Who Spilled Java On My Applet?
by Netscape. It shares many features with the programming
language Java, and the two terms are therefore often
used for things like manipulating browser windows (like those
pop-ups we all love so much), mouseover effects, and dropdown
navigation elements. It's certainly not limited to these uses
however. Check out the links here to see how it can be used
for calculators, clocks, animation effects, and more.
not necessarily Java, either. On the web though, they're often
So What's An Applet?
Applet is a diminutive form of app (application), and it refers
to simple, single-function programs that often ship with a
larger product. Programs such as Windows' Calculator, File
Manager, and Notepad are examples of applets.
The acronym DHTML has evolved into a very loose concept that
You can fairly safely implement a lot of desired common browser
effects by cutting and pasting available code. Be conscious
browsers to avoid pop ups.