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The World of Web Development
Cindy Royal, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Texas State University
School of Journalism and Mass Co...
Intro
•
html
•
css
•
ftp
•
how to get a domain,
•
file organization
•
javascript, etc.
•
Flash
Then, this idea of using da...
Intro
•
html
•
css
•
ftp
•
how to get a domain,
•
file organization
•
javascript, etc.
•
Flash
Then, this idea of using da...
Web Development Categories

Basic HTML design

Programming emerges

Blog Platforms

Content Management Systems

Web F...
Basic HTML Design

HTML – early 90s, language of the Web

Became XHTML to add structure, conventions
– early 2000's; now...
Web Programming

Server-side

ASP, ColdFusion, PHP, Java, Python, Ruby,

Databases – MySQL

Powerful functionality, se...
Blog Platforms

Started as platform for online journaling; Web sites for
people who didn't know html.

Early platforms –...
Content Management Systems

Wordpress has often been modified as CMS

Drupal

Joomla
Web Frameworks

Set up frameworks for Web programming
languages

Easy way to provide for common methods and
actions; con...
Data Visualization is the Future
Open Source Tools
• Google – Charts and Fusion Tables
• Chart.js and HighCharts
• Scraperwiki
• Datawrapper
• Tableau Publ...
Challenges Ahead

Lots to learn

Different ways to tell stories

Programming

Focus

Innovate!
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The World of Web Development

  1. 1. The World of Web Development Cindy Royal, Ph.D Associate Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication croyal@txstate.edu www.cindyroyal.com www.onthatnote.com tech.cindyroyal.net @cindyroyal
  2. 2. Intro • html • css • ftp • how to get a domain, • file organization • javascript, etc. • Flash Then, this idea of using data on Web sites came about, and programs like PHP and ASP allowed programming concepts that allowed the Web to connect to databases. Now, there are multiple ways to have a fully featured, archived and searchable online presence, without having to know every technology. You can visualize these in phases or categories.
  3. 3. Intro • html • css • ftp • how to get a domain, • file organization • javascript, etc. • Flash Then, this idea of using data on Web sites came about, and programs like PHP and ASP allowed programming concepts that allowed the Web to connect to databases. Now, there are multiple ways to have a fully featured, archived and searchable online presence, without having to know every technology. You can visualize these in phases or categories.
  4. 4. Web Development Categories  Basic HTML design  Programming emerges  Blog Platforms  Content Management Systems  Web Frameworks  Other
  5. 5. Basic HTML Design  HTML – early 90s, language of the Web  Became XHTML to add structure, conventions – early 2000's; now moving to HTML5  Cascading Stylesheets – CSS – 1996; current implementation CSS3  Javascript (1995), Flash (1996), AJAX, JQuery  All client-side languages – activity occurs at the client (user) level
  6. 6. Web Programming  Server-side  ASP, ColdFusion, PHP, Java, Python, Ruby,  Databases – MySQL  Powerful functionality, server-side includes, post data to forms, populate sites with data  Gave rise to Content Management Systems
  7. 7. Blog Platforms  Started as platform for online journaling; Web sites for people who didn't know html.  Early platforms – Open Diary, LiveJournal late '90s  Blogger -started 1999 by Evan Williams (also Twitter) and Meg Hourihan; purchased by Google 2003  Movable Type – 2001; Six Apart  Wordpress – 2003; can host yourself or on their site  Also Tumblr a
  8. 8. Content Management Systems  Wordpress has often been modified as CMS  Drupal  Joomla
  9. 9. Web Frameworks  Set up frameworks for Web programming languages  Easy way to provide for common methods and actions; connection to database  Ruby on Rails – written in Rails  Django - Python  CakePHP  Static site generators like Middleman
  10. 10. Data Visualization is the Future
  11. 11. Open Source Tools • Google – Charts and Fusion Tables • Chart.js and HighCharts • Scraperwiki • Datawrapper • Tableau Public • Timeline.js
  12. 12. Challenges Ahead  Lots to learn  Different ways to tell stories  Programming  Focus  Innovate!

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