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Old 04-30-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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Webbrowsers and servers these days come with allot of options and capabilities, ranging from Cascading Style Sheets and basic Javascripting, to advanced scripting such as PHP and complicated markup like XML. However, which of these nifty gadgets do you actually use on your website? Which ones do you think that are quite capable of doing their job? Or maybe even why some are better then others?
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Old 04-30-2002, 07:09 PM   #2
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i use php, but im stilla novie in it, im good at dhtml, active-x and vb-script. with vb-script and active-x combiend you can make a dynamic and interactive website, but not as flashy as a php or flash website. but realy a sharp website needs grahics which i have no clue when it comes in that area.
but i belive you can have a nice presantion with the simple dhtml and html for a main site. i also do all my web design in NOTEPAD. i belive its still the best way to design a website
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Old 05-01-2002, 08:44 AM   #3
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Personal choices

HTML (ultradev, textpad)
Graphics (photoshop, illustrator)
CSS (textpad)
PHP (textpad)
MySQL (textpad)
dHTML (textpad)
flash (fun for extra splash if you want to draw attention to somehing)

html: neccessary
graphics: neccessary
css: neccessary for markup & dHTML
php: neccessary for dynamic and scaleable websites (ie forums, polls, showing #s online on homepage etc)
MySQL : neccessary for dynamic and scaleable data (ie forums, playerfiles, online help file editor, online room file editor)
dHTML: not really neccessary but can look cool.
flash: flash =)
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Old 05-04-2002, 09:48 PM   #4
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Mostly HTML and CSS.  Graphics via Photoshop.  Looking at possibly adding flash in the future

Don't know that I'd ever want to go to more than that.  I've seen php used on some sites fine, also seen it used unnecessarily.

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Old 05-06-2002, 11:23 AM   #5
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Out of curiousity, what do you define as unnecessary use of php?

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Old 05-07-2002, 12:28 AM   #6
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I just use HTML. No CSS's for me; I haven't really found a use for them. I would use PHP for menubars, but my website's server doesn't seem to support it.

I stay away from JavaScript, as I've seen it fail for apparently no reason at all. It also annoys me for some reason.

Flash is another thing that I can see could be useful, but a lot of sites use it as meaningless eye-candy that takes too far to load, where HTML would serve perfectly well.

Basically, I'm interested in things that will load well for practically anyone, regardless of browser or platform. Plain old HTML serves that quite well, I think.
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Old 05-07-2002, 12:26 PM   #7
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Actually, you can check if your HTML is good by using the HTML validator from the World Wide Web Consortium... It's a nice way to check your HTML.
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why would u need to check it if you know how to make it?
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Cascading Style Sheets can be useful if you have dynamic menus that you want to pretty up some.

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Originally Posted by (Xanferious @ May 09 2002,03:23 am)
why would u need to check it if you know how to make it?
Because W3C sets the standards for HTML and derivatives, but not ALL browsers are perfect. Internet Explorer, for example, is VERY fault tollerant, while Opera isn't. Henceforth, you can check your page if it complies with set W3C standards for a specific HTML versions. This will make sure your page should work on ALL browsers. (notice: work i's not the same as look like, tho)
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