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February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Documentation of the JavaScript API sucks… Well it did.

 

I would assume everyone has as some stage come across the scourge that is w3schools. <- see not linked. Also please don't Google them…

These guys are bad, crap shocking and in many cases just plain old wrong. Unfortunately they take out the top few results in a Google search for most JavaScript methods.

 

Replace ResultsIndexOf Results

 

This has been a problem for some time and even blocking them from your search results is not easy.

Fortunately someone has done something about this.

Enter the MDN JavaScript Reference. This has been around for a while and I know a number of informed people go here directly and use it.

Unfortunately it is not high in the search rankings however thus non informed / beginners are not seeing the gold mine of information.

This is something I thought I don't have much control over and just needed to do my best to tell people not to use w3schools.

 

Last night I attended and spoke at the first BrisJS Meetup for 2012

One of the other speakers Tim Oxely pointed out something which I was not aware of but am very excited about. promotejs.com

 

JavaScript String .sliceJS String .substringJavaScript String .lengthJS String searchJS Array map

 

This is great! I get a simple, easy way to promote a far superior reference site and also assist in the SEO for MDN to hopefully one day knock w3schools off the top.

It might not be time to spam F5 at arewefirstyet.com yet but the day will come!

 

He Likes It!

 

So I implore you. Every chance you get. Add a promotejs.com link on your site, page, blog or anywhere you can get away with it…