flash Movie, Creating Special Effects with Flash, Importing and Manipulating Bitmaps, Creating an Advertisement Banner with Masking, Adding Online Help to Forms, Creating a Website Splash Screen, ActionScript.
Adobe Flash: Building an Interactive Game
Object-Oriented Programming, Objects in Flash, Cannon Game: Preliminary Instructions and Notes, Adding a Start Button, Creating Moving Objects, Adding the Rotating Cannon, Adding the Cannonball, Adding Sound and Text Objects to the Movie, Adding the Time Counter, Detecting a Miss, Adding Collision, Detection, Finishing the Game.