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Getting started with some simple steps

Status:Draft
Version:1.0
Authors:Alex Russell

Getting up-and-running with Dojo couldn’t be easier. Just include this line in your web page:

<script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/dojo/1.3/dojo/dojo.xd.js">
</script>

Dojo's now included on your page, no install, no fuss. So what do you get for all that hard work?

As the example below shows, animations, event handling, and a wealth of other utilities are instantly available:

Example

<script>
    dojo.addOnLoad(function(){
        dojo.query("#showMe").onclick(function(e){
            var node = e.target;
            var a = dojo.anim(node, {
                backgroundColor: "#363636",
                color: "#f7f7f7"
            }, 1000);
            dojo.connect(a, "onEnd", function(){
                dojo.anim(node, { color: "#363636" }, null, null, function(){
                    node.innerHTML = "wow, that was easy!";
                    dojo.anim(node, { color: "white" });
                });
            });
        });
    });
</script>
<div id="showMe" style="padding: 10px;">
    click here to see how it works
</div>