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    I need an area to try things out


    Hi everyone,

    I know it has been over a decade since I last did something with webdesign and programming. (a.k.a: I still used the Angelfire free service in the beginning. ^^)

    Now I realize I will have to start from scratch. Basically all I want is a site/area where I can mess around, test codes etc. I have tried searching for one, but I got the feeling I found those fake free sites only.

    Could one of you please recommend a free site where I can mess around as I try to take my first steps in html and css again?

    Thank you very much.

    Vegejor
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    Unless you want to make it available to everybody on the Internet, set up a web server at home. If you go the open-source path there's bundles like WAMP and XAMPP which include pretty much all the software you need.
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    For HTML and CSS you can just open your preferred code editor and browser and start "messing around".
    No other fancy services/programs are needed for this.

    It's when you want to start with server-side coding and/or database access you will need a web service. For this, it is possible to download Apache and install on your own system.

    You will only need a hosting provider if you want to make something published on the web to others.

    That said, there is nothing wrong if you do find a free site and try to mess around on that place.
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    I think w3schools has what you are looking for, an online editor that displays the source code on the left and the result on the right. They also have tutorials.
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    If you want to try with an online editor, you can try take a look at http://jsfiddle.net.
    You can try to look at alternative code editors

    Will not start another flamewar again, so someone else must comment the reference to w3schools if needed
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    w3schools, ya, I've heard of them. I was trying to be polite n keep my mouth shut since there's nothing good to say...

    If u want a basic free host just for learning/testing, I can offer you some room, if you wish.

    As far as editors, I favor PSPad, and a buddy of mine favors Notepad++.
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    You can use XAMPP for development.
    Notepad++.
    Navicat for MySQL managment.
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    why not try a test page with your own domain?

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    • MrFujin disagrees : Buying your own domain is not necessary, if you only want to mess around wiht testing some code

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