This lesson is all about the Document Object Model (DOM), a set of rules and words you use to access and manipulate the elements of a web page. You’ll also learn about variables, which are temporary placeholders for information that can vary. While such terms and concepts are often scary to the new developers, they actually turn out to be quite easy to understand once you remove the shroud of mystery.
This lesson will give you some Search My Site code. This is particularly handy for larger multipage sites, where users may want to search for a particular word or phrase within your site without having to go through the site one page at a time. Unlike some services that charge you money for this sort of thing, the method you’ll learn here is free of charge. And as an added bonus, you’ll learn how to add drop-down list controls to your pages.
In this lesson, you’ll build on what you learned last time about jQuery to add some powerful new techniques to your arsenal. Specifically, you’ll see how you can use jQuery to create collapsible panel and accordion controls. These are custom controls that allow you to create more modern-looking websites in which users can click to expand information, making your site more efficient, effective, and easier to use on touch screens.