Dynamic HTML ( DHTML ) uses , features , advantages and disadvantages

DHTML is the collection of technologies that are used to create and animate the websites , It allows you to create the effects for your page that would be difficult to achieve , It allows you to animate the text & images and you can add the ticker that will refresh the page after certain time .

DHTML (Dynamic HTML)

Dynamic HTML is the form of HTML combined with the client side scripting languages (such as the JavaScript ) , CSS ( the client side scripting ) and the DOM ( the document object model ) , It is used on the new websites and the social websites , It allows roll-over buttons and drop-down menus .

DHTML (Dynamic HTML) is not the programming or markup language such as HTML , It is used to describe the creation of the dynamic and interactive pages , DHTML can combine with the use of HTML , JavaScript , XML and CSS ( Cascading Style Sheets) .

The dynamic web pages separate the content from the logic ( interactive functions , look and feel etc. ) , The dynamic content is stored in the database that is connected to the website , The web-page has the ability to modify itself on some functions when activated by the users , Change can be either content or the layout on the fly .

DHTML is where the content of the website changes each time , It is viewed by the audience , The web-page is able to change depending on where you are in the world , what time of day you access the website , security settings and previous pages viewed by the user .

Dynamic HTML

Dynamic HTML

Advantages of DHTML

DHTML is fairly fast when loading depending on your PC , It enables the web-page to look up-to-date & interactive , It enables the web-page to look more professional by having the roll-over buttons , the drop-down bars , etc , The people will trust you and they will enjoy being on your website .

DHTML is very fast , It loads content on fly , The whole page loads with the content part which needs to be altered , so , It helps to save the time for the users and give the superb look to the website .

The dynamic features possessed by DHTML are helping the web designers to create the web pages that posses compact looks , downloads fast , have graphic effects , It provides greater functionality and it can hold much more text or content all at the same time .

XML DHTML is more efficient for content management purposes , By using more dynamic XML to create the pages , you will be able to import high volumes of text and other information ( with the templates use ) without spending the time coding pages individually .

The result of this saves the web designers time because there are few files to maintain , XML offers a lot of compatibility and it can work with the other Internet capable devices such as the cell phones and PDAs , It works well in the other formats including PDF , the plain text and multiple Internet browsers .

The clients like this type of website because it allows them to make the changes to their data ( such as the inventory list ) and they do not interfere with the coding and design of the website , There are new features and capabilities that are easier for the web designers to develop with DHTML style pages .

Disadvantages of DHTML

DHTML offers the great deal of different utilities and tools to use but these come with the price and can be costly , Creating and editing your website involves lots of detailed coding , If you are not familiar with coding , CSS , HTML , you will find it very difficult to create the nice looking , working website .

DHTML provides great functionality but the DHTML  editors’ available in market are very expensive , DHTML editors such as Dreamweaver and Fusion , There are long and complex coding in DHTML , But only the expert JavaScript and HTML programmers can write them and edit them with good degree of functionality .

DHTML suffers from the browser support problems for different browsers , the code that is written for Netscape can not work in Internet Explorer and Vice-Versa , The problem arises due to the various features of the browsers , When writing the code , if you don’t check what is compatible with different browsers , It will not work and you will waste your time .

Between the users using the internet explorer and Netscape navigator , DHTML has become less popular in the recent times and the features of DHTML are now created in CSS languages by themselves , the features can  be made in Flash , so , The flash websites are becoming more popular .

The dynamic websites (DHTML) are easier to manage and maintain content but they have a higher initial cost than the static HTML websites , If the business change their HTML site to DHTML , they should consider the time involved to train their staff ( or hire more experienced IT personnel ) .

DHTML (dynamic HTML) is used to create the animation on the web page like the rollover buttons or the drop down menus , as well as being used to make the browser-based games , There are platform problems with DHTML due to different web languages .

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