Developing a website with php

For the past few weeks I’ve been developing a website using the javascript, html, css and php languages. This is not the first time I’ve delved into the depths of web development, but only now can I say that I can see the whole picture. Each language behaves differently, each one has its fair share of annoyances and problems and each one interconnects with the other in weird ways.

I could go on and on about how stupid css is, how counter-intuitive it is and how it manages to defy common sense with strange rules and interactions that turn a simple task into a giant mess of code. What could be done with one simple attribute has to be done with an escheresque contraption of divs and overlapping attributes. I am not making this up. Seriously.

And THAT’s how you make the footer stick to the bottom of the page. Easy, right?

But I’m not here to talk about how horrible css is. Yes, css is broken. Yes, css should die in a fire and be replaced with another language that understands what its suppossed to do and does it well. But the important thing is, css is NOTHING compared to php.

I am not the first one to recognize this.

And I have nothing else to add. That link says it all. I’m serious, look at that mountain of text and tell me with a straight face that there’s anything that I could possibly add to that.

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

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