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     I would like to learn more about webdesign. I have my own website
that I have handcoded. I do have some javascripts on the site that I
have downloaded and have customized and edited to use on my website.

        I would like to further my knowledge in creating more complex
pages. However the question is. If I want to be a successful
webdesigner am I going to have to learn how to program my own scripts.
I have tried to teach myself programming before and I just said to
myself this is just for me. I look at the scripts and I say to myself
how am I ever going to learn this.

        What am I going to have to have knowledge in to be a success in
this field?


I have a second part to this post.

     What is the most commonly used server side scripting language and
what is the most commonly used client side scripting language. Does it
depend on what your want to accomplish , the task you want to carry
out. Can someone here list for me the common tasks and what the most
common scripting language is used for the task.

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rich wrote:
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What's the WWW address?

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Chris Gun had an interesting article on this.
http://groups.google.com.au/group/biz.marketplace.web-design/browse_thread/thread/07af8d263ff59d41/?hl=en #
Note, that I would say was more from the perspective of starting to get
web design clientsk, in a company point of view.
If you just want to code pages, then learne how to code them useing
standards compliant code, http://www.w3.org
and http://www.w3schools.com

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Depends, on what the task actually involves.
If it's a simple info page, then HTML + CSS works fine.
But, if you want to do more complex stuff, learne PHP. It's a good
server side language.
ASP can be good, but PHP is more widely supported.
Regards Chad. http://freewebdesign.cjb.cc

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rich wrote:

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If you want to make money building websites, I would say that you need
to master server- and client-side scripting, HTML and CSS at a minimum.
The more skills you have the better your chances; this is a very cramped
field. If you hope to get work on larger commercial projects, as
distinct from one-off personal and small-business sites, you'll need XML
and XSLT, database skills, and server administration skills. There are
those who will claim that you also need to know Macromedia products. I
couldn't possibly comment.

Of course, good taste will also be very useful, but that is extremely
hard to acquire. If you can figure out how to get some, let me know!

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I've been working with Javascript for years, and I'm afraid I still
don't think I know it. I haven't had this experience with any other
language I've applied myself to (I've been programming professionally
and for fun since about 1979). Therefore I keep the Rhino book handy
when working with client-side script.
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Possibly PHP, possibly ASP. I use Java on the server, which isn't really
a scripting language. But then what's a scripting language?

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Javascript - there's no serious competition.

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I can't - maybe someone else wants to try. Server-side scripting
languages in particular are general-purpose programing languages; so
your question amounts to "What can be achieved with a GP programming
language?". Unfortunately this margin is too narrow for a full reply.


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Have a look at http://www.bennaco.com .

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rich wrote [in part]:
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All my SSI scripts are in UNIX Korn.  They range from simple hit
counters and displaying the number of days to future events to
generating complete Web pages on the fly.

I use Korn not because I think it is superior, but because I am very
familiar and comfortable with its syntax.  I do think it is more
flexible than UNIX C.

Using Korn, however, required that I make arrangements with my ISP to
enable Korn on its Web server.  Now, when I Telnet into the server to
test a script or do other maintenance on my Web site, I'm automatically
in a Korn shell.  Without this arrangement, I would be in my ISP's
default C shell.

Note that I was using UNIX on desktop computers well before I
experienced Windows.


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If you're talking about scripting, the key isn't so much what you *know*,
it's more how well you can *learn*. Things are changing so fast that the
tools I was using five years ago are obsolete now. Being able to pick up
a new language and run with it is essential.

Obviously, btw, the first programming language will be the hardest. You
shouldn't let that discourage you. You're actually learning *two* things
at first - how to program, and a programming language. Once you know how
to program, learning new languages is much easier.

If you're not up to self-teaching, don't feel bad about that - different
people learn in different ways. Maybe there's a community college near you
that offers an "intro to programming" night class.

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It absolutely depends on the task at hand. I wouldn't consider writing a CGI
in C/C++, for instance - but I wouldn't write a device driver in anything
else (except maybe assembler).

If you decide to take a class, odds are good they'll use Java.


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rich wrote:

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It pretty much depends what you mean by success. There are so many
technologies, it's impossible to master them all. XHTML / CSS,
JavaScript, PHP (or ASP or JSP) are all fairly standard but I think you
should be asking yourself what you're trying to achieve before diving
into the tech.

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As above; ASP, ASP.Net, JSP, Coldfusion, PHP... look at sites you visit
and check out the file exensions...
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Hope this helps.
Good luck!

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