Hour 18. Interactive Pages with Applets and ActiveX

Congratulations. You HTML under your belt, and you're ready to graduate from the school of Web publishing and enter the real world of Web development. The World Wide Web of the past was simply a way to present information, and browsing wasn't too different from sitting in a lecture hall, watching a blackboard, or staring at an overhead projector screen. Today's Web surfer, however, is looking for interactive, animated sites that change with each viewer and each viewing.

To achieve that level of interactivity, this hour introduces a number of ways you can go beyond passive text and graphics into the dynamic world of modern Web site development.

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