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, 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 Java 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 use classic 'Lake' example, where you have a picture of a mountain on top of a lake, and 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:
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:
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. Once splash messages have been completed, script will navigate to URL of your choice. It also includes a link on 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 customize 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 about 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 until 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.