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Web Design : Form vs Function (Part 1)

Web Design : Form vs Function (Part 1)

One of the most common misconceptions in web design is that it's ALL about the 'look and feel'... Sure, if you're creating a showcase for your photography, or you want to impress a potential employer with your artistic design, then this may be the case. But in the vast majority of cases, choosing form over function will penalise the effectiveness of a website. Think about it: What do most commercial web-sites have in common? They all either sell directly, generate leads for their sales-people, or promote their product and/or service - giving enough information to tantalise and interest you (get you on the...

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What Are Client-Side Web Scripting Languages?

What Are Client-Side Web Scripting Languages?

The term 'Client-Side' refers to the fact that these are languages that process locally inside your browser, as opposed to 'Server-Side' languages that 'run' or process at the web-server (which we covered in our last post). These are the most frequently used client-side languages in use across modern web browsers (Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari & Opera). DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Markup Language) DHTML is not strictly a scripting language - but a collection/grouping of technologies to allow dynamic changing of a web page. It usually includes HTML, CSS & JavaScript. DHTML is useful in that it allows some clever display affects without having to revert to...

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What Are Server-Side Web Scripting Languages?

What Are Server-Side Web Scripting Languages?

Server-Side Web Languages Overview The term 'Server-Side' simply refers to the fact that these are languages that 'run' or process at the web-server, as oppposed to languages that process locally inside your browser. This is a very important distinction, as the vast majority of web services would not be able to function with only 'client-side' or local processing. The server is where data is stored, and just about every web application or service needs access to a considerable amount of data to process and report on. These then are the most common server-side scripting languages in use on web-servers around...

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Web Markup Languages: HTML, XML & CSS (Part 2)

Web Markup Languages: HTML, XML & CSS (Part 2)

HTML & WYSIWYG Editors Editors are generally available in two different versions or flavours. You have standard text editors - which incorporate easy methods of using, controlling and seeing HTML tags (using colour coding etc.,) but you’re still writing directly in HTML and not seeing the output - unless you view it in a browser. And then you have WYSIWYG editors (said as 'whizzy-wig'.) NOTE: We like NotePad2 for simple text editing with code highlighting: http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html WYSIWYG stands for 'What You See Is What You Get'. This means you can edit in a visual environment - where you can see what the...

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Web Markup Languages: HTML, XML & CSS (Part 1)

Web Markup Languages: HTML, XML & CSS (Part 1)

Markup Languages vs Scripts vs Programs The concept of markup languages is thought to have evolved from editorial instructions added to documentation. Markup is added to describe how information is displayed and laid out. The end-user never sees the markup instructions – as they only exist to alter the way the data is presented. HTML is perhaps the most well-known example of a markup language, and it uses markup tags to affect how the various components of a web-page are displayed and handled. Markup languages are not programming or scripting languages – they exist purely to annotate data or text and provide processing...

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