WPDFD Issue #74 - May 01, 2004
In trying to keep these tutorials as simple as possible, I have left out some more complicated aspects which are not key to learning the principles – but can't be ignored. Without going too deeply into the inner workings, I'm going to explain how to make sure that you and the browsers are talking the same language. That means putting a line of text at the top of your Web page markup called a 'DocType' – the type of document it is.
I have no idea what a 'Gimp' is but computer users of a UNIX persuasion will recognise that it as the name of an open source (read 'free') graphics editor that is often compared to PhotoShop for its range of features and abilities. 'Open source' means that the source code is available at no cost to anybody that wants to download it, use it, modify it, use it to fill empty hard drives – whatever.
I used to be very fond of a good horror movie. I'm not talking about the Freddie-come-latelies but the classic Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman and 'living dead' movies that are now being resurrected by Universal Studios to support the new Van Helsing blockbuster. Reports this week tell of the necrotic hand of yet another monster breaking unhallowed soil to grasp at the full moon. The return of the Son of the Daughter of Netscape Seven rises from the dead, rides again, meets Abbott and Costello, the sequel - TWO, is about to hit the screen!