These are "think pieces" that deal with topics other than coding
- Working with Databases:
|●||To Use or Not to Use a Database? That is the Question. - This is a brief overview of databases for those of you who have ever considered using a database with your website.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 1 - Learn about tables, keys and relational databases.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 2 - Learn about some basic datatypes and creating tables.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 3 - Learn about putting data into your database and changing it once it's there.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 4 - Learn about getting data out of your database with the SELECT statement.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 5 - Learn about sorting, grouping and refining the SELECTion process.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 6 - Learn about aggregate functions, DISTINCT and how to achieve the all too powerful ability to delete.|
|●||Database Basics: Part 7 - A final wrap-up on database basics with some practical uses and suggestions on where to go with your new found SQL knowledge.|
Web Site Design Goodies
Chapter Two:Before You Write A Word
Can you make them without paying hundreds for software? Yep.
Here's a full list. It's a long page so be patient.
This reference piece attempts to cover all HTML tags (including HTML 4.0), all CSS commands, and all script formats in terms of what browsers will support them. The AOL and Opera browsers are included.
Everything you could even want to know about the three most popular Internet image formats.
How about a list of terms you need to be able to speak about so you can sound smart at the next computer club meeting? Here it is.
Read some of the rules and regs that are in effect on the WWW, find out how to copyright your own stuff, and recognize what laws apply to you.
If you're going to offer pages as downloads, this may the way to go.
You'll need to take some steps to make sure a page does not cache in all browsers.
The W3C has set up page design guidelines that you can follow to allow those using disabled assistant browsers to better read your pages. Here are the highlights and some links to get you started.
Like 'em or hate 'em, cookies are part of the WWW. Here's a description of what a cookie is and how you can use them to help keep track of your visitors.
This is what I think. Hopefully, it will help! But if not, please feel free to ignore everything I write.
What is it? How in the world does it work?
Help those who may not be surfing with English as a default. Get this into your HEAD.
Want www.MYGREATPAGE.com? Here are a few tips to get things under way.
Here are 21 tips to help you write pages that load equally on all browsers, on all screen settings.
What is it? How is it done? What are the concerns?
Get people to your site -- get on the search engines. Here's how.
A lot of people coming to your page? Get a few dollars along the way! Here are the ups and down of getting advertising on your site.
Impress those who can't find what they want on your pages.
These are great for aiding the user in navigation while not slowing the loading of your page through image flip rollovers.
What exactly does that 404 error mean? What about that 412 error and that pesky 501 error? Here are the answers to all your server error questions.
Find out what the Y2K bug means to the Internet and you!
XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. Is it the wave of the Internet future?