Java is a stand alone programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. It
can be embedded into your HTML document and downloaded into web browsers.
The HTML code used to embed a java applet into a web page is:
<APPLET CODE="appletname.class" WIDTH="275"
Applet code tells the browser where to find the source
code to run the applet. Something to remember is that you MUST have the
class file and your image files in the exact place or you will be returned
with an error on page. between the <APPLET......> and </APPLET> tags you
will be entering parameter tags that will look like <parameter name="name"
where you will replace what is in red with the filename and value according
to the applet's instructions. These could end up being images, color, size,
timing and much more. You must be careful that your syntax is exact to the
instructions of the applet or an error will come up when trying to view.
Below at the right you will see one of my first applets
I ever used on a site, I've modified it as it was used for a website for new
mothers, the one below is modified to carry the names of some sites, as you
see the names change if you put your mouse over one and click on it you will
be taken to that website.
Below on the left you will find links to places that you
can get free java applets from. Anfy has a program you can download to
easily create java applets with the tools they have provided. I have used
Anfy and if you would like to use Java I highly recommend adding Anfy to
your program collection. NavSurf are the ones responsible for creating the
Java applet that is used for the navbar on this site.