Explore each technology separately and learn how to use them together—and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site.
Learn PHP essentials and the basics of object-oriented programming
Discover MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
Create dynamic PHP web pages that integrate forms and other HTML features
Manage cookies and sessions, and maintain a high level of security
Use Ajax calls to turn your website into a highly dynamic environment
Pick up CSS basics for formatting and styling your pages
Learn HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and canvas
Get up to speed on all of today's main web development technologies
Robin Nixon has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s (his first computer was a Tandy TRS 80 Model 1 with a massive 4KB of RAM!). One of the web sites he developed presented the world's first radio station licensed by the music copyright holders. In order to enable people to continue to surf while listening, Robin also developed the first known pop-up windows. He has also worked full time for one of Britain's main IT magazine publishers, where he held several roles including editorial, promotions, and cover disc editing.
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