How Do I Install Javascript?


Javascript is a web scripting language that is used to enhance people's web experiences. It has had a large impact on user interfaces as well as creating dynamic websites. If you load a website and see things such as navigation drop-downs, forms that return errors to you, and single-page web calculators, it is most likely being accomplished by Javascript. Javascript is nearly everywhere on the web. As an example Google's homepage is very sparse however still contains 7 sections of Javascript.

Do I Have Javascript?

Now the question on nearly everyone's mind is 'Do I have Javascript?'. If you need to ask yourself that question, that answer is almost certainly yes. All popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Safari, and countless others) come with javascript enabled. Javascript has actually become a point of contention betweem the browsers as each of them fine-tune their javascript engines to get the most speed out of them. The only way you could not have Javascript installed is if you specifically disable it, if you have a plugin that blocks javascript like NoScript, or if you are using a specialized browser that doesn't come with it, such as Lynx.

Enabling Javascript in Browsers

If your Javascript isn't working correctly you should first verify it is turned on. Follow these steps to check in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox:

Mozilla Firefox: To check to see if your javascript is enabled first get to the Firefox Preferences. The options/preferences are located in different spots based on your opeating system. In Windows you should go to Tools -> Options while in Linux you need to go to Edit -> Preferences. Once inside you'll want to go to the Content tab. In the Content tab you want to go to the third option down which will be 'Enable Javascript' and ensure that it is checked. If you enable/disable your Javascript you should restart your browser to make sure the setting takes hold.

Internet Explorer: To check to see if Javascript is enabled in Internet Explorer you need to go to the Options drop-down across the top. Then select the Internet Options option. From there go to the Security tab and click Custom Level. From there you need to scroll down pretty far to get to the Scripting section of the list. There you need to make sure that the checkbox is enabled. Restart your browser if you need to change the setting.

Troubleshooting Javascript Problems

Still having trouble with Javascript? If you had someone else help you set up your browser it is possible they configured Javascript to work in a way that you are not aware of. Plugins such as NoScript can disable javascript on untrusted websites while allowing it for trusted websites. If you need further help please take a look at these links.

Tools Used for Creating a Website

Other than the above mentioned tools, you can also use website design software to help you design the website. This tool allows you to make changes to the website very easily. You can change the colors, borders, text fonts, or even the layout of the website in simple steps. It’s easy to find free website design software available for download online. Other than this, you can use layout templates to plan the layout of the website. Of course, you will be well served if you have a basic understanding of HTML codes. With all these tools, you will be ready to make your free web page in no time.

After creating the webpage, you have to promote it so that it’s visible to viewers. There are many benefits of owning a website. It can be used to promote products, services or business through the Internet. It’s very easy to maintain a website as compared to a marketing team. Some people just maintain a website for personal reasons. Another way to create a free website is to use blog sites.