Science and Technology : Learning HTML / Handling Traffic

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  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Brother ZeroGravity ... you just made some dust fall off my brain, thinking back to the days when i first learned HTML. It seems like ages ago now. I don't even think the books i used are even still in print. The technology has evolved so quickly, and continues to do, until books are almost outdated before the ink is dry.

    The books that i did use, teaching HTML, suggested the use of Notepad, which every computer comes with. This was just to be sure you understood the code, that you could make a web page using only Notepad. With so many HTML editors out here now, i'd not be surprised if folk weren't teaching that way anymore.

    If i were just learning HTML, i'd probably do some searches in google, for sites that teach it. Actually, i did that back then, when i was learning too. And now, there are so many more available. You could probably get away without ever buying a book on learning HTML, by simply accessing the free tutorials available online.

    I've always used Macromedia products, for the most part, when it comes to design and development. Their HTML editor is called Dreamweaver. Actually, Macromedia sold themselves to Adobe, so you can find these products on their site now.

    In regard to site traffic, i'm not sure what you mean when you ask about my method of handling it. If you'd be more specific, i'd be glad to try and answer that question too.

    I put this in a thread, as i'm sure those more actively involved in web site development, than i am right now, could be of even more assistance to you.

    Oh, and for the record, it's always best to post to me if you can ... if you don't mind the question being public ... as i will (probably) answer more quickly here, than via email.

    If you have more questions, just ask.

    Much Love and Peace.

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  2. ZeroPoint

    ZeroPoint Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Destee.......

    I actually had Dreamweaver and dabbled into it a little bit...never really actually built a whole site though.......but as far as handling traffic, I mean like your various hardware....Like what kind/how many routers and servers are you using?
     
  3. Destee

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    Dreamweaver is a great tool, and it would be good if you desire to learn web development, to spend some quality time with it. That's the key to learning this stuff, is being willing to put the time in. It's very time intensive. You can probably learn enough skimming the surface, to get by, but if you want to present high quality work, then it's gonna take more than skimming.

    Building a quality site, is much more than just putting the web pages together. Among other things, you've got to secure a place for the site to live. That usually includes purchasing a domain name, and having it hosted. Both of these are relatively inexpensive pieces, and you can even find sites that will host your pages at no cost to you (they have the advertisements and stuff on them). At this point, you'd probably be using a "shared hosting environment" where many other domains live on the same server, and you've simply purchased a corner of it for yourself.

    In contrast to that, we are on a dedicated server, where i maintain full control / management / responsibility of it. In a "shared hosting environment" you have no control of the server. We've had our own server since 2001, and we only have one right now.

    The routing part of things falls on the side of the hosting provider, so i've never had a reason to venture there. It's always worked. Over the years, my expertise has sharpened most often due to the fact that a problem occurred! :) I was then forced to learn some new and different stuff, because we can't afford to pay someone. It happens often enough that it keeps me pretty sharp regarding the things i gotta be on top of.

    I hope this answers your questions. If not, or you have more, let me know.

    Much Love and Peace.

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  4. Destee

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    Oh My Gosh ... Brother ZeroPoint ... oops ... :)

    I called you Brother ZeroGravity ... i am so sorry !

    We have a Member by that name, who i've been missing for a whole long time, and ... oh my gosh!

    I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I didn't mean to make your quote his, or call you by his name.

    He hasn't even been home since forever ... gosh ... hmmmm ... i don't know what's up with me making this mistake.

    Sorry.

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  5. PLATINUMILLITY1

    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I get so washed over HTML....I dont REALLY know what it is.....I think it makes Pictures or something.....and it's how people are able to make graphics.....
    YEs, I REALLY need some help in this DPT.
    I am Granma Fanny May over here.......ROFL
     
  6. Destee

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    Sister PLATINUMILLITY1 ... i wanted to be able to show you what HTML is, and how it works ... so i made a page especially for you !!!! :love:

    This is very basic, but it will help clear up some of your thoughts regarding HTML.

