Web Programming

Web programming allows you to add greater interactivity to the visitors of your site. This section will take you to resources ranging from basic topics such as javascript and style sheets (CSS) to programming languages such as PHP and ASP.

 

Web Programming -  JavaScript/Dynamic HTML

121 Javascript Tutorials

Developed by: 121 Javascript Tutorials.com Type of  resource: Web site Target audience: General Cost: Free  access

This site offers a good introduction to javascript aimed at users who already  have some basic familiarity with programming languages. 121 Javascript Tutorials  provides an overview of javascript basics, versions of javascript, embedded  format, and object oriented programming.

Dhttp://www.121-java-script-tutorials.com/


Editor's choice: Zen Garden: The Beauty of CSS  Design

Developed by: Dave Shea Type of resource: web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

A demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based  design. Several design proposals and their CSS sheets are available for  exploration to see how the same text can be manipulated with creative CSS  design. Look at each page's html, source code, and style sheet to understand how  to label elements in CSS and avoid the use of tables. The style sheets are very  detailed, to guide you through the creation of your own sheets and to learn new  tricks. Please note that designers have shared their creativity in this site so  that others may learn, but designs cannot be duplicated without artist  permission.

Dhttp://www.csszengarden.com/


Thau's JavaScript Tutorial

Developed by: Webmonkey Type of resource: Online  tutorial Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This five-part tutorial offers a step-by-step introduction to javascript. 

Dhttp://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/programming/ja vascript/tutorials/tutorial1.html


Web Programming - CSS

Editor's choice: CSS Reference

Developed by: Stylegala Type of resource: Web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Stylegala offers descriptions and examples of the most common CSS (Cascading  Style Sheet) syntax and properties.

Dhttp://www.stylegala.com/features/css-reference/ba ckground.htm


HTML and CSS Tutorial

Developed by: BrainBell Type of resource: web  guide Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Fifteen tutorials take you through understanding html and cascading style  sheets to improve web design capabilities. The tutorials provide theory,  practical images and code, as well as a bit of history of each of the different  features to facilitate web developer decision-making. Each tutorial covers a  series of specific topics and ends with a review of content and a quiz to test  your knowledge. Comparisons of results in different browsers, especially when  using CSS, are useful.

Dhttp://www.brainbell.com/tutorials/HTML_and_CSS/


Introduction to Style Sheets

Developed by: Dave Raggett Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This short guide to styling your web pages looks at how to use W3C's  Cascading Style Sheets language (CSS) and at alternatives using HTML.

Dhttp://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/Style


NYPL Online Style Guide

Developed by: New York Public Library Type of resource: Web  guide Target audience: General Cost: Free access

"All developers are familiar with HTML, the web’s original markup language.  But the W3C currently recommends using XHTML instead. This hybrid language looks  and works much like HTML but is based on XML, the web’s “super” markup  language." This style guide from the New York Public Library explains the basics  and benefits of XHTML, and helps you make the transition painlessly. The guide  also includes guidelines on using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Dhttp://www.nypl.org/styleguide/


The CSS Know-How Site

Developed by: MaKo Type of resource: Website Target  audience: General Cost: Free access

What you always wanted to know about CSS...

Dhttp://www.mako4css.com/index.htm


Web Programming - Perl / CGI

Programming: Perl/CGI

Developed by: Webmonkey Type of resource: Web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Webmonkey's Perl/CGI section offers a variety of articles, tutorials and  links to external resources, from basic to advanced levels.

Dhttp://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/programming/pe rl_cgi/


Web Programming - PHP

PHP is an increasingly popular Open Source (i.e., free) server-side scripting  language used to create dynamic web pages. Like ASP, it is embedded in the code  of HTML pages.

O'Reilly PHP resources

Developed by: O'Reilly Type of resource: Web  Site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Comprehensive PHP resources including instructions for Installation on  a Windows System.

Dhttp://www.onlamp.com/php/


PHP Tutorials

Developed by: Open Directory Project Type of resource: Web  directory Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Annotated links to PHP tutorials from the Open  Directory project.

Dhttp://dmoz.org/Computers/Programming/Languages/PH P/Tutorials/


Tips from the Creators of PHP

Developed by: Zend Technologies Ltd Type of resource: Web  Site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

From the creators of PHP a series of articles on tips and tricks for PHP  programming. For an overview of what PHP is and does, take a look at this Introduction to PHP. For those  actively learning PHP, the three part series of Top 21 PHP Programming  Mistakes is highly recommended.

