Introduction to the DOM Events Course

Alex Reardon
InstructorAlex Reardon

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This is a light introduction to the DOM events problem space and overview of the major topics that we will be covering. I will also introduce people to

Alex Reardon: [0:00] Listening and responding to events is a foundational skill for building software for the web. The Document Object Model, or DOM for short, has a powerful built-in event system, and yet many of us have a pretty basic understanding of the DOM event system and only scratch the surface of the power that is available to us.

[0:22] This lack of understanding leads to bugs in our applications and writing lots of code to work around the DOM event system rather than leveraging it. My goal is that you will walk away from this course with the confidence to successfully and meaningfully engage with the DOM event system.

[0:42] In order to improve clarity and support your learning, I have created a DOM event visualizer, which I will be using to visually explain a number of behaviors throughout this course. You are welcome to play and experiment with the visualizer yourself in order to continue your learning at