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Today I got a package from Amazon. The contents:

- Dogs (manga), vol 6
- DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model

I'm gonna figure out the DOM if it kills me! It's been breaking my brain for two years, dammit, and I really need it for work.

... after I read the manga volume, of course.



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Nov. 13th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)

I love Dogs, and it's a lot less brain-busting than the HTML Document Object Model!

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Nov. 13th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)

Badou does remind me a lot of Gojyo, although he is not as much of a softie underneath (Gojyo would not be selling people's dirty secrets like that, because he knows what it's like to be hiding something of that sort). Still, his missing brother and everything make him a lot like Gojyo.

I've been coding straight-up HTML forever - since 1995, in fact. A couple of years ago, I tried to create a search toolbar that we are using on our internal site - but it's buggy. I can't figure it out, and part of the issue is what's happening with the string the user inputs into the search field. If the user clicks on of the search buttons (which are for our site search and for a couple of external searches), the search works OK (although Google recently changed their input set-up so that it doesn't take those kinds of inputs gracefully). But if the user just hits return, the search term is lost. If I understood the DOM better, I could try to do something different with handling the input from that field.

Plus, I recently worked on a project where the client group wanted a completely different look and feel from what we usually have. I ended up working with a member of our public site team, and he developed this whole thing exactly as the client wanted in about a day, including special features like a couple of scrollable boxes for the lists of reports that the project team will be releasing over the next year and a show/hide feature for the bottom part of the article in the center column. I can make tiny tweaks to what he did - I changed the spacing on some things and adjusted the height of the scrollable boxes - but I don't really understand how a lot of it works and I couldn't create a whole new one myself.

I'm already eligible for "early out" retirement at our place, but if I'm going to keep going for another few years, I need to improve my knowledge in these areas, or I am going to be doing the same repetitive soul-killing stuff until I leave.

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Nov. 14th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)

We're having budget issues at work, and training has been hit hard: I hear our entire subdivision of the organization (about 30 people) has less than $10,000 for training for this fiscal year (Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2012). A good three-day pro training can cost about $2,000, and even a 1-day class is at least $300-500, so that's not much money.

The other problem is that theoretically, I've already been trained in Javascript. Of course it was about 10 years ago and no one did stuff with the DOM back then ... .

Edited at 2011-11-14 03:34 am (UTC)
Nov. 13th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Heh. Of course.
Nov. 13th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)


(Pretty icon, BTW!)

Nov. 13th, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's amazing what rotating an image does to it.
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