|Been busy with HTML again...
||[Sep. 17th, 2003|07:47 am]
Miss Von Trapp
Since I temporarily run out of space on vampgirl.com last January(till I buy more)...|
...my .co.uk sat doing nothing for months and months...
...so, at work tonight, I decided to do something with it...
...so I have.
Theatre resume, updated 'about me' and a whole gallery of pics from this year...
If your host supports PHP or SHTML, a good way to cut down on space would be to use server side includes. If they give you a database, better still. When I switched over to a database on my site I saved about 7MB! (Sounds like a diet doesn't it - "I lost 7 megs with the SQL plan)
And if you don't know how, I'm sure some local geek will be only too willing to lend a hand (descends into Tecwen Whittock-esque coughing fit)
Plus it's a breeze to update and add news etc, no more re-editing the whole page just to add a couple of lines.
And if you're so inclined, you can do little one-liner guestbooks and whatnot.
I'm trying to learn PHP/mySQL, it seems pretty straightforward, it's just stopping it running out of the holes in my brain that's hard. Plus my webspace doesn't support it - booo.
You certainly learn alot about webservers and all that though, setting up Apache. Heh I'll be a proper geek yet, right now I am a geek of all trades and powergeek of none.
PHP/MySQL is pretty easy, but unforgiving - whereas in HTML you can leave tags unclosed or whatever, with PHP you just get a vague message saying 'error in line 219' for example and you then have to a)find line 219 and b)figure out exactly what its problem is...
I bought a book called 'Beginning PHP' which is very informative, so I generally cobble together my code from that, or adapt other people's (eg the guestbook on my main site).
I haven't the foggiest idea about all of that...but I believe my site supports that stuff...
...would be only too willing to learn...
I'll burn my site to a cd sometime and maybe you can *fix* it hehe...
Wow I like ya site, *haha* Yay a fellow Tetris addict!=o}