Rich Internet Applications – thank you and goodbye!

We’re done, and I am so happy and exhausted. For those of you who read my blog (even from time to time) know that we have been working on a website. It’s been online all this time but I have decided not to publish the URL because of the constant changes (and sometimes bugs) that have occured.

http://prosjekt.hint.no/mmt135_v13/gruppe10

Here it is, please visit it and leave a comment for us. For my international readers, I am sorry that the entire page is in Norwegian but we found it was the easiest for us to do.

It’s not much, you might say…
We have been building the website from scratch!! When we started the course, we began by learning to code in HTML5.
This is the “skeleton” of our pages. We then styled the pages using something called CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), before we went on adding features with a scripting language called PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor).
We also had to add features (like the “guestbook”) using SQL (database). Finally we added features like the picture galleries, calculator and random quotes using Javascript.
We haven’t had any templates to work with, or any shortcuts – the site has been built bit by bit and has taken us a lot of working hours. So even if it does look unprofessional and a bit cheap… We’re still proud of what we’ve done in this course!
It’s insane how much work it takes to make everything run smoothly.

How the page looked like after our first assignment. The cute little piggie is Cyanine's drawing!! :D

How the page looked like after our first assignment. The cute little piggie is Cyanine’s drawing!! :D

So this is how the html pages I was in charge of, looked like when I first started out..

So this is how the html pages I was in charge of, looked like when I first started out..

Snippet of my pagination code. This is the code that splits the guestbook pages into 5 entries per page etc...

Snippet of my pagination code. This is the code that splits the guestbook pages into 5 entries per page etc…

Oh, and I have to mention, if you try our “crazy” stylesheet… YES, it’s supposed to be like that! When we were given the assignment to create stylesheets, we had to make one crazy/ugly one. It’s to show how important design really is and that you have to think thoroughly how you want to use colors, fonts, placement of elements etc.

It’s been a lot of fun and a lot of long hours, I’ve been troubleshooting weird errors and bugs like a hero!!

PS: If you want to learn more about webprogramming, please visit W3SCHOOLS.COM!! :)

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9 thoughts on “Rich Internet Applications – thank you and goodbye!

  1. Great post! I feel your pain. My answer to all of this was http://www.codecademy.com and a bunch of tutorials. It;s great to push yourself because it always pays of in the end. The website might not be perfect but I’m sure all the hours will pay off when you actually attempt it a second time. All my code had been front end, so I jealous you got to work with PHP a bunch.

  2. Good work! (And I agree with your top 5 games listed on the site!)

    Don’t stop now and keep the momentum! Coding is literally like a muscle. I find that I feel my skills fading even after a week on break!

    • Thank you :) and yes, my taste in top 5 games is marvelous ;)

      I agree with you on the comparison bit, we used Unity/Monodevelop and C# last semester, but havent had the chance/time/will to do stuff using those “tools” for months. Dino Dini was a guest lecturer at our school a couple of weeks ago and we did an AI-script… It was almost embarassing to see how quickly I had forgotten how to code…

      • Haha, the amount of time I spend at work using C# and then something simple as the syntax for a ‘foreach’ loop falls out of my head, is quite embarrasing. Thank goodness for Google.

        Doesn’t help that I delve into multiple languages at a time (Like it appears you have been doing also), because that is when syntax really does start screwing in your mind.

        Coincidentally, I’m currently doing a series on my blog developing a game from scratch using Unity/C# if you’re interested! :)

        Unity is really easy to get back into seeing as it utilises existing languages like JavaScript and C#.

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