View Full Version : little bit clueless

10-03-2004, 03:53 AM
Hi. I am glad to have found this site and forum about programming codes. You see, I'm 'backwards' when it comes to technical stuff...and absolutely dont know what sql,java,visual basic,etc are...except from the fact that they are programming languages... So I greatly need help... cause I have this project that requires us to make a webpage...and the program we're using is macromedia dreamweaver mx...which i find difficult to master in just few weeks...and due date is fast approaching and here I am thinking of animation effects etc when in fact i dont even master all the basics...but i have background on html... Can anybody help me...cause i was wondering where i can find html effects codes (like mouse trail..etc) and can i just paste them inside the codes?

I have found a site where there are javascript codes...they can be pasted inside html? I totally do not know their differences... Can someone help me...?

Thanks a lot for reading this...and thanks in advance ! :)

10-03-2004, 04:50 AM
Welcome to the forums!

Yes; JavaScript can be pasted in the head of your HTML page. It usually looks something like this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<script type="text/javascript">

And so on. Most javascript you find should be placed in the head. There are some bits of js you will find, though, that will be placed elsewhere on the page, depending on what it does.

I suggest that you look around and find sites that do the things you want to do. Then look at the page code. Also, look at http://www.w3schools.com/ or http://www.webmonkey.com/. You might also want to grab a few books on the topic, but those will cost you money and the online resources are free! There are tons more, those two just popped into my head.

If you have some code that you are working on, a page that you've created and you want it to do something it's not, give a link so we can take a look at what you've created so far. And post back with any questions.

10-03-2004, 05:08 AM
And if you're looking for cool javascript effects and the like, visit the main site that runs this forum:

10-03-2004, 04:57 PM
Dreamweaver can take some time to master. I would suggest doing the tutorials etc BUt once you get the hang of it, it is a really powerful tool.

Totally understand your situation of taking on a project without being 100% adept technically (that it one of the best motivators to learn!)

I would however suggest that if you are getting up to speed, focus on getting the html to work and have a clean website and then dive into the "effects". As any bug in operating these effects can only make things more complicated and add to frustration/panic leves {some experience speaking here! ;) }

Welcome to web development and many hours of satisfaction!!! :thumbsup:

10-03-2004, 05:08 PM
And if you're looking for cool javascript effects and the like, visit the main site that runs this forum:

Brady: I'm pretty sure it's http://codearena.com/ that runs this forum ;)

10-03-2004, 05:13 PM
really? i was always under the impression it was http://www.javascriptkit.com

10-03-2004, 05:17 PM
http://codearea.com runs Dynamic Drive, JavaScript Kit, Freewarejava.com and CodingForums.com