The book is beautifully presented and written, and, unlike so many computer and internet textbooks, avoids jargon and that ever-so irritating teenage juvenile style! Moreover, I found it all accessible, and the concepts are built up slowly and sensibly. A key feature is the careful dissection of the Scripts as you move along.
The book is absolutely superb on cross-browser and platform problems between Netscape and Internet Explorer (which are too often ignored by Web Masters) and this make the Scripting highly practical. I also found the Scripts to be of genuine value and not just 'nerdy' inventions, especially those dealing with animations, drag and drop, transitions, filters, and menus.
The publishers are also to be congratulated on producing a clean, unfussy, adult text, with a simple use of bold and tables. There is a helpful Glossary and two final Chapters on 'The Future' and 'Dynamic HTML Authoring Tools', such as 'Dreamweaver'.
All in all, therefore, a model text. The supporting Web Site is just as helpful and is likewise highly recommended. And it all works! Not an Alert anywhere!
Thanks to Mr. Rule for a book which genuinely helps the amateur Web Page designer, but doesn't insult her/his intelligence.
Philip Stott, London, UK