needed for web programmers
If you are one of the many bitten by the web bug or a software
professional keen on learning more about internet technologies,
read on. In this series we will try and cover the various skill
sets required to be a web programmer.
commonly referred to as front end internet programming skills.
These skills are widely in demand both in India and outside and
could be your ticket to a lucrative career.
HTML is a simple, universal, mark-up language while the other
two are scripting languages. All of these are relatively simple
and do not require extraordinary analytical skills or the mind
of a certain Mr. Einstein. They need no super fast computer nor
do they need fancy software, just a simple word processor and
a web browser will do.
stands for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML has been in use by
the World-Wide Web (WWW) global information initiative since 1990.
The latest version of HTML is HTML 4.01.
stands for Dynamic Hypertext Mark-up Language. It combines HTML,
style sheets, and scripts to make Web pages more interactive.
was first developed by Netscape and was christened Livescript.
However, later Netscape had an alliance with Sun Microsystems
version of Java.
is the lingua franca for publishing hypertext on the World Wide
Web. Put simply, HTML is a set of instructions given to the browser
on how it should display a particular page. It can be created
and processed by a wide range of tools, from simple plain text
editors - you type it in from scratch- to sophisticated WYSIWYG
( What You See Is What You Get) authoring tools like Frontpage
or Dreamweaver. Learning HTML is pretty simple as it is merely
a series of tags, usually straightforward english words or abbreivations.
These tags are distinct from the text in the document because
they are encased in small angle brackets. For eg : . As shown
in the example tags are usuallypairs. So, while is the opening
tag, is the closing tag. The slash -/- distinguishes an closing
tag from an opening tag. A basic HTML page is divided into two
sections the section and the section. The
section contains data which will not be displayed on the page
itself like the which will appear on the title bar in the browser.
The section contains the material which will appear on the web
this was just an introduction to HTML, if you want to learn more
please click on the links below.
make your web page more interactive. If you have been a web surfer,
you must have seen web pages with images which change when you
a excellent place to start if you are planning to move into programming
the HTML code in the
more information check out the sites listed below.
HTML (aka dHTML or DHTML) is simply HTML that can change even
after a page has been loaded into a browser. A paragraph could
turn blue when the mouse moves over it, or a header could slide
across the screen. It's a concept that has been enabled by a number
Object Model (DOM), layers, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Dynamic HTML is only supported by newer versions of Internet Explorer
and Netscape(4.0 or higher).
as Dynamic HTML involves a combination of all these to make the
pages interactive. Right now both popular browsers from Microsoft
and Netscape implement Dynamic HTML differently. But, these inconsistencies
are being looked into by both the browser companies and World
Wide Web Consortium.
further information on Dynamic HTML look up the links below.