XML Is About To Rock Your World

Written by Bill Daugherty

Envision a world in which you buy a new home appliance and it introduces itself to all of your other appliances and they figure out how to work together. Went you start your movie player it ordersrepparttar lights to dim,repparttar 118061 microwave to poprepparttar 118062 popcorn andrepparttar 118063 telephone to hold all your calls untilrepparttar 118064 movie is over.

This may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but it is just aroundrepparttar 118065 corner thanks to an extensible markup language called XML. It sounds like your t-shirt size, but it is a powerful new addition torepparttar 118066 e- world and it is going to rock your world good.

A relative of HTML, XML promises to becomerepparttar 118067 common language for PCs, Macs and any other device that has a computer chip. The possibilities are endless.

This common language for all devices will make it possible to have networked cars and offices.

Automobiles that have allrepparttar 118068 components talking to one other and making adjustments based onrepparttar 118069 data received. Offices where allrepparttar 118070 machines, not just computer terminals, will be able to work together in a coordinated manner that will makerepparttar 118071 whole system many times more powerful and productive thatrepparttar 118072 individual machines working alone. XML andrepparttar 118073 Internet.

Don't Let HTML Scare Or Deter You From Getting Your Business Online!

Written by Joe Reinbold

Many new internet marketers or prospective online business owners balk atrepparttar idea of having to become familiar with HTML so that they can create and/or modify their future web pages. And it is one ofrepparttar 118060 most common questions I get asked by new subscribers and visitors to my site - "Do I have to know HTML?" I went throughrepparttar 118061 same anxiety and reservations when we were first considering taking our business online. I took a look atrepparttar 118062 HTML that made up some ofrepparttar 118063 web pages and said WOW, whatrepparttar 118064 heck is that!

HTML or HyperText Markup Language is one ofrepparttar 118065 major languages onrepparttar 118066 Web used to write web pages. It gives yourepparttar 118067 ability to combine text, pictures, sounds and links all in one page.

I had no background in programing or even an inkling of what HTML was or how it worked. It seemed like an obstacle that I wouldn't be able to get around. But I was determined to get my online business up and running and I didn't have a budget that would allow me to contract out my web page development.

So I started asking around about HTML on different discussion boards and did some searches and was surprised atrepparttar 118068 amount of information that was available free. There are many sites out there with lessons on how to use HTML to construct a web page. Likewise there are many sites with free graphics, free cgi and java scripts. So it wasn't long before I had a basic web page put together and it also wasn't long before I started understanding some ofrepparttar 118069 coding and could mess around with it to make a page look different.

I want to digress a bit here in discussing my learning curve. During my research about HTML, I found out that there were a number of software products that made working with HTML in constructing a web page relatively simple. These programs actually allowed you to construct a great web page with out really knowing HTML at all. The one that I started out with was called "Hot Dog" available at www.sausage.com.au (I am not kidding aboutrepparttar 118070 name, that's what it's called) and its cost is just under $100. I have been using it since mid-1998. I don't sell it so I am not looking for a commission. I found it easy to learn and use even though I had little or no experience with HTML. I subsequently purchased Frontpage2000 but I still use Hot Dog because I find it simpler. If you are interested in Frontpage you can find some tips and how to tutorials at www.microsoft.com/frontpage

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