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Anything But Typical – Learning to Love JavaScript Prototypes

Big thanks to everyone who attended my SXSW 2010 presentation!

For all who couldn’t attend, check out the Anything But Typical slide deck (PPTX).

If you’re interested in digging deeper, here’s the demo and all source code:

A quick warning: The source code is standards-compliant, and thus will not work in IE. Modifications to the event handling and DOM lookups would be necessary to support Internet Explorer’s propriety models.

Speaking at SXSW Interactive 2010

If you’re in Austin for SXSWi 2010, come check out my lecture,
Anything But Typical: Learning to Love JavaScript Prototypes. Here’s the skinny:

Frightened and confused by the term “prototype”? Tired of praying that there’s some plugin for a framework that will do exactly what you need to do? Unlock a whole new world of interactivity with object-oriented JavaScript programming. Learn how to design and implement classes that let you simplify and extend your work, and pick up tips on designing compact and reusable front-end code.