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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2012-12-24 05:21:24 Reply

Why do you wann dynamic websites...they do not good for Online business work!!

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2012-12-26 05:50:04 Reply

At 12/24/12 11:54 AM, dem0lecule wrote:
At 12/24/12 05:21 AM, ZenReputation wrote: Why do you wann dynamic websites...they do not good for Online business work!!
Do you even know what is a dynamic site?

i think URL are dynamic....that is it

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-01-03 05:19:20 Reply

ohh thanks dude..its better for online security

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-01-03 12:32:17 Reply

At 1/3/13 05:19 AM, ZenReputation wrote: ohh thanks dude..its better for online security

If anything a dynamic website is worse for security as, generally speaking, dynamic websites take input from users which is when it's possible for someone to give your site malicious input (such as an attempted SQL injection).

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-01-20 22:41:38 Reply

If you just want a portfolio site, if it's to do with programming, try Coder Profile, my profile there is: http://www.coderprofile.com/coder/VBAssassin

I would seriously stay away from flash as it creates a big dependency on flash being installed on the device viewing it. Also, they do not provide the best usability and seo without a lot of extra work. For example, ave you built a web version for search engines to look at or when people don't have flash installed? Have you added the ability to bookmark deeper areas of your flash app? And so on...

If i were you with your limited coding skills, just concentrate on creating a single page site. Write the XHTML and CSS as cleanly as possible. Use a minimalistic design, try playing with CSS3 styles such as rounded corners and web2.0 style designs such as a 1pixel black drop shadow with 0 blur behind white text on a dark background to give you that polished effect. You will be suprised at how much impact such minor effects can have.

Then download a jQuery carousel or gallery to showcase your work. Google it, there are hundreds of free JS jQuery libraries for you to simply plugin and use for free.

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-05-04 21:48:21 Reply

I think what you need is a CMS, content managing system.
There are a bunch of good/simple ones out there; check them out, pick the one best suited for your project, unzip it and follow the instructions on how to install it. Because dynamic websites imply a server-side environment, you'll need to host the site somewhere during development. I suggest developing locally, using wampserver.

In a nutshell:
1. have hosting environment ready
2. install cms
3. choose template, edit or make up your own
4. add content (pictures, text, etc.)
5. insert server/client-side script to perform specific actions if needed

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-05-11 15:26:45 Reply

At 11/30/12 11:08 PM, FallingTears wrote: I disagree with other people. Using Flash on a website is a terrible idea. Flash is terribly slow, in my opinion. Anyway, if you want to build a dynamic website you need to learn all the current standards as suggested by the W3C for HTML/XHML/HTML5 and CSS/CSS3. Keep in mind that you need to provide as much cross-browser compatibility for your website that you can.

Master JavaScript. Make sure you learn how to implement AJAX. It wouldn't hurt to get well versed in JavaScript framework/libraries like MooTools, jQuery, prototype and scriptaculous. It's my suggestion that you learn JavaScript frameworks after you master JavaScript. You can never really appreciate what's given to you by these frameworks unless you know the nuances of JavaScript that it takes to design such cross browser libraries.

I disagree about flash if you build them properly they can be fast and efficient you just can't store everything in your library and instead call things as needed from a external folder. Either way though Javascript is a great language to learn either way.


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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-05-24 09:04:51 Reply

Im starting to learn a bit of code myself right now, just starting. However im finding the best route to go down is.

> Html 5
> CSS
> PHP and MySQL
> Jquery.

Ive only used Webplus to make websites before, but they only really work statically, and their dynamic content is all kept on their Webserif's servers. Which isnt good. Ive had a look at Joomla, not really sure how I can integrate it. Will get to that once i get CSS under my belt.

If all you need is a portfolio static site (a website that doesnt depend on user information to be input and relayed), and graphically you're strong then I'd suggest checking out webplus X6. You then will only be restricted to your own ability in a graphics program.

