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Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:48 AM

Hello! I purchased a domain to practice my web development skills. I got a .info domain and I'm using the free linux hosting package. I want to develop a blog with html and css only. I figure those are the first things I should try to master. My question is this. Is it still possible to create a "modern" (for lack of a better term) blog using only html/css? It's something I want to learn and I'm not ready to spend the money to upgrade to a package where I can use Wordpress or something similar. What do you think? Thanks!

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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:13 AM

View Postagentjk, on 29 June 2010 - 01:48 PM, said:

My question is this. Is it still possible to create a "modern" (for lack of a better term) blog using only html/css?

Even if you use something like Wordpress, what the end user sees is HTML/CSS/Javascript. So "modern" is as far as your skills go. (that you may have a hell of creating that "modern" content is a completely different matter.)
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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:56 AM

You can't build a blog just using HTML and CSS if thats what you mean. Because you need to be able update a blog with new content and this is done via a web based front end, you need a way to store, display and add to it, hence you need a database to store it, and a server side language to extract the data, so you might use PHP and MySQL in addition to HTML and CSS for instance.
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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:45 AM

You CAN build a rudimentary blog using only HTML and CSS. You merely have to hard code the new content each and every time.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:15 AM

I guess yes. Personally I would not call that a blog myself but I suppose it would qualify as one.
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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:04 PM

By its strict definition a blog is merely an online journal. Doesn't have to run from a database or populate content dynamically or be written in a specific language. It only has to exist online and be journalistic in nature.
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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:43 PM

Agreed
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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:10 PM

View Posthusseycoding, on 29 June 2010 - 09:15 AM, said:

I guess yes. Personally I would not call that a blog myself but I suppose it would qualify as one.


LOL the readers won't know the diff
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Re: Create html/css blog still possible?

Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:43 AM

Thanks all!
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