And realistically how long is this going to take, before I can learn how to create an application like the one Mark made for me. Which is basically a screen that allows students to use as an electronic in/out bulletin board that shows whether a student is in or if they signed out. It also has a flashing green light to show that they are In or out and a time stamp .
Please be honest and let me know if I’m just dreaming or what track should I be taking to accomplish this or eventhough I love Hype, maybe I should be learning another language and not use Hype at all. Attached is a screenshot of the app I am referring to.
I’ve been working professionally with creating websites / web pages since 1994. A lot has changed since then. Part of the challenge of being a good web developer / designer is the way the Internet has changed - and keeps changing.
Today… especially here - https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/top …I see a lot of trendy technology. Angular.js, node.js, Ruby on Rails, etc, etc, etc… and a beginner might feel like they don’t know enough to keep up. What do I do? I ignore it.
There’s a lot of hate on PHP these days. I don’t care. They’re not paying my bills. About 23% of the world’s websites run on WordPress. (While 23% may sound small, that’s a huge number of websites.) That’s easy to setup in a LAMP environment… Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Even a beginner can do it in a few hours. Drupal (about 2% of the web) is great for managing complex websites. Drupal is also LAMP friendly. Acquia (the commercial side of Drupal) has an installer to setup a local LAMP environment with the Acquia Dev Desktop… https://docs.acquia.com/dev-desktop2
Are you dreaming?
I’ve been working towards running my own arcade (modernized from Brick-and-mortar to an online arcade) for decades. With Flash dying, things got seriously messed things up. But with Hype, I can see the pieces snapping together. Yes, it’s a lot to learn to make it happen…
Design (has to look pretty and be functional)
HTML5/CSS3 (One standard, but lots of browsers)
PHP / MySQL (for database driven apps)
Apache (Common web server)
Even after decades of experience, I still haven’t been able to do something that’s at a fairly moderate level of complexity. Part of it is just sitting down and getting it done. That’s hard to do when other projects have higher priority. The other part is that it is challenging stuff.
Initially I think Hype was really aimed at animation and inserting them into existing websites.
But especially now people want to use it to create whole websites. It was the first thing I did when I first came across Hype. I had built a intranet site for my colleagues some years back with Dreamweaver.
When I discovered Hype (again a while back) I completely redesigned the site from the ground up using Hype alone.
But I think you also need a foundation understanding of HTML, CSS and DOM Trees.
Gaining this will not take very long maybe a few months maybe much less. But for the basics not long at all.
My suggestion is that you look at the code academy link a gave you or similar sites.
It really does take you through the basics and will aid you in learning more advanced coding. It should also save you money on a tutor that I feel you do not need at this stage.
Once you have a good idea of the basics then you can think about a more advanced stuff which is just what syntax and commands to use and do’s and don’t’s. Thats why I can just research what I want to do if I am unsure, looking for commands that do or are close to what I want and then working out how to use them for my task.
I mention this because if you are reading through other people’s code not knowing this will trip you up.
Is there a tutorial that explains the use of JS with the elements not a Generic tutorial on the timeline and how to make a ball move on the screen lol