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    Senior Member peezybro's Avatar
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    I am new here, so Hello all, My name is Brandon A.K.A PeezyBro

    Right now I am teaching my self CSS and HTML. Then i would want to move onto javascript and XML.

    My question i have is how do you manage a website? like to update content etc. do you just use a program or just change the files then load it back up to the server? Or is there a way easier and better way of doing this? What coding is best to change the content etc?

    thats my main question is just how to organize and manage your website. Also another question is, when do i know i need to add javascript or xml to my site?

    thanks for your time and thanks if you find time to help me out (:
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    If it's a pretty static site with not much going on, then you would just upload/replace the page on the server. If it's something more update-prone like a blog or something, then you use software like Wordpress.
    You know you need to learn javascript when you got the HTML and CSS down enough to make a basic site with. But you can start learning any time, really.
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    k cool, I took a class on HTML and doing an online one for CSS right now, im getting the hang of it. I will start with Javascript. When i do make a website what are the main reasons to use javascript?
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    You can use it to add some cool effects or interactivity to the site. You will also need it for more dynamic sites (which require PHP and MySQL, so learn those too )
    BTW, as TheGame says, you might have to unlearn some things that they taught you in class.
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    Might?

    As far as the Javascript is concerned, George is right...it's meant for interactive elements. Be sure to include a way for the site to work without Javascript, though, for the users who disable it or don't use it.

    As far as XML is concerned, if you need to use it in conjunction with Javascript (called AJAX), or if you need to syndicate content and/or read syndicated content, that's when you use XML. There may be other reasons, but I haven't run across them personally. My major reason is AJAX.
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    Well as far as my coding is in concern, these two are correct furthermore, JavaScript's main purpose on your website is to increase functionality that HTML or CSS never have.

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    thanks for the help guys, and im just learning this for fun and a side job if anything. my job is Navy so yeah ha. Should i learn XHTML at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peezybro, post: 215866
    thanks for the help guys, and im just learning this for fun and a side job if anything. my job is Navy so yeah ha. Should i learn XHTML at all?
    Nowadays, unless you're studying some old HTML textbook, HTML means the same thing as XHTML.
    Some people say XHTML just to sound smarter
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    Nowadays, unless you're studying some old HTML textbook, HTML means the same thing as XHTML.

    Some people say XHTML just to sound smarter
    very well said!

    <-peezybro
    By the way, it would a good idea starting learning PHP.
    Most professional websites today uses PHP and MYSQL,
    so you'd better learn it.

    it's all here...
    http://www.w3schools.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by iyornman, post: 215868
    very well said!

    <-peezybro
    By the way, it would a good idea starting learning PHP.
    Most professional websites today uses PHP and MYSQL,
    so you'd better learn it.

    it's all here...
    http://www.w3schools.com/
    Yeah, if you didn't know this already, w3schools is a web developer's bible.
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