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  1. Why am I not surprised...I still live at home, so I am spared the evils of dorm life (and in turn, presented with a different evil: a 1 hour commute).
  2. XAMP= X (os)+ Apache + MySQL + PHP. XAMP in a generic term which includes both WAMP and LAMP.C++ as a web language is not where it's at. while it is certainly possible to use Managed C++ (which, frankly, isn't even real c++ anymore) under .Net (in fact it's possible to run Cobol under .Net and use it if you like), it was not designed for that purpose, and is thus a bit counterproductive. C# and VB are much better options in this sense.
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.Yes it's unconventional, and yes it's expensive, but it is awesome for doing ASP.Net development
  4. I could see this as a neat feature, but I think that the cost of hosting, plus the demands of maintaining this thing would be way beyond the benefits that a few would gain from yet another free web host.While I know its not possible for absolutely everyone, I would recommend that everyone who is serious about doing web development purchase some serverspace somewhere. Save up a bit, and bite the bullet. Space can be had anywhere from $6/month at Powweb for 20gigs + PHP/MySQL/CGI to $3/month at GoDaddy for static pages. $3/month is only $36 for a full year, which is within almost everyone's reach.I remember when I bought my server space, it was a big deal for me (back then it was actually $100/year for 5 gigs at Powweb). I wasn't sure if I'd be able to use my space, if I had wasted money, etc. I've never regretted it, and still have my space (though now it's much cheaper, and I have far more space). I got a free, real domain name, which looks much better than something ending in .tk.Free web hosting is great for making a quick page about something to share with some friends. However, it's limited flexibility makes it all but useless for learning, and its freeness makes it totally unsuitable for business hosting.In any case, given my position, I believe it would a supreme waste of time, effort, and money for this site to attempt to add to the free web space flurry....let's instead let them concentrate on doing what they started this site to do: writing some tutorials, and maintaining the ones they have (which is more than a full time job).//Matt
  5. Right- PHP includes work well, but you have to have server side scripting access.
  6. Ok, well, why not:My name is Matthew Schultz, I am the web designer, developer, engineer, artist, manager, owner, and everything else at Abstract Approach Digital Solutions, which is my little one-man band...err company. I specialize in ASP.Net, especially MSSQL, XML, and C#. I know most (certainly not all, just most of the really important ones) everything else, at least in some part (the last time I made a list, it was too long to post). I've been coding for about 9 years (which is odd considering I'm 18..and also explains why I'm familiar with so many languages/standards), one year of which has been professional (or, at least, for hire). I am a computer science (duh) student at Arizona State University.I'm here mostly to help others out...I do so mostly because it helps me learn things more completely. Nothing is truly mastered until you can teach it to another....and so such is my goal on this forum.I like music, mostly instrumental (of any genre basically), and I dabble in composing with my keyboard (which sucks (I never thought a keyboard could crash, but I was wrong...this one crashes more than IE7 on Windows ME)..almost as bad as most of my music).I also like chess, and played competitively for several years (I stopped because I have more important things to do). I also experiment with algorithmic art, mostly in the form of fractals.So basically I'm a programmer nerd who will lose his eyesight by 30 to his crt (I love my 2048x1536 monitor with nice warm colors...try to get that in an lcd for under $1000...) monitor after staring at it for upwards of 12 hours a day (but hey, I can play both the keyboard and chess blind, so no worries).//Matt
  7. I get most of my information on this particular subject from Wikipedia, with some coming as well from the w3c documents (which I try to avoid reading where possible, since they are very hard to read, but are always fully informative). If you're interested in the subject, the WP article on URI is a very good place to start. They also cover IRI, which I did not..... Thanks, I'll keep that in mind (hopefully my explanations will turn out at least slightly better than the w3c documents).//Matt
  8. Nope. Schema doesn't care about anything but element names. (read my other post Here for more about schemas and what can, cannot, should, and shouldn't be done with them, along with a more theoretical definition of XML).Your solution here, however, is simple: inheritance: <schema xmlns="...schema ns..."> <complexType name="rowType" abstract="true"> <element name="row_id" type="string" /> <element name="row_country_code" type="string /> <!--and all the others (but Neither issuers nor private--> </complexType> <complexType name="issuers_rowType"> <complexContent> <extension base="target:rowType"> <element name="issuers" type="integer"/> </extension> </complexContent> </complexType> <complexType name="private_rowType"> <complexContent> <extension base="target:rowType"> <element name="private" type="integer"/> </extension> </complexContent> </complexType></schema> //Matt
  9. AbstractApproach

    Please Help Me

    It uses sessions. Here's the basic concept:Get user credentials with a form Validate them on the server with server data If validated, track their progress with a session so that pages know which user is which Design pages that only work in the presence of that session. These pages are therefore only accessable if logged in. This is not the place to explain exactly how sessions work, there are plenty of other places which do.
  10. The best way I know of to make color schemes is to use an image, preferably a picture of something in nature, and take at least two and at most five distinct colors from it, then maybe a few shades of each to make up your scheme.Using your image in the page then becomes a good idea, of course.But if you made me choose, with those colors, I'd probably use some sort of high saturation red, maybe something like #fa0105 or something similar.//Matt
  11. That's a fairly big task, and well beyond the scope of a simple explanation of concept. What you're talking about is session management, and you need to make all of the different sessions work together, which means you need to understand the session models for each case, then write something that will transfer them. I'm not sure how much experience exactly you have, but if you're completely new to php, this is a pretty bad intro project; try some simple things like dynamic pages and data accesses first. Work your way through php tutorials (start with the w3cs one, of course), do exmple projects, and learn the ideas of web programming a bit more. While your there, learn the internals of phpBB, especially its session system (which is MySQL based) along with your other systems. Beyond that, if this is mission-critical, I suggest hiring a coder, I'm sure you can find one for a small project like this for fairly cheap.//Matt
  12. Sounds like malware to me (almost always the answer to any IE problem).Might I suggest Firefox (ok, and for completeness Opera also).//Matt
  13. Not much. In general, an IDE is a text editor with features geared towards programmers, ranging from simple context coloring of code to complete development, project managment, source control, build/compile tools, and others.Notepad is a text editor. Visual Studio, Eclipse, and Dreamweavers are IDE's.
  14. yeh true, didn't think of that one....
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