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With different websites, there are different languages. For example, you've seen a lot of pages with a 
<span style='font-family:lucida console, courier new, serif'>html</span> extension, right? Well, 
this just means that the page you are viewing was created with the HTML Language. For a more 
descriptive course on the languages, please visit <a href='http://projectx.kaibasoftware.com/main.php?id=lang' target='_blank'>Project X: Speak Geek</a> on the <b>Project X</b> website.
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Below are brief examples of what each language can do.
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HTML</td>
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HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. This is a really basic mode for coding websites and almost anybody can learn it just by viewing the code of a website. To view this code, you can either <b>right click</b> anywhere on this page, and then go to <b><u>V</u>iew Source</u></b>. This will allow you to view the code behind this webpage in your default HTML source code viewer.
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CSS
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CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. This is very convenient for programmers to change all of the styles in the website or webpage with just editing one line, instead of going through the whole entire site and changing <span style='font-family:lucida console, courier new, serif'>color='red'</span> to <span style='font-family:lucida console, courier new, serif'>color='blue'</span>. 
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XML/XSL
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XML and XSL coinside with each other. XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language, and XSL stands for eXtensible Stylesheet Language. XML is a small language for storing information, just like a datbase, or an Excel document. When equiped with XSL, the data that is stored within the XML can be displayed in a fancy fashion with the XSL schema. This allows for the data within the XML document to be displayed in a fancy fashion without looking like a database table.
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JavaScript (JS)
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Javascript is really a nice language. With most browsers, JavaScript can allow for effects to be added to the page, or dynamic information to be displayed. Advanced JavaScript is also called <b>DHTML</b>.
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PHP
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PHP is one of the most customizable and frequently used langauges today. PHP allows programmers to create pages that can be processed through the web server first, before being in the browser window. This allows for the web server to process the code for information in databases or get information about the user before it is sent to the user. Then, after the web server processes it, the Web Browser, which is what you are using to view this, processes the code in a formatable style for you to see.
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ASP
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ASP is really Microsoft's version of PHP. There isn't really much difference, but if you are a programmer, you <b>cannot</b> program ASP within Windows XP Home edition.
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