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  1. Unleashed NRG

    Unleashed NRG Senior Member

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    Just wondering what coding is used on proboards. And is there any tuts which deals with it. Ive seen a few codes and i think they are css, very similar to myspace overlays. Is this true?
     
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    i have no idear. Try to google it
     
  3. johndapunk FTW

    johndapunk FTW Senior Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's Perl, but I could be wrong. It uses a Common Gateway Interface (hence the .cgi extensions), which is generally used for Perl (when pertaining to websites), but it can be another language.
     
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    There are a variety of codes used there. They have a lot of CSS codes, and yeah its a lot like myspace. You can get a premade layout with the codes to put them in. You can make your own layout and put it on with the same codes also. You can edit some codes that allow it. With all the codes that are their you can make a forum be extremely customized, but all the codes may slow down loading time. I had a proboards forum, but I'd rather use invision. Everything on proboards is also customizable.
     
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    johndapunk FTW Senior Member

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    What tha? CSS stands for 'Cascading Stylesheet', that just affects the look of the site. What is more important is the language that does all of the functions to deliver the html output to the browser.
     
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    There's a link to perl.com at the bottom of their site so it's highly likely.

    Oh and Zee: CSS does much more to save loading times than it does to increase them.
     
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    Yeah, but not all codes are CSS, and some of the CSS codes malfunction if they are in the wrong places. And some sites do have slow loading time. Unless your using firefox then some codes wont work altogether. I had a proboards forum so I kinda know what I'm talking about. The main thing anyone will have problems with is making or picking a skin, getting the coding right, and server issues.
     
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    Lol? CSS is supported by all broswer's current versions (at least the common ones.)

    If CSS code is not typed right, then it is just ignored by the broswer parsing. There is no malfunctioning. In the end, if the developer hasn't debugged his software to a point where he can blantly see that he made a CSS mistake, then he is just bad.

    By the way, external stylesheet decrease loading time. When you link a CSS file into a page, your broswer caches the file, which in turn optimizes loading time since you don't have to download all the CSS code everytime.

    All sites with slow loading time are almost ALWAYS due to these few problems:
    1. Too many images.
    2. A lot of information for a scritping language (ex: php) or interpreting language (perl) to parse.
    3. A lot of SQL queries (can create overhead)... and then parsing of the file via a scripting/interpreting language.

    HTML/CSS is by far the least time consuming part of this entire process.
     
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    Listen...

    Proboards default layer is not like myspace, my clan site uses proboards and, it's basically great forums but it's not like myspace in no ways. Heres a little contribution of an example:.

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    Thats default form, it looks nothing like myspace maybe the colors but when you go to click on the catogory alot changes. You see on the right hand side, it shows who posted in the thread and what is the threads name, kind of like these forums a little ehh?
     
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    Thank you to all of you for your in depth replies. It is much appreciated.
     
  11. johndapunk FTW

    johndapunk FTW Senior Member

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    Oh my god, you guys have like no clue about what you are talking about. All you guys think that is important is what the website looks like. Well, the programming design of the site can be close to another site, even though it looks nothing like it.

    Ok, this is very wrong. CSS does nothing to produce output to a page. It just holds classes that modify the output produced by a scripting/interpreting language.

    It is Perl. There are no tutorials that can teach you Perl, you have to read, you have to practice, you have to devote time. There are tutorials that teach you how to make a certain function etc, but it will never teach you what a book can.
     
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    Agreed. Although if you have programming experience (which I doubt) you could get away with just internet based resources.

    Just to bring how what Johndapunk said, of course two sites could be programmed identically but look completely different - how do you think forum skins work?

    Similarly, two sites could look exactly the same but be programmed completely differently. After all, the perl motto is something like 'there is more than one way to do it' or something similar.


    Just remember that CSS/HTML inform the browser as to how the page should be dislpayed, whereas php/perl/etc.* tell the browser how the pages should behave by running scripts server-side.







    * (etc isn't a scripting language by the way)
     

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