Open forum website with HTML5?
Hi, I would like create a website that will serve mostly as an open forum for discussing various ideas. I am currently learning HTML5 on notepad++, so will this be able to create the forum I am aiming for? I also plan on updating the forum (graphics, pictures, shortcuts, etc...) on a almost daily basis. I have no problem with spending a lot of time learning the programming part, but will HTML5 do the job? I am also kind of worried if I can even put things like background graphics and animations on the website.
- ChrisLv 76 years agoBest Answer
HTML5 is used to describe the structure and content of a single web page. A forum needs database access and a back end (basically a script that puts together dynamic HTML5). This is commonly done with PHP, a server-side scripting language.
It goes like this:
Visitor wants to see page x -> php script puts together html page based on x and database -> finished html document is sent to visitor's browser and displayed
On the other hand, if you main goal is not to learn how to create a forum but to create one, go with a ready-made solution like SMF or phpBB.
- FrancoLv 66 years ago
I am currently learning HTML5 on notepad++, so will this be able to create the forum I am aiming for? No.
I have no problem with spending a lot of time learning the programming part, but will HTML5 do the job? No.
- HeysqlLv 56 years ago
HTML will only do basic things such as basic graphics and layouts.
- 6 years ago
learning and testing PHP and MySQL require XAMPP
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