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    Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

    by johnmolina8279 ·

    I want to create a tool-based online website for users. I am well-versed in HTML and CSS, but I don’t have much knowledge in PHP.

    Can any expert tell me what other things will be needed to create an online tool?

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    • #4240028
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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

      Can you explain what you mean with “tool-based”?
      Can you explain what you mean with “online website”? I doubt if an offline website is a good idea.
      Can you explain what you mean with “online tool”? Maybe just the same as website? Or some sub-category?

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      Can you share an example?

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

      Without using a link or URL, share at least one example.

      Now how would you create such a site?
      If you don’t know how, then you decide to learn the new skills to get it done.

      • #4240040

        Reply To: Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

        by johnmolina8279 ·

        In reply to Can you share an example?

        How can I show you examples without providing URLs? I am a bit confused and want to clear up this confusion. Is HTML and CSS enough to create a tool-based site?

        • #4240242
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          HTML and CSS only?

          by rproffitt ·

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          My answer will be “doubtful” to no. I can see how you could avoid some JavaScript.

          I see Kees noted some calculator URL which could be one of the spammed sites we see a lot of. So that’s not a good example of a tool website.

          Try writing what you think would be a tool-based website would be.

      • #4240041

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        by johnmolina8279 ·

        In reply to Can you share an example?

        You are responding so quickly. Is this an AI-generated answer? Or is a real person talking to me?

        • #4240064
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          by kees_b ·

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          Two things:
          1. rproffitt surely is a person, not a bot. In fact, he’s a moderator
          2. I saw your answer with a link to some grade-calculating site, but my Avast antivirus didn’t like it at all. But it was enough to tell you that a site that does calculations with user input (even if it doesn’t use other data, from some database or website) can’t be written with only HTML and CSS.

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      by prahladyeri ·

      In reply to Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

      You first want to visualize and conceptualize what exactly you want to build. Then the design of workflow and navigation come into the picture. It’s pointless to worry about the actual technology viz. HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, etc. until you do that homework first.

    • #4240956

      Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

      by johnsnow53334 ·

      In reply to Need Advice: Building a Tool-Based Website

      To create a tool-based online website, you’ll need to complement your HTML and CSS skills with several other technologies. Learn JavaScript for interactivity and consider using a front-end framework like React, Angular, or Vue.js. On the back end, learn PHP for server-side scripting and databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL for storing data. You might also explore frameworks such as Laravel for PHP. Alternatively, you can consider full-stack options like Node.js, Python with Django or Flask, or Ruby on Rails. Familiarize yourself with Git for version control and package managers like npm or Composer. Use build tools like Webpack or Gulp, and learn to create and consume APIs, focusing on RESTful APIs. Implement user authentication, authorization, and security practices to protect your site from vulnerabilities. For deployment, consider web hosting services like AWS, Heroku, or DigitalOcean, and use CI/CD pipelines like GitHub Actions. Ensure your site is responsive, SEO-friendly, and integrates analytics tools like Google Analytics. Focus on creating a good user experience (UX) and utilize online resources, documentation, and community forums to support your learning and development process.

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