Re: [Clip] Color Highlighting Clips Updated
- I also like being able to test locally as it things much easier when I
move the files to the online server. I also use includes on just about
everything but the content portion of a page (header, footer, menus,
info columns, etc.
I'm not sure what you folks use but I've been using Xampp for several
years and I like it. It is simple to setup on Windows (I've yet to try
it with Vista Ultimate but probably will soon). I can run MySQL
databases with it as well as php, etc. and it works well. I haven't had
any issues with it. It allows me to fully test my pages/sites without
the need for a test website, etc. which is the route I previously took.
If interested, you can find Xampp on Apache Friends at
Axel Berger wrote:
> For me there are three reasons for testing pages locally in a server and
> not just open the files in a browser:
> - URLs relative to the root like /formate.css can't be used otherwise.
> - I sometime use simple PHP inclusions.
> - Most important: server side includes. Parts of the layout, like a
> menu, are a part of every single page. With includes I can put it into a
> separate file and only maintain and update that one single file when
> required. In practice this applies to eight parts of my pages in
> http://www.fdp-odenthal.de/ <http://www.fdp-odenthal.de/>
> - The head and foot areaa
> - The left and right columns
> - Most of the content between <head> and </head>
> - Invisible jump menues for voice readers and text browsers to go
> quickly to any of the three columns.