- All webpages are based on the simple HTML coding language. If you're new to webdesign this is where you should start.
- After that, you're ready to build a huge site, using CSS which allows you to separate the content from the design.
- Finally, you may reach a point where these predefined languages just aren't enough. This is where XML becomes relevant. It isn't a language but rather a system for defining other languages.
- You probably want to spice up your site with a few graphics. Check the tutorials on various graphics programs to learn how to create the coolest effects.
- Once you know all about cool effects with graphics programs, you need to make sure that your use of graphics is relevant. The various tutorials on design cover all important aspects - not from a program based approach - but from more of a psychological point of view.
- Flash is the leading program for creating fast loading animations that can turn your site into a completely unique experience.
- Finally you should check out our java tutorial. It will teach you to insert free java applets on your pages.
If you prefer to program the applets yourself, check out the java programming tutorials.
- ASP (active server pages) is among the most popular tools on the Web that will let you connect your webpages with a database on the server.
- Cold Fusion is a server-side scripting language from Allaire. Its overall simplicity and tag based syntax make it easy to learn.
- PERL is a free scripting language that exists in an open atmosphere where many people share codes for free. There are thousands of code pieces out there for entire solutions such as guestbooks, message boards etc, just waiting for you to customize them and get them up and running.
- PHP is a server-side scripting language for creating dynamic web pages. You create pages with PHP and HTML. When a visitor opens the page, the server processes the PHP commands and then sends the results to the visitor's browser, just as with ASP or ColdFusion. Unlike ASP or ColdFusion, however, PHP is Open Source and cross platform.
- SSI - Server Side Include lets you write code pieces that are repeated throughout your site (for example a menu) in ONE place. Instead of having the same piece of code on 700 pages you simply add an SSI command in the HTML document and the server will include the linked code piece at exactly that point.