Make your website scream with excitement with Java!

Written by Johnathan Wyka-Warzecha

Several years ago, Java was introduced. It was slow. Now, computers have beefed up,repparttar internet is a lot faster, and Java is a serious language. It can lower costs, and REALLY get people talking about your website! I'll cover:

1) WHAT is Java, and how can it help me? 2) WHY Java NOW? 3) WHY is Javarepparttar 119128 next BIG THING? 4) CONCLUSIONS

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1) WHAT is Java, and how can it help me?

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Java is basically a programming language that can be integrated into browsers, and add spice to a website. One beautiful thing is its 'reusability', and 'ease of use'.

For example -- I will userepparttar 119129 classic 'Lake' example, where you have a picture of a mountain on top of a lake, andrepparttar 119130 water ripples.

Before Java, you needed expensive graphics software and several hours to make it ripple. Using a Java applet, all you have to do is include something like:

in your webpage, and now you now have a picture of a lake that ripples! To changerepparttar 119131 image, simply change repparttar 119132 name ofrepparttar 119133 file (the "lake.jpg")!

So -- Java makes it VERY easy to add and change functionality in your website.

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2) WHY Java NOW?

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About five years ago, Java was introduced, and ran it really slowly. The main browsers (Netscape & Internet Explorer) that supported Java were 'brand' new. And,repparttar 119134 computers they ran on were slow. If you had a 'top ofrepparttar 119135 line computer', it meant you had a Pentium-133 machine (and friends were usually jealous that you could afford such a 'fine' piece of hardware). Most people were just learning what E-Mail was.

All that has changed.

Microsoft & Netscape have re-written their browsers' JVM (java virtual machine), and optimized it to make Java lightning fast.

Pentium-III 550 MHz machines cost less thanrepparttar 119136 Pentium-133 models did. Plus, they are more than three times faster, because of faster graphics accelerator cards, increased RAM and so forth. And most people have one of these newer machines, because ofrepparttar 119137 low cost (or special 'package' deals that ISP's made with computer makers for 'free' or 'low cost' computers)

So, now Java is fast, and can be easily used, with low development costs.

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3) WHY is Javarepparttar 119138 next BIG THING?

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A) NO PLUGINS ARE REQUIRED! Most internet users find it EXCEPTIONALLY annoying to have to wait 3 or 4 minutes to download a special plug-in to hear audio, another special plug-in to see 3D images, and so forth. JAVA DOES NOT REQUIRE PLUGINS! Practically 99% of all internet browsers ALREADY SUPPORT JDK 1.0.2, (which isrepparttar 119139 'main' version of Java in use today).

Spice Up Your Web Site with JavaScript

Written by Shelley Lowery

JavaScript is a scripting language designed for use within a web page and/or on a web server. It is used to create special effects within a web page. Elements such as links, images and forms can be manipulated using this powerful technology.

Unlike CGI scripts, JavaScript can be placed directly into your HTML code. It can also reside on your server and be called from a small code within your web page.

This powerful scripting language can be used to create special effects on your web page such as link effects, mouseovers, image roll overs, navigational systems and much more.

Here are a few great scripts to get you started:

Navigation Bar

This script is actually a combination of JavaScript and HTML better known as DHTML. It will enable you to have a mouseover navigational menu atrepparttar top of your web page. When you place your mouse overrepparttar 119127 main menu, a drop down menu will appear. As you move your mouse overrepparttar 119128 drop down menu, each selection is highlighted. This navigation menu is very similar torepparttar 119129 menu used at

Dynamic Splash Screen

If you've ever wanted to set up a splash screen for your web page, Dynamic Splash Screen will do just that. Splash pages can be used to tell your visitors a little bit about your site or whatever you'd like. The great thing about this script is that it is constructed using a single page. Oncerepparttar 119130 splash messages have been completed,repparttar 119131 script will navigate torepparttar 119132 URL of your choice. It also includes a link onrepparttar 119133 splash page that says, "Skip Intro." Nice effect.

Pausing Up and Down Menu Scroller

This nice little script will enable you to have linked text that scrolls upwards and will pause between each message. You can choose to include a background image and customizerepparttar 119134 background color and box size. This script provides a nice way to announce new additions to your site or whatever you'd like.


Create mouseover popup boxes for your text links. This great script can be used to include information aboutrepparttar 119135 links, tips or whatever you'd like. It can create simple mouseover popup boxes or can even create a popup box that will stay open untilrepparttar 119136 user wants to close it. The boxes can also be displayed with or without a caption and colors can be customized. This is a great little script.

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