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div tag over table tag AND JSAS question

Post by canadiantrip » Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:52 pm

Hi guys. Im trying to design my own template and got few questions:
1. Why use div over table? Sorry, mas familiar kasi ako sa table. I stopped designing about 5 years ago.:) So not really updated with design tech.
2. Are you using JSAS to test your templates? Im having problem installing joomla in JSAS. The problem has something to do with login to the mysql. I just entered default user " root" and empty password but still  wont work. Any idea?

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Re: div tag over table tag AND JSAS question

Post by deathwingpnx » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:58 am

canadiantrip wrote: Hi guys. Im trying to design my own template and got few questions:
1. Why use div over table? Sorry, mas familiar kasi ako sa table. I stopped designing about 5 years ago.:) So not really updated with design tech.
2. Are you using JSAS to test your templates? Im having problem installing joomla in JSAS. The problem has something to do with login to the mysql. I just entered default user " root" and empty password but still  wont work. Any idea?
First Im not good at graphics so I cant help you much on that.  But I used tables in my design of my template.  In the case of div, for me, I could do a lot more useful things with it such as tabs and combine it with javascript functions.

On you the issue of JSAS, I donot reccommend it.  I still prefer the step by step way of installing Apache, PHP and MySQL (PgSQL)  separately.  One thing in doing this, is you get more familiar with those apps and being able to install and configure it from nothing is a very rewarding experience.  Yes ofcourse, it is a little bit difficult, but when you accomplish it, you have the satifaction that you have done it manually and learned a lot from it.  Probably, after being familiar with the hard way you can now do it  the easy way, atleast you already know how it works.

I do recommed.
Ubuntu Linux
http://www.ubuntu.com/

Apache, PHP, My or PG SQL Installation and configuration
https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/servergu ... rking.html

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Re: div tag over table tag AND JSAS question

Post by teng » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:09 pm

canadiantrip wrote: Hi guys. Im trying to design my own template and got few questions:
1. Why use div over table? Sorry, mas familiar kasi ako sa table. I stopped designing about 5 years ago.:) So not really updated with design tech.
Well div has many advantages over table like it makes your site loads faster. Div is mostly used in conjuction with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and makes your site accessible. There are many topics regarding css over the web and here are some of them:

http://www.philweavers.net/articles/view/id/37/
http://www.w3schools.com/css/
http://www.csstutorial.net/
http://glish.com/css/

Sites done with div/css:
www.cssbeauty.com
www.stylegala.com
www.cssmania.com
www.churchbeauty.com

canadiantrip wrote: 2. Are you using JSAS to test your templates? Im having problem installing joomla in JSAS. The problem has something to do with login to the mysql. I just entered default user " root" and empty password but still  wont work. Any idea?
You have to create first your database using PHP MyAdmin. Using your jsas panel, click admin -> PHP MyAdmin -> Then create  an empty database there. Note: Just create the name of the database and do not create its contents. Joomla will do this automatically.

You may also want to use portable XAMMP  from http://portableapps.com/apps/development/servers/xampp. You can unzip it to your thumb drive (or flash drive) or in your hard drive.

I'm currently using both jsas and xammp depending on my mood.

Hope this helps. Regards.
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