Category: DHTML Tutorial

DHTML stands for Dynamic HTML.

Dynamic HTML, a combination of HTML enhancements, scripting language and interface that are used to deliver animations, interactions and dynamic updating on web pages. The two major elements are the ECMAScript language and the DOM object model. ECMAScript is a derivative of JavaScript, and DOMis an interface that presents the HTML document to the programmer as an object model for ease in updating.

DHTML is not a standard defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). DHTML is a “marketing term” – used by Netscape and Microsoft to describe the new technologies the 4.x generation browsers would support. DHTML is a combination of technologies used to create dynamic Web sites.

Staying on the cutting edge of web design is a hard but important thing to do. One of the buzzwords around the net is DHTML and DOM. No doubt you may have wondered exactly what in the world they are. DHTML, Dynamic HTML, allows you to alter the display of your page after it has loaded.

You must’ve seen neat DHTML effects at numerous sites on the net. And if you’ve ever looked at some code there, you may have given up on ever coding DHTML. However, don’t give in just yet. DHTML is really fun and easy. In fact, it is merely a combination of a scripting language, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and HTML.

Why we need DHTML?

Straightforward text is too dull for the mass-market of the Internet, and we need more complex and interesting structures to display an ever-increasing amount of data. So HTML was born.