Take static pages and turn them into a dynamic website!
Perhaps you know how to create a static website using HTML/CSS,but now you want to learn how to create dynamic, data-drivenwebsites. If you're new to PHP and MySQL, this book-and-DVD packageis an ideal introduction to working with website pages that containa mixture of HTML and PHP/MySQL. Author Andrea Tarr starts withwhat you know—an HTML/CSS website—and step by step sheteaches you how to replace and enhance the site using PHP to createand manipulate your HTML pages and MySQL to bring in your data. Youlearn how to design, create, and use databases with MySQL, bothwithin PHP programs and using the popular phpMyAdmin program.Explaining the programming principles as you go along, thisbook-and-DVD combination provides you with a solid understanding ofthe fundamentals of PHP and the basics of object-orientedprogramming.
PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer:
Escorts you