If IE does not support Java as standard (without the download), would you say that it is risky to use java as an element of your site ?
Forgive my ignorance but Java script, known also as just 'script', is one of the popular (and only way that I know of) to animate aspects of my text etc
Is there another way to animate text and make auto scrollers etc that is a safer bet than java for accessability by a wide range of web users browsers ?
from what I've seen so far of web design, there seems to be several ways to do most things, usually a new way, and an old way, with the new way havings obvious advantages for whatever reason.
Is there a new way to get the sort of basic animation that I need for moving and flashing text etc ??
Thankyou very much for all your help and advice !
Last edited by carpetpaul; 11-08-2004 at 12:39 PM.
Can I ask your advice on something, I've only been learning html for a few months, I've learned basic layout, images, links etc, enough to build a site that looks ok (the site is for business use), I can make a form (using an online free form processor).
I had asked a question about frames, as I needed to split off the bottom of the screen in order that when you clicked on a picture in the scrollable top half of the screen, you got text in the lower half which applied to the item you clicked. The low text bit needs to be always in view. I can now almost do this using frames.
Someone has just said, 'frames are a bad idea', use the scrolling <div> method or some form of css. Then Xhtml was mentioned
I'm baffled, I'm almost at the point of wondering if I'll fail before I get any kind of fininshed site up and running
I can't find much info on xhtml, apart from knowing that it's a suplimentary language to html, I've no idea how it works
and the most I know about css is that in basic form its useful to alter text / font / colour of aspects of a site without having to change each page seperately.......I didn't know this was an alignment tool
What would you suggest ? -finish the site with the knowledge I have now ?
Finish the site, if it is almost complete, using your present knowledge.
No site is perfect!
xhtml is not that different from html, but writing your code to xhtml standards is a lot 'cleaner'. xhtml faq and xhtml explained
Write html, but use the coding practices from xhtml.
A good start in (x)html and scripting can be found at W3Schools.
As for frames, beginners usually abuse them and there are generally frowned upon, as are tables for layout.
An excellent source of more advanced knowledge is QuirksMode and he uses frames!
Validate your html and css. Quality tips