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      04-08-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Drupal xampp

I am a complete noob with both of these. I used to create web pages years ago, but with dream weaver and html, I've since forgotten most html, and haven't used dreamweaver in ages.

I asked my brother how he is making pages and he told me about Drupal and xampp. I have them both up and running and I'm using drupal, still very novice about it all though. I've been watching videos at drupaldude.com, I still don't understand the ends and outs of what xampp is doing, and how I'm using Apache to access a server.

Any help as to where a good place to start learning is? Most things I find are over my head.

I'm sorry if these are stupid questions, when your new to something you don't know what you know.
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Taken an intro to web design class. I took one online a couple years back at a community college, really helps you learn the basics. But if not, a ton of programs are basically drag and drop and don't need any html or other coding to create.
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I took one several years ago but didn't give any information into programs like these. I'm catching onto Drupal quickly, I just don't understand exactly what xampp is doing and how it's doing it.
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What do you mean "what is xampp doing and how it's doing it?".

xampp stands for [cross-server] apache, mysql, php and perl.

Apache is your web server. it runs on the server at all times, listening for traffic coming in on port 80 (standard http port) and 443 if applicable (standard ssl port). You basically tell Apache where your files are located and it serves them up to the users that request them. This is just for static content, though, for dynamic sites you need something like PHP.

When you implement PHP, you are telling Apache to have PHP execute your scripts and generate content dynamically, usually because you want to fetch information from the database, which is where MySQL comes in. MySQL lets you store and retrieve data, in the case of Drupal it's storing your custom content.

Perl is more of a scripting language. Not sure how Drupal utilizes it (assuming it does).
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What do you mean "what is xampp doing and how it's doing it?".

xampp stands for [cross-server] apache, mysql, php and perl.

Apache is your web server. it runs on the server at all times, listening for traffic coming in on port 80 (standard http port) and 443 if applicable (standard ssl port). You basically tell Apache where your files are located and it serves them up to the users that request them. This is just for static content, though, for dynamic sites you need something like PHP.

When you implement PHP, you are telling Apache to have PHP execute your scripts and generate content dynamically, usually because you want to fetch information from the database, which is where MySQL comes in. MySQL lets you store and retrieve data, in the case of Drupal it's storing your custom content.

Perl is more of a scripting language. Not sure how Drupal utilizes it (assuming it does).
THis was helpful, and you answered my vaguely worded question, "what is xampp doing and how it's doing it?".
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Ok I've run into a problem. My website has a header at the top that has been sliced with CS3. I'm using the code that CS3 generates to display the image and it's in a table, each slice within seperate cells, but the images do not touch and the border of the table is still there.

border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">

I thought that bit of code would fix it.

Also the link work fine from my home apge, but once I navigate away the links no longer work. I am confused by this, I'm trying to find another folder that my site could be in but have had no luck. I am putting the files strait into xxamp/drupal/.

It seems like I have even less of an idea of what I'm doing than I thought when I started.
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