JavaScript & DOM Tips, Tricks, and Techniques (Volume 1)
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JavaScript & DOM Tips, Tricks, and Techniques (Volume 1)

Quick Tips for All Levels of Developers

About the Book

This is a collection of JavaScript and DOM scripting tips that are applicable to all levels of JavaScript and front-end development. Almost all tips cover techniques and technologies that work in all browsers.

About the Author

Louis Lazaris
Louis Lazaris

Louis is a front-end developer, author, and speaker, who has been involved in the web design and development industry since 2000. He blogs at Impressive Webs and curates a weekly newsletter called Web Tools Weekly, focused on tools for front-end developers.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • JavaScript Naming Conventions
  • insertAdjacentHTML()
  • getBoundingClientRect()
  • textContent()
  • scrollIntoView()
  • The <table> API
  • Array Manipulation Tips
  • Pattern Matching
  • Strict Mode
  • The + Operator
  • contains()
  • Document Fragments
  • querySelector() and querySelectorAll()
  • Implied eval()
    • 1. The Function() constructor
    • 2. Passing a string literal to a setTimeout() or setInterval() call
    • 3. Using document.write()
  • selectionStart and selectionEnd
  • activeElement
  • removeEventListener()
  • window.matchMedia()
  • Try, Catch, Throw
  • setSelectionRange()
  • classList
  • stopPropagation()
  • The location Object
  • normalize() and splitText()
  • Pseudo-Elements in JavaScript
  • lastIndexOf()
  • The continue Statement
  • event.button
  • The keypress and keydown Events
  • Invoking Functions
    • As a function
    • As a method
    • As a constructor
    • Using apply() and call()
  • Mouse Coordinates
  • Array.every()
  • and Function.apply()
    • Using .call()
    • Using .apply()
  • Function.bind()
  • More on Function.bind()
    • Partially Apply a Function
    • Partial Application vs Currying?
  • The arguments Object
  • Child Nodes
  • Augmenting Types
  • Configuration Data
  • Switch Fall-Throughs
  • Interacting with a Live DOM
  • The NodeIterator API
  • TreeWalker
  • Array.some()
  • Avoiding Null Comparisons
  • trim()
  • Mouse Event Properties
  • Function.length
  • Array.reduce() and Array.reduceRight()
  • Number to String Conversion
  • compareDocumentPosition()
  • null vs. undefined
  • Node.isEqualNode()
  • window.getSelection()
  • getElementsByClassName()
  • Method Lookups
  • The dataset Object
  • Encoding/Decoding URIs
  • Enumerable vs. Non-enumerable Properties
  • elementFromPoint()
  • scrollTop and scrollLeft
  • appendData()
  • deleteData() and insertData()
  • replaceData() and substringData()
  • Manipulating HTML Comment Nodes
  • Array.forEach()
  • The text Property on Script Elements
  • More Weekly Tips!
  • About the Author

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