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    Smile HELP! Simple HTML Questions!

    Alright, I am basically a noob at website creation, maybe you can help me? I have a few questions about HTML.

    1. First, I have been viewing the source code for different web pages to see how things worked. I was understanding everything great until I looked at the source code for my email account. I expected to see some sort of function so that the source code would always stay the same. But instead, I literally saw every single email in my in inbox in that source code. Wouldn't that mean the source code is changing everytime I get a new email? HOW does that work? What is telling the source code to change?
    2. Second, I was wondering how sites like Tinyurl work. I understand that it makes a new webpage that redirects you to the wanted url. How do you set something up that makes a new domain automatically? I see this everywhere and don't understand how this works. (For example, ebay makes a new webpage automatically for a product you are seeling. How?)


    Thanks so much for your help!

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    You may be getting ahead of yourself. If you are interested in learning, then start with basics. What are you talking about is dynamic coding using server-side languages like php, coldfusion, or asp.net. These along with databases are used to create new pages, call images, and all information about a particular page content.

    Learn basic html and css first. Really its not a huge lerning curve, then you can move into dynamic coding.
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    thanks for the advice! I have been learning HTML and CSS on http://www.w3schools.com and http://www.**************/. where do u reccomend I learn PHP (when i get that far?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellohellosharp View Post
    thanks for the advice! I have been learning HTML and CSS on http://www.w3schools.com and http://www.**************/. where do u reccomend I learn PHP (when i get that far?)
    w3schools is good for beginning and has php tutorials as well. But as I have recently learned, be careful as w3schools contains quite a bit of bad information.

    php.net is the best place to learn php. Coldfusion is also a good server side to learn and WAY easier than php. Drawback is its not open source, but you can still download a free coldfusion server.

    There are many other good sites. Just google and you will see lots of free help.
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