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  1. #1
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    Text box connected to database

    I have a problem with programming in JS the following;

    first part of the problem:
    In the middle of the site would be a short text (some kind of quote) which you could refresh simply by clicking on a button bellow text (in this case a new quote would appear in the text box) or you could agree with the quote by clicking on second button bellow the code (in this case there would appear a smiley face in the text box). Quotes would be randomly selected from the database.

    second part of the problem:
    I also wish to record whether or not people agree with the quote. I was suggested to use server side language like PHP or ASP to write the results to a file or database on the server. Honestly I have absolutely no idea how to do this.

    I am familiar with basic HTML but JS is a whole new planet for me. I have spend days trying to figure out the solution but still don't know what to do which is why any sort of help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
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    Type 'learn javascript' into google or go here http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp
    For what you want to do, also learn ajax, here's a link to that http://www.w3schools.com/ajax/default.asp

    And finally, yes you need to learn a server side language and a database language to store information. PHP here http://www.w3schools.com/php/default.asp and a start to mysql is here http://www.w3schools.com/sql/default.asp

    That should take some time. Alternative is to hire a programmer.


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