Freelancing Beginners: Web Design Part 3: Application Programming Interface (API)

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In the most basic of terms, its the interpreter between two blocks of codes(programs/libraries/modules). For our discussion let us consider both the individual blocks of codes be two separate programs. The API hides or abstracts the individual programming logic/code from each other. So one program never knows the implementation of logic of the other. 


Freelancing Beginners: Web Design Part 1 – Understanding Basics

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On a user’s computer, html runs on the web-browsers. On a remote computer, server-side programs written in PHP etc runs on a server-software like Apache. The server sends html to the client(user)’s web browser by a set of rules called http. These html are displayed in a proper style with the help of css and javascript sent by the server along with the html. As a result the user sees a nice page called a webpage with which he/she can interact. These type of websites are called dynamic websites or even sometimes web applications.