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#1 fishsticks

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

I've taken the time to learn what I thought was basics of HTML. Making links, images, backgrounds, placement, those kinds of things. I have recently looked to further my knowledge in HTML and I've found that there isn't much else to to learn. Atleast from where I've looked. Is this about it for html and I should go onto CSS and Javascript now?
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:33 PM

HTML isn't that big a language, really. CSS and JavaScript are where you start getting real power.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:52 PM

So I really have about learned it all?
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:28 PM

Probably, HTML is very easy to grasp. I say start learning some CSS, thats where you can really start to add some life to your HTML, then if you want some more power go for JS. :)

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:07 PM

Probably, HTML is very easy to grasp. I say start learning some CSS, thats where you can really start to add some life to your HTML, then if you want some more power go for JS. :)

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HTML is easy to grasp? Try teaching my sister HTML. I've been trying for weeks! :P
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:09 PM

HTML is easy to grasp? Try teaching my sister HTML. I've been trying for weeks!

LOL....I guess I should say it was easy for me to grasp. :P
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:00 PM

Ya HTML was quick for me too. So I guess I'll move onto CSS now. Thanks
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:07 PM

HTML is used for the basic structure of your site with all the links, plain text, headers, images, etc. CSS is the visual skin of your site. So, if you want to make good sites, then you'll have to learn both. CSS is easy to learn, but hard to master. I still haven't mastered it. The IE browser makes everything 10x harder for us to learn web development.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:53 PM

And is JS used for the programming part like databases?
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:57 PM

No JS is for adding flashing text and stuff, although you can do some things with it. I believe PHP and MySQL is for database's and more advanced stuff like that.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:29 PM

HTML is used for the basic structure of your site with all the links, plain text, headers, images, etc. CSS is the visual skin of your site. So, if you want to make good sites, then you'll have to learn both. CSS is easy to learn, but hard to master. I still haven't mastered it. The IE browser makes everything 10x harder for us to learn web development.


Try Opera or Google Chrome. their built-in "Inspect element" feature makes life easier when related with guessing which CSS styles in effect. I know this feature also available in Mozilla FireFox, but as extension which requires separate download and install (very easy though).

And is JS used for the programming part like databases?


Yes, JS is used for client side programming. Since it's running at client side it usually does not meddle with true database manipulation. However it can use locally stored flat file structured like database (xml or csv) and also can "talk" to web pages containing codes that do the real database manipulation.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:55 AM

Yeah, I meant that we have to come up for cheats, work arounds, and write completely different stylesheets just for the site to work on IE.
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