Importance of JavaScript{1}

by Michael M
The article I read was interesting I was wondering why javascript was important for a webpage because why would you want to use java when you can use other stuff. But after reading the article it makes sense. When you look at a web page you usually judge a web site really quickly. Does it look professional or not. Is the page cluddered with links or are there things that stick out and grab your attention to the page. When you use Javascript you are pulling the visitors attention to your site because it looks professional and you are able to even plave slideshows on the page. It also doesnt need a server to validate information it can check required fields and give error messgaes if needed. The good thing about JavaScript is it can be placed in script files so it cant be ranked. If it was ranked with the code it lowers the ranking and since it can be placed in a folder it can be ranked higher then other sites. So Javascript is really benifical for someone that is a web developer and wants to have higher ratings and look professional.

This past week we went over some of the coding of javascript and talked about how it is good for a web site. But i didnt think it was that benefical i thought it was easier and you could just place pictures in a web page as well as place a video but looking at this site and seeing what they were talking about it makes sence to use javascript in a web page. Java script is powerful and can allow validation without the use of a server which is cool. I didnt know why programs on the internet used javasript until now and it caught my attention.

We also learned this week in class how to use the math object and date object using javascrpt it is actually pretty cool because the computer can add up everything really quickly and you can basically can create a game using javascript. Most of the things you can do in java you can do in javascript with just a little different codeing but not really much. It has while loops and arrays which are powerful in java so it makes your website powerful. Javascript is used in many pages if you think about it because all of the sites that asak for a name have required fields and that javascript is something that checks for that.

Hafling,  J. (2010 September 26). Benefits and Demerits of Using JavaScript For Web Design, Retrieved  April 29, 2012, from