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veronika
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Hi all,
I am designing a non-profit's new web site in css. I am just a designer/html person, I don't have much programming experience. The site will need a few pages where search functions will access databases, (currently in access) and a page or two with forms that generate email to the host.
Ideally, what language do you suggest be used to carry out these functions? The non-profit has contracted a couple of asp programmers to help. I've heard that .net compatability with css is terrible.
Please excuse my all-too-apparent lack of knowledge.
Thanks,
V.

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Re: Real Newbie, development (back end) compatability questi

veronika wrote:
Hi all,
I am designing a non-profit's new web site in css. I am just a designer/html person, I don't have much programming experience. The site will need a few pages where search functions will access databases, (currently in access) and a page or two with forms that generate email to the host.
Ideally, what language do you suggest be used to carry out these functions? The non-profit has contracted a couple of asp programmers to help. I've heard that .net compatability with css is terrible.
Please excuse my all-too-apparent lack of knowledge.
Thanks,
V.

Hi Veronika,

Actually the server-side scripting language has no bearings on CSS or HTML standards compatibility. It is how the generated output is coded by the programmer.

If it's a Microsoft based database that you're going to access, ASP does have excellent support for it (hey, what do you expect... they are from the same company Wink ).

But let's say you're more proficient with PHP, there's a nice abstraction layer that you could use called ADOdb.

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Real Newbie, development (back end) compatability question

For my 2c I would not use Access or any of its related technologies at all. Give me mysql and php everytime.

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Real Newbie, development (back end) compatability question

Root wrote:
For my 2c I would not use Access or any of its related technologies at all. Give me mysql and php everytime.

...seconded.

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