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Introduction to the Javascript DOM

September 20, 2009


The DOM is short for: Document Object Model. This is basically a virtual map of the currently loaded web page. You can use this map along with the help of Javascript, to travel about your web page and do things like:

  • Insert tags
  • Remove tags
  • Insert text

… And a whole lot more.

The DOM is the key to all those cool Javascript and Ajax affects that we now see all over the Web. Check out my new video that introduces you to the DOM and I also teach you an exercise I came up with to help you better understand the DOM:

You can find the entire Javascript beginners course at

Thanks for watching.

Stefan Mischook