Forgot to mention that I spent several hours reading up on C# and a few other items the MS has coming out. C# sounds like an incredible advancement for ASP. The learning curve might be a little much for right now thou. Have some languages to put under my belt in the mean time. Just picked up Dreamweaver and read some about ultraDev. Might be a good way to go until I can complete the languages I need. Haven't used a WYSIWYG editor before except for Sam's tutorial for FrontPage 2000. Couldn't get past all the proprietary stuff in FrontPage so I didn't follow up on it. thanx krr ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Cook" <sck at biljettpoolen.se> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 2:20 AM Subject: RE: [thelist] using ASP and databases for images > Hi Kevin, > > I would suggest that if you have C as a ground language, then PHP may well > be easier to pick up than ASP - however the latest version of ASP, ASP+ will > include support for a new language called C#, which is going to be a kind of > subset of the C langauge with improved handling of Internet based > information (such as information returned from forms). I personally use both > for different purposes and I would suggest that PHP is great to program, but > I'm only used to using it on Linux. I have no idea how strong it is on > Windows. > > Sorry, I didn't want to muddy the waters for you, but your choice might be > made easier considering that there are no ISP's running ASP+ yet. There's > more information here: > <wrap> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/code/sample.asp%3Furl%3 > D/msdn-files/027/000/976/msdncompositedoc.xml > </wrap> > and at www.asptoday.com > > Aside from that, as a beginner, whichever method you choose, you should > almost certainly take an existing script and modify it to your needs. That's > how I have learnt every programming language I use today. It saves a LOT of > time and for the sort of functionality you require there are many solutions > already available. > > If you are looking to the future with your application and see that you will > need to update the selection frequently, then you are almost certainly > right, that a database solution will be best. However, even in that case, I > personally would store the images themselves in normal directories and the > the information about each image (name, order, description etc) in the > database itself. > > Wah - that looks like I've given loads of random info to you there! I hope > it ends up being helpful. > > .steve > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: kevin raleigh [mailto:krr at ix.netcom.com] > > Sent: den 11 augusti 2000 08:23 > > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > > Subject: Re: [thelist] using ASP and databases for images > > > > > > Just started reading about PHP and it sounds infinitely > > simpler to deploy. > > Not sure i mentioned this in my previous article but I took > > an intro course > > to the C language. After reading two intro articles for PHP > > it seems to me > > that if I need the facilities of a server language then PHP > > would be the > > obvious choice. > > Could you comment on this?? > > > > As for your suggestions, the reason I thought of a server > > image data base > > was that this would enable unlimited growth for the image > > catalog. I thought > > it would make it easier in the long run. > > Will have to spend some time looking thru your ideas before I go any > > further. > > > > Good news today! Just got my new software... Dreamweaver... > > Any comments, > > suggestions, etc...Already thinking of Ultradev... > > thanx > > krr > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !