Re: site design II - databasing it...on a Mac?

by "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman(at)>

 Date:  Sat, 2 Sep 2000 13:55:31 -0400
 To:  "Dane Robison" <dane(at)>,
 References:  design
  todo: View Thread, Original
mySQL, PHP, ColdFusion, ASP

All these technologies reside on a server rather than on the client,
although, for example in the case of ASP you can use Personal Web Server to
test your applications on a PC before loading them up to the server.

All you really need to use any of these technologies is a text editor,
although it is nice to have specialized tools.

If you want to use ASP my advice would be to get a cheap PC, install PWS (in
comes preinstalled in Windows 98, and use this just to test your code before
shipping it up to your server.

I'm sure that users of the other technologies can give you approriate advice
about the others.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dane Robison" <dane(at)>
To: <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2000 12:29 PM
Subject: site design II - databasing it...on a Mac?

> Is anyone out there able to offer direction along these lines to a Mac
> I've been doing static HTML pages for years and doing pretty well. It's
> becoming more and more evident that I need to learn some of these new
> technologies but every time I try to get interested in them, I see what
> looks like the Wintel/Unix club.
> I'm not a computer programmer and I'm not willing to give up my Mac. Where
> does that leave (or lead) me with respect to mySQL, PHP, ColdFusion, ASP,
> etc?
> Many thanks,
> Dane

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