View Full Version : Html header & footer

Mar 5th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Hi guys, please i need help here.
Am kinda a newbie in web designing. I recently decided to create a website for my personal use, which would enable me develop my skill. Now my request is this; "is it possible to create a header and a footer?" I know its possible with <table> element, but i dont wana style it with table. I made some search and found out that its possible with php or ruby, but am not that good in those languages. I wana know if its possible to do it with just html or maybe html+css. Thanks in advance.

Mar 5th, 2012, 01:13 AM
How is it possible using tables?

Either way, I think it would be pretty simple to add include 'header.php'; to a PHP file. All you need to do is change the file extension from HTML to PHP and add some <?php ?> tags for your PHP.

Mar 5th, 2012, 01:22 AM
To add:
You don't really need to know PHP to use HTML based PHP files.

Simply write the HTML and use the PHP file extension :)

Mar 5th, 2012, 01:34 AM
Thanks. Buh i didnt get the include header.php aspect

Mar 5th, 2012, 01:50 AM
Thanks. Buh i didnt get the include header.php aspect

Sorry, I really wasn't that clear.

You can't do this with HTML alone, you need to use a server side language like PHP.

Creater your header/footer in normal HTML, then save it as eg: header.php.

Now in your index page you should name it index.php then at the top of the page write
<?php include 'header.php'; ?>

Do the same for the footer. Anything in between can be written as normal HTML.

Most importantly, you need your PHP to be interpreted. Is your site hosted locally?

Mar 5th, 2012, 01:57 AM
Thanks. Lemme try it now

Mar 5th, 2012, 02:04 AM
Thanks alot. Worked perfectly.