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Old 07-28-2003, 04:44 PM   #1
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html question

i want to make a simple web page that generates new textcolor and background color every time someone visits it . the content of the page should stay the same . how would i do that?
Old 07-28-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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It depends on your favoured tools and the clients you expect to connect. To make sure it will work for all clients then use something on the server like perl and SSI. If you want to do it on the client then use javascript.
Old 07-28-2003, 10:16 PM   #3
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if you want the colors to be the same sequence for each user:

blue, red , green for 1, 2 and 3, the same for each new user:

then you will need to do something maybe with cookies or persistent sessions so that you can keep track of user visits.

like david said, you'd need to look into some type of scripting. you're gonna need more than just some html.
Old 07-28-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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First decide wether you want to use client side (javascript, etc) or server side(perl, etc).

If you have little to none experience with websites and/or scripting, then i would recommend going the javascript route first. Just look into how it works. You'd need to know about how to generate random numbers (to either create the colors or pick a preset color from a list), how to change attributes of an html page through javascript and ofcourse how colors work in general.

Either way you go it's not to difficult. Visit w3schools they have a lot of information on html, javascript, etc.
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i got the idea from some site and in the source there was no javascript so i guess it was something on the server . thanks for the replies, now i think i know how it works.


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