sixhours.net has a new look!


sixhours.net has a new look!
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I finally broke down and decided to make good use of the one MySQL database my Web host provides and learn PHP. I decided that I can’t call myself a Web geek without knowing one of the most popular Web programming languages. This little project captured my attention for a good part of the week.

The result is a Web site that is 500 times easier to update and maintain, and for you, dear Internets, there are new RSS feeds to subscribe to. As soon as I realized how useful RSS is for reading my favorite blogs, I realized it would be doubly useful for my own Web site!

A lot of credit goes to the S.O., the resident PHP guru, for patiently answering my questions and, at points, just coding the darned thing for me. I still can’t quite get my head around nested “for” loops, but I’m working on it.

Now I just need to get working on some new stuff to fill it up!

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4 thoughts on “sixhours.net has a new look!

  1. Cathy says:

    Yes, I’m not sure why everytbhing has to be so complicated with codes…I’m sure it’s to make us seem even more dense when it comes to computer programming! I have no idea what I’m talking about so bear with me – is it anything like html code? The reason I ask is because when I had to do some coding of this nature, someone very thoughtfully put me onto a site that does the coding for you ie you type normally then click “convert” – so much less taxing on the brain! lol

  2. Caroline says:

    PHP is like HTML in that the end result is a Web site, but that’s where the similarity stops.PHP is usually supported by a database – for example, I enter my photographs into an online spreadsheet and they’re automatically displayed on a portfolio page. I don’t have to physically go to the HTML of the page to add photos or change text. Or like Blogger – you type in what you want to say and an entry is generated for you. Updates are much less time consuming!What you’ve described is a WYSIWYG editor – “What you see is what you get”. You type in your text and the code that is generated is HTML. It allows one to build a Web site without knowing the code.It is complicated, but at my day job I’m a Web developer, so it’s what I do!

  3. d says:

    hello! just checking by. i used to have you on LJ but i’m not sure where you went to. your work is coming along so beautifully. they look so crisp and beautifully lit. i want to see more πŸ™‚

  4. Caroline says:

    Hey, D! Thank you!I started working full-time about a year ago so I stopped taking photos for a while. I moved over to Vox, and Blogger. Glad you found me again! πŸ˜€

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