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Questions before starting using Wt

Added by Dave Soane over 6 years ago

Hi All,

I am looking at using Wt to design a website that could grow quite large. I have plenty of experience in C, but not so much in web design.

Before spending a lot of time and effort getting it set up on my machine, I would like to know the following, if possible:

1. Will it work on Windows XP? I know all the reasons why I should move with the times, but that's not what I'm asking here ;)

2. Has anyone got it to work on Borland's C? It's not a problem to change to VS, but I'm just far more familiar with Borland's products.

3. Does it produce code that works properly on all sizes of mobile?

4. And can anyone point me to a few websites that have been built with it?

Thanks,

Dave.


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RE: Questions before starting using Wt - Added by Mark Petryk over 6 years ago

1. Will it work on Windows XP? I know all the reasons why I should move with the times, but that's not what I'm asking here ;)

YES AND GET WITH THE TIMES AND GET YOURSELF A GOOD LINUX BUILD - YOU'LL NEVER LOOK BACK! YOUR OLDER YOU WILL THANK THE TODAY YOU.

2. Has anyone got it to work on Borland's C? It's not a problem to change to VS, but I'm just far more familiar with Borland's products.

I HAVE NOT - BUT I DO MISS MY OLD BORLAND... DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE STILL AROUND... NOW WHERE DID I LEAVE THAT PACK (STACK) OF FLOPPY DISKS!!!

3. Does it produce code that works properly on all sizes of mobile?

IT DOES BUT I HAVE FOUND THAT TO BE A SUPREME CHALLENGE (FOR ME) - I TOO AM ALL C LITTLE BITS WEB SO I HAVE A "WEBSITE GUY" THAT IS MORE FACILE WITH MOBILE AND CSS AND BOOTSTRAP AND THE OTHER VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAKE THESE THINGS BEHAVE ON MOBILE DEVICES. WT ALSO HAS A HANDFUL OF "MOBILE CONTROLS" TO HANDLE THINGS LIKE SWIPING AND ALL THAT, BUT I'VE NOT ENGAGED ANYTHING WITH IT YET. PLAN TO SOON.

OUR SITE IS HERE AND YOU CAN TRY LIKE THE SIGN-UP FORM ON PC AND MOBILE AND SEE HOW IT RESCALES TO FIT. ALSO, YOU CAN TAKE THE PC BROWSER AND DRAG IT DOWN TO MOBILE SIZE AND WATCH THE WHOLE SITE REPOSITION EVERYTHING TO FIT DYNAMICALLY AS YOU ARE DRAGGING. PRETTY NEAT STUFF... NOT TO MENTION IT\"S FREAKING FAST.

https://www.fundandgrow.com

4. And can anyone point me to a few websites that have been built with it?

OH... WELL... THAT'S ONE I DID THERE (LINK ABOVE), IT HAS A WHOLE STAFF-SIDE AS WELL WITH SCROLLING TABLE VIEWS WITH 100's OF 1000's OF ROWS OF DATA AND IT RUNS LIKE A EXCEL SPREADSHEET - LIGHTENING FAST. I'VE ATTACHED ONE SCREEN SHOT.

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My Summary:

I freaking love Wt. It is an incredible piece of technology. I've been working inside of it for a few years now, and there is a LOT to master within it, and we've had no shortage of road bumps and potholes, but as far as building a real large-scale highly interactive website, I would consider using nothing else.

The staff at Wt also are the best. We opened a support contract with them to help us with some of the peskier problems, and they are utterly fantastic. The library itself is rock-solid stable.

This blog is real helpful. There is also a chatroom on the freenode (but I'm just about the only one there). And then I've been trying to gather my notes of tips and tricks and techniques to document some of what I've learned.

https://support.lorimarksolutions.com/wtx/pages.html

I have a whole slew of projects I'm fixin' to launch using Wt.

Wt Rocks!

RE: Questions before starting using Wt - Added by Dave Soane over 6 years ago

Thank you Mark! I am reassured that Wt is the way to go!

Dave.

RE: Questions before starting using Wt - Added by wealth builders365 4 months ago

Yes, Wt can work on Windows XP. However, it's important to note that Windows XP is an outdated operating system, and using it poses security risks due to lack of support and updates from Microsoft. While Wt may function on Windows XP, it's advisable to consider upgrading to a more recent and supported version of Windows for better security and compatibility with modern software.https://wealthbuilders365.com/

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