Some folks just love to get under the hood, see what's going on in there. Others would just as soon not even know.
At Potlikker we don't demand or expect that you know or even care to know about all of this techno-mumbo-jumbo. But since it's our hobby, and since some clients have a real interest in the technical details, here is an attempt to catalog some of the many technologies we bring to bear to help you get what you want.
To the right is a brief run-down on the most common technologies we use. For more details, click the hyperlinked technologies and see the third column.
The following list includes some of the technologies that I've worked with:
- HTML - The basic markup language of the web.
- Cascading Style Sheets (CCS) - uses the 'stylesheet' concept with HTML
- DHTML - a combination of client-side technologies that enable user-interactive display of page elements
- PHP - a free, well-supported server-side scripting language
- ASP - Microsoft's server-side scripting environment
- WordPress - Potlikker has set up and maintained several sites using the WordPress blogging engine, which is built using PHP
- Microsoft SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) and 2010 - more info coming soon
ASP ("Active Server Pages") is Microsoft's proprietary server-side programming environment. "Server-side" means that the processing is done on the web server where your site is hosted, and not on your home computer. All installations of ASP are on Microsoft servers.
ASP can do most of what PHP can, but it is not free. ASP (now often referred to as 'classic ASP') is a key component in Microsoft's .NET technology.
For more on ASP, you may want to go to the source.