Dhttp://www.zend.com/zend/art/


Web Programming - Ajax

Mastering Ajax

Developed by: Brett McLaughlin Type of resource: Web  guide Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Ajax - "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML" is a web architecture for creating  interactive web applications. Part 1 of this guide introduces Ajax, explains  what it is useful for, and provides links to a wealth of other Ajax learning  resources; Part 2 looks at how to make asynchronous requests with JavaScript and  Ajax.

Dhttp://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/views/web/li braryview.jsp?search_by=Mastering+Ajax


Web Programming - ASP

Active Server Pages (ASP) is a server-side technology from Microsoft which  allows for the development of dynamic and interactive Web pages. 

15 Seconds

Developed by: 15 Seconds Type of resource: Web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This site includes basic and advanced resources on Active Server Pages and an  ASP listserver. 

Dhttp://www.15seconds.com/


Web Programming - XML

An XML Primer for Technical Communicators

Developed by: TECHWR-L Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Part  One of Sean Hower's primer provides a conceptual and technical introduction  to XML and answers questions such as "What is XML", "Why should I care about  XML", while .  Part Two looks as some XML-related technologies and tools.

Dhttp://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/magazine/technic al/xml_primer_part1.html


What is XML?

Developed by: TechSoup Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Good, basic introduction from TechSoup.

Dhttp://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?Arti cleId=482&topicid=13


Web Programming - RSS

Easy Ways to Publish Your Own RSS Feeds

Developed by: TechSoup Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Brian Satterfield looks at ways to set up an RSS feed to deliver new  information to your communities.

Dhttp://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/pa ge5820.cfm


Explanation of RSS, How You Can Use it, and Finding RSS Feeds

Developed by: Fagan Finder Type of resource: Web  guide Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Guide to using RSS from a non-technical standpoint.

Dhttp://www.faganfinder.com/search/rss.shtml


How to Create an RSS Feed With Notepad, a Web Server, and a Beer

Developed by: Stephen Downes Type of resource: Web  guide Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Step-by-step guide from Stephen Downes. His Introduction to RSS for  Educational Designers provides useful background information.

Dhttp://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/website/view.cgi?dbs= Article&key=1059503386


Sharing your site with RSS

Developed by: WebMonkey Type of resource: Web  tutorial Target audience: General Cost: Free access

RSS is an easy way for sites to share headlines and stories so that other  sites can integrate them into their pages. This tutorial by Jason Cook tells you  how to set up RSS for your own site.

Dhttp://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/03/17/index3a. html


Web Programming - General

Editor's choice: Tutorials on HTML, XML, Browser  scripting etc.

Developed by: W3schools Type of resource: Web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

An excellent tutorial site with a commitment to standards compliance,  including a tutorial about the Web Standards Body, the W3C(recommended). Good  tutorials on: 

 

Dhttp://www.w3schools.com


Cold Fusion/ASP comparison table

Developed by: House of Fusion Type of resource: Table of  comparison Target audience: General Cost: Free access

An annotated comparison of ASP and Cold Fusion 4 features such as syntax,  architecture and database connectivity.

Dhttp://www.houseoffusion.com/index.cfm?body=body/a sp


Informit Reference Libary

Developed by: INFORM.IT Type of resource: Web site -  Reference manuals Target audience: General, Trainers Cost: Free access

A reference website offered in collaboration with Sams Publishing, the site  offers free online versions of selected "Sams Teach Yourself" series, featuring  "Teach Yourself" in 24 hours, 10 minutes, or 21 days tools in operating systems,  programming, databases and productivity software. Tutorials cover Microsoft  Office, Visual Basic, SQL, HTML, and JavaScript, among others.

Dhttp://www.informit.com/library/index.asp


Using the .htaccess File

Developed by: Wise-Women Type of resource: Web  guide Target audience: General Cost: Free access

"Web designers often ask how to handle redirects or to password protect  directories. The .htaccess file can do these things and more." This article by  Miraz Jordan shows you how.

Dhttp://www.wise-women.org/tutorials/htaccess/


Wise-Women

Developed by: Wise-Women Type of resource: Web site and  mailing lists Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Wise-Women is "an international community and network dedicated to supporting  women who work as, or aspire to becoming, Web designers, developers, and  programmers." Membership is open to all, men as well as women. The Wise-Women  Web site includes tutorials, articles and discussion lists on topics such as  writing for the Web, promoting your site, Web programming and graphics.

Dhttp://www.wise-women.org/


XSL-List -- Open Forum on XSL

Developed by: Mulberry Technologies, Inc Type of resource: Listserver Target audience: General Cost: Free access

An archive of the XSL-List listserv, which provides advice on XSLT  (eXtensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations). The list is very  active and has an FAQ to allow the beginner to develop the skills necessary to  start using XSL.

Dhttp://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/

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