And that even if you use a WYSIWYG design program like Dreamweaver, you could, if you had to, still open up a text editor and write a basic HTML file with correctly nested elements. You don't have to be a guru. I don't expect you to be a programmer.
I don't expect you to write a transitional doctype tag from memory, but you could make a simple page that works. And that similarly, with CSS, you're good with creating and applying styles to elements, working with IDs and classes. XHTML
Though if you know about programming fundamentals, variables, loops, conditions, that's very useful.
06:06 The standardized edition of this language is officially called ECMAScript, and it was first published in '97.
06:40 and it's the one we're going to focus on. ECMAScript Version 5 was published at the end of 2009 and adds a few features to the language, particularly in the advanced area.
ECMAScript 5 is only now getting some support in the most recent browser versions. Adoptions of standards like this take years, and yes, at some point in the future ECMAScript 5 will be the standard, but it isn't yet. And just to let you know, compatibility was a big deal in development of ECMAScript 5, so everything we do will be compatible moving forward and it will also work in all the older browsers for many years to come. Now if you're wondering what happened to ECMAScript 4 in those ten years between edition 3 and edition 5, well it just got way out of hand and they abandoned it; ECMAScript 4 never happened.