Supercomputer Applications
Web Presentations

Getting Started with HTML

The following pages will help you get started with HTML. You will need to present your projects in a web-based format in this class, so if you are having difficulty with these topics, please see Mr. Hyatt or some of the other students in the class who know these skills.

Basic Unix Skills

Working with PHP

PHP is a new addition to HTML that allows a web designer to create interactive and dynamic web pages easily. It interfaces nicely with a database application called MySQL. To use MySQL, you will need to get a special database account but PHP is available for every application.

Perl Resources

Perl is a powerful language that is often used in writing scripts that help handle functions on UNIX systems, and it has also been used for writing interactive programs on the web. Unlike PHP, Perl programs that run on the web must be placed in a special directory called cgi-bin that is under the web-docs directory. Perl is probably still the most commonly used language for writing CGI-scripts, but because languages like PHP are easier to use, it may not be the language of choice in years to come.