Let’s get this show on the road

Here it is… the blog of the book of the t-shirt.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Keith. You may know me from such websites as “Adactio: Trivia Wears A Style Switcher” and “The DOM Scripting Task Force: The WaSP Flies At Midnight.”

I’ve written a book called DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model. This is the website of the book… or maybe not. I haven’t quite decided what the scope of this site is going to be. For a while, this blog is probably going to be full of news about the book but I don’t want to limit it to that.

I’d like to make this a place for thoughts and musings on JavaScript in general. That said, I don’t have any plan of action. I’m going to see how things evolve. I hope it’ll be an interesting journey and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

So grab the RSS feed, explore the rest of the site and if you’d like, leave a comment.

Posted by Jeremy on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 11:23pm


Ooh, I’m the first to post.

Can’t wait to see what you do with this Jeremy.

# Posted by Aaron Gustafson on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 1:12am

Really looking forwards to this … Can’t wait until mid September! Cheers!

# Posted by Greg on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 1:28am

Sweet. Been waiting for something like this, most javascript and "DHTML" books don’t take a wholly practical approach to such best practices.

If the rest of the book is anything like the sample chapter, we’re in for a ground-breaking publication.

# Posted by France on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 1:58am

Really looking forward to the book. We’ve got in on order at work and are hoping to learn fast and use some of these exciting techniques on upcoming Open University websites.

# Posted by Guy Carberry on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 8:44am

This book will definitely make life easier at work. We’ve got way too many pages that look nothing alike when javascript is off or on.

# Posted by Mike H. on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 9:46am

Yep, I’ve been looking forward to this for some time, can’t wait to get my hands on it.

# Posted by Tony B on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 11:00am

Hm. Two minutes of scanning the sample chapter and I’m even more convinced. Very very awesome, Jeremy :)

# Posted by Rob Mientjes on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 11:53am

I’ve recently been ploughing through Stuart Langridge’s DHTML Utopia; after the launch of the DOM Scripting Task Force I commented on his site about your mention of XHTML versus his recommendation of HTML. So I’m interested to see you have written a chapter covering this - just can’t wait to read what you say about it :)

# Posted by Tony B on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 at 8:55pm

Heh. The whole XHTML vs. HTML is certainly an interesting angle. It’s one that I’ve avoided for the most part.

I do make mention of the fact that old-school JavaScript like document.write and innerHTML simply won’t work on XHTML document being served up with the correct mime-type: one more reason to avoid those techniques.

For the record, all the examples in the book are written in XHTML, but they could just as as easily be written in HTML.

# Posted by Jeremy Keith on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 12:09am

Looking good… I was never very good at finding my way through the jungle of JS, so perhaps this is the guide.

# Posted by Prabhath on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 7:34am

The link to "The Dom Scripting Task Force" should be to http://scripting.webstandards.org/ ?

# Posted by Isofarro on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 12:14pm

Oops! Yes indeed. Thanks for catching that.

# Posted by Jeremy Keith on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 1:37pm

‘Jay Script and the Domsters’… that’s so good. I can’t wait to see the book.

# Posted by Jason Landry on Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 5:21pm

Good luck with the 5th October Gig….I won’t be able to attend - but I wish you and the group the best.


# Posted by Matt Robin on Saturday, August 27th, 2005 at 2:55am

I’ll probably pick this up. I’ve only recently got into DOM/Ajax stuff, but I’ve found your /elsewhere scripts to be a tremendous resource… thanks.

# Posted by Mike Purvis on Monday, August 29th, 2005 at 8:48pm

I cannot count the nodes … seconds the book arrives.

Well done!

# Posted by Rosebutt on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 at 10:19am

Jeremy, you mentioned the "flash of unstyled content" thing; but do you ever get a "styles not quite right" thing in Firefox, where if you hit "refresh" it puts itself right? I just got it looking at your site, so I thought I’d mention it!

# Posted by Tony B on Friday, September 2nd, 2005 at 11:12am

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