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Babble

Tim Bray recently expressed doubts about PHP: So here’s my problem, based on my limited experience with PHP (deploying a couple of free apps to do this and that, and debugging a site for a non-technical friend here and there): all the PHP code I’ve seen in that experience has been messy, unmaintainable crap. Spaghetti […]

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Ajax the Manly Tech

Seems that O’Reilly has had another one of its invite-only summits, but this time about Ajax. If you’ve missed hearing about Ajax, it’s the web development equivalent of tags (as taxonomy) and metaformats (as semantics). This is part of the technology that makes America, well, America. A new twist, though: As you can see from […]

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JavaScript Web

Programming the web

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Dave is still talking about web versus C programming language. He mentions that scripting is what holds the web together. Dave, someone has to write the base. You can’t create full applications with Javascript, without something taking the script and translating it into machine understandable bits. And that translation is accomplished through programming […]

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Implement a DHTML Mouseover effect with DOM

Originally published in WebBuilder magazine. Found courtesy Wayback Machine. The DOM, or Document Object Model, is a specification recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) primarily to help eliminate cross-browser dynamic HTML differences. It is implemented with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) 5.x, and will be implemented with Netscape’s Navigator 5.x when it is released. […]

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Adding Persistence to DHTML Effects

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at the Wayback Machine Dynamic HTML (DHTML), implemented in Netscape Navigator 4.x and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x, gives the Web page visitor the ability to alter the position, format, or visibility of an HTML element. However, the effects that are created with DHTML are transitory in that […]