    Briefly, HTML, which stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, is the code that browsers (like Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) read.

    When you click on a link, or enter a URL into your browser, for the browser to take you to that page ... it goes to that page ... reads the HTML and delivers whatever that HTML has in it. It can have text, images, sound files, flash movies, a host of different things.

    HTML doesn't make the pictures / graphics, it's just the code that is used to display them.

    You need a separate program, to make the pictures / graphics.

    Here is the URL / link to your page ... http://destee.com/PLATINUMILLITY1.html

    Notice that the URL ends in ".html" ... that tells the browser what kind of page this is. There are a number of extensions that could be found at the end of a line, but we are focusing on html right now.

    The HTML that the browser is reading, looks like this:

    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>PLATINUMILLITY's PAGE</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    Peace and Blessings Sister PLATINUMILLITY1!<br />
    <br />
    This is a very basic HTML page.<br />
    <br />
    HTML - which stands for Hyper Text Markup Language - is the syntax that browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox read, in order to deliver the page to you.<br />
    <br />
    HTML can include text, images, sound files, most everything you'd like to display on a web page.<br />
    <br />
    Of course this is in its most simple form, as HTML can do much more than this, 
    as well as adding other technologies to it, making it even more robust.<br />
    <br />
    Sister PLATINUMILLITY1 ... i just wanted you to be able to see what HTML is, and how it works basically.<br />
    <br />
    Here is your avatar, showing that you can also use HTML to add images to a web page.<br />
    <br />
    <div align=center><img src="http://destee.com/images/PLATINUMILLITY1.jpg"/><br />
    <br />
    <font color="#FF0000" size="6"><strong>Destee Loves PLATINUMILLITY1 !!!! :)</strong></font></div>
    </body>
    </html>
    
    Above is what the browser sees.

    When it sees that (reads it), it knows what to do with it. It knows that it is its job, to take that HTML, and make the page look like it looks in the browser, when you view it.

    When you go to your page at ... http://destee.com/PLATINUMILLITY1.html ... you don't see the HTML, instead, you see the page that the browser renders, after reading the code.

    You can see that code too. If you go to your page, at the top of your browser, you'll see options ... File - Edit - View ... click on View ... and then choose ... Page Source ... and you'll see the same code i've pasted above.

    That's the raw HTML.

    You can do that with most any web page you visit.

    The more complex the page, the more complex the code will be.

    But basically, this is HTML, and you don't need anything other than Notepad, which comes with every Windows computer, to make a web page. Just make sure all of your tags are inserted correctly, and the browser will read it.

    Hope this helps your understanding of HTML.

    If you want to know more, you can do searches on the net, find tutorials that will help you understand the tags used, how to use them properly, etc., and you can be making your own web pages too!

    I LOVE YOU !!!! :love:

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    Destee
     
  7. Destee

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    Another - More Simple Example

    Also Sister PLATINUMILLITY1 ... the HTML, to make a web page, could be as simple as this ...

    Code:
    [B]<html>[/B]
    [B]<head>[/B]
    [B]<title>[/B]Simple Simple Simple[B]</title>[/B]
    [B]</head>[/B]
    [B]<body>[/B]
    Your HTML can be as simple as this.[B]<br />[/B]
    [B]</body>[/B]
    [B]</html>[/B]
    You'll find this page, at this URL ... (by the way, URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator) ... http://destee.com/simple.html

    The bolded text in the HTML above, are the HTML Tags, what the browser expects to find on a page that ends in .html.

    If you don't have those, or they are not inserted properly, the browser won't know what to do with the page.

    Just wanted you to see how few lines of HTML are actually needed, to make the most simple web page.

    Love You!

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  8. MrAdams

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    This thread got me smiling... Can't believe I have been online for years... As for learning HTML that kind of easy...

    I have also messed around with Dreamweaver, but being impatient I rather use a free webtemplate when it comes to new sites...


    I still however know how to create logo's, etc...


    Sincerely,
    C.T.Adams-///
     
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