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-05-25 07:27:41 Reply

At 5/24/13 12:49 PM, dem0lecule wrote:
At 5/24/13 09:04 AM, PeterSatera wrote: > PHP and MySQL
Out of all web languages, why PHP and MySQL???!!! You could go with PosgreSQL...

Ive never heard of it. I figured id have to learn it to make databases for information etc. Whats PosgreSQL?


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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-05-25 11:43:19 Reply

At 5/25/13 10:24 AM, dem0lecule wrote:
At 5/25/13 07:27 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Ive never heard of it. I figured id have to learn it to make databases for information etc. Whats PosgreSQL?
To be honest, I tried to have some humor in previous reply.

Well, the SQL sure stands for some meaning, Structure Query Language. Also, try to compare the two (or more) before choosing one for your site's destiny.

Both PHP and MySQL have a lot of flaws and bugs, which until now, don't get fixed. They are the most used because of mainstream hypes. PHP isn't an easy language to mess around. So head over to do Python, Perl, Ruby or .NET for better good.

Also, the argument of MySQL fast is getting quite old.

Well im just starting off, so all the advice on getting a dynamic website up which takes users, and allows the to upload with profiles is important. I thought that html, css, php, mysql and jquery would be enough to really get to grips with it. But any advice on what would be the simplest method of learning the stuff is appreciated. Im an artist at heart, but somewhat analytical in nature. So I'm really wanting to give this a go. Any direction you can suggest is always going to be appreciated. I want to make my learning as robust as possible so i can understand it and how to solve my own problems which I tend to do in 3D alot.


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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2013-05-25 16:09:05 Reply

At 5/25/13 11:43 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Well im just starting off, so all the advice on getting a dynamic website up which takes users, and allows the to upload with profiles is important. I thought that html, css, php, mysql and jquery would be enough to really get to grips with it. But any advice on what would be the simplest method of learning the stuff is appreciated.

PHP is an inconsistent, cumbersome, convoluted, and shitty mess of a language. It's damn near impossible for a beginner to write it well because it takes a lot of understanding of fundamental concepts to know just how and why PHP is so flawed.

Long story short, as dem0lecule suggested, use Python or Ruby to make your website(s). I can't really agree with Perl or .NET; there is nothing wrong with them it's just that they're both not well-suited for web programming. If I had to choose between the two I'd recommend Python simply because it has more web frameworks available; Flask is a great choice for beginners; it's incredibly easy to setup and write. You could also take a look at web2py; it's also very easy to use.

I also agree that you should use PostgreSQL and not MySQL.

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2014-01-27 15:46:41 Reply

At 12/1/12 08:40 AM, pirateplatypus wrote:
At 11/30/12 11:08 PM, FallingTears wrote: I disagree with other people. Using Flash on a website is a terrible idea. Flash is terribly slow,
I agree completely. If I were looking to hire a coder and found that their site was flash only I'd move on to the next coder. If you can code flash you should be able to pick up Javascript pretty easily.

Yeah id say jquery works well for an interactive website. It is an easy to learn javascript library and even if you have trouble learning the code you can always download plug ins and read tutorials. We used jquery all the time in my web design class

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2015-01-14 22:45:27 Reply

At 11/30/12 09:23 PM, ElTuttle wrote: What languages are the best to learn for building dynamic websites? My code knowledge is limited to Actionscript 3.0, Some CSS and some XHTML. My goal is to make a portfolio website.

Learn about Java and HTML5. If you need help with your site send me a message! :) :) :)


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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2015-07-26 08:08:15 Reply

At 11/30/12 09:23 PM, ElTuttle wrote: What languages are the best to learn for building dynamic websites? My code knowledge is limited to Actionscript 3.0, Some CSS and some XHTML. My goal is to make a portfolio website.

I do not know about ActionScript but it must be just like javascript.
In order to make a dynamic website, you need a back-end language.
I would strongly suggest going with PHP since it is popular and easy choice.

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At 5/25/13 04:09 PM, Diki wrote:
At 5/25/13 11:43 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Well im just starting off, so all the advice on getting a dynamic website up which takes users, and allows the to upload with profiles is important. I thought that html, css, php, mysql and jquery would be enough to really get to grips with it. But any advice on what would be the simplest method of learning the stuff is appreciated.
PHP is an inconsistent, cumbersome, convoluted, and shitty mess of a language. It's damn near impossible for a beginner to write it well because it takes a lot of understanding of fundamental concepts to know just how and why PHP is so flawed.

Long story short, as dem0lecule suggested, use Python or Ruby to make your website(s). I can't really agree with Perl or .NET; there is nothing wrong with them it's just that they're both not well-suited for web programming. If I had to choose between the two I'd recommend Python simply because it has more web frameworks available; Flask is a great choice for beginners; it's incredibly easy to setup and write. You could also take a look at web2py; it's also very easy to use.

I also agree that you should use PostgreSQL and not MySQL.

I agree with Peter- - If you're just starting out, and don't expect that much page volume, and only want a place to paste games and such, I'd recommend just _starting out_ with a stack using MySQL/PHP/JavaScript.

That's the most popular, meaning there are hundreds of tutorials and books on it, and if you have trouble, it will be really easy to Google your bugs and find solutions. Trust me - Googling your bugs is something you'll need to do a lot starting out, so the more info out there, the better.

PHP and JS are easy to learn the fundamentals of. Pretty much all languages have the same ideas, just different syntaxes. Yes - PHP is a lousy language. So is JavaScript. Too bad - they're popular and will remain so. Nor do I like the limitations of MySQL (I started SQL with SQL Server), but if you're not doing anything too complicated, it will do.

Once you learn the fundamentals and web structures with that, you might consider Python or Ruby.

My two cents.

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At 11/30/12 09:23 PM, ElTuttle wrote: What languages are the best to learn for building dynamic websites? My code knowledge is limited to Actionscript 3.0, Some CSS and some XHTML. My goal is to make a portfolio website.

Bootstrap is a free solution to that.

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Use Bootstrap for your site for a consistent UI/UX across platforms. I've also read that Google will either exclude your site from searches or move it to the end of the results if your site is not mobile friendly. I've seen people try to implement their own mobile-friendly site without Bootstrap and they fuck it up every time. When you re-invent the wheel, you're essentially saying, "Look at me! I can do it better than the experts who've spent years on their product!" -- if you actually can, more power to you, but don't embarrass yourself. If you have a desktop version and a mobile version of your site, you seriously fucked up.

Personally, I develop dynamic websites / web applications using C#/ASP.NET MVC with MS-SQL.

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Response to Wanting to make a dynamic website 2016-03-19 15:11:48 Reply

At 3/18/16 11:41 PM, Zooloo75 wrote: I've seen people try to implement their own mobile-friendly site without Bootstrap and they fuck it up every time. When you re-invent the wheel, you're essentially saying, "Look at me! I can do it better than the experts who've spent years on their product!" -- if you actually can, more power to you, but don't embarrass yourself.

It's a pretty sad state of affairs that so many people fuck up something as trivially easy as making a website mobile-friendly. It's certainly not something I would say requires experts with years of experience; just do mobile-first design, and use @media screen and (min-width: [whatever]px) in your CSS to incrementally change the design for wider and wider viewports. (And, of course, don't forget to include the viewport meta element in the HTML.)

At 3/18/16 11:41 PM, Zooloo75 wrote: If you have a desktop version and a mobile version of your site, you seriously fucked up.

I really hate when sites do that. Usually, sites that do that also fuck up the design of the mobile version—Wikipedia is a perfect example; whoever is in charge of that is a moron—and it's not uncommon that they've also made it a pain in the ass to get out of the mobile version.