on 27/05/2021 - 15:27
the last exam I just did made me think of the POTENTIAAAAAL of web development. the last time I even properly tried making websites was 2 years prior where I made this neocities site. Now that summer is here, I thought I'd FINALLY do that DAMN "renovation" that was promised at the top of the page since then. That being said, me being excited about webdev also means that I wanna try my hand as server-side scripting again, which is something that is straight up not possible with this, unless I wanna like do some fancy stuff with Heroku or something.
I've done server-side scripting before, having made a calculator (client-side) with a login/register system thing. it was actually the sexiest thing I've done. I rushed it all in 3 days but MAN was I damn PROUD of that thing. I could rehost it on 000webhost or heliohost or something but i cba. What's really got me excited tho is the use of PHP frameworks and making sites with MVC architecture. Too bad all that stuff can't be used on Neocities but regardless, I'm willing to move onto it soon after I get my fill out of this site, of which there is a LOT to fill.
so for now, let's see how far this static website I can push this place in terms of just capabilities. as a start, I'm gonna make a news page which'll have its a contents page for several different types of news. News I wanna include will range from like, just news about the site itself to videos and roblox game updates. To act all hip and cutting-edge (despite the fact that hundreds have prolly done this already), I'ma try and make the contents via AJAX (would use server-side script but that ain't allowed here).
the indexes themselves will be done via AJAX (cuz I can't rlly use anything else, let's be honest). the news pages will be done in HTML. I DID think about using straight up .txt files but I thought it'd be cool to have some custom themes and images for some of the news pages. one quick example is the not_found.html page which has a spyro background with some of its own CSS to it.