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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

AJAXian Site Comparison with Alexa

Joe Walker has created an interesting AJAX mashup using Alexa data, making Alexa a bit more useful.

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Hey Brad,

I kind of forgot about our little talk on my blog at wordpress and now that i have remembered i'd like to get the ball rolling.

I do believe you told me that you would help me with anything i needed help on with ajax, javascript, or things like that.

Firstly, i'd like to know what the hell does IMHO mean? And secondly, what is the easiest coding language you know, that is the most effective, based off of html?

And where can i start to be most effective with web 2.0?
 
Hey Third, good to hear from you.

IMHO means "In My Humble Opinion". It's a way to give an opinion, but sound humble ;)

What is the easiest coding language... thats a hard one actually. Scripting languages in general are probably the easiest. I would recommend the client-side web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and PHP for the server-side technology, probably the simplest. I find Ruby on Rails pretty easy and elegant, but I don't think it's as easy. It's up to you; do you like client side or server side stuff more? Based on what I've read on your blog, it seems like your interests are on the client side (such as modifying the browser, for example). You might want to try getting good at JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, since that those are one of the fundamental languages used to customize Firefox and Flock (plus you can build interesting AJAXy and Web 2.0 apps with them).

Where can you be most effective.... well, it's probably best to start with some small projects that are interesting to you, to get good at the technologies. Do you have some initial ideas you'd like to explore? I can help you to hone and refine them into a series of realistic steps that you can knock off piece by piece, learning the technology as you go.

Have you played with any of the techhnologies above yet? Did any of them seem more fun and interesting to you than the others? Thats probably the most important; what stuff feels the most fun to you to play with.
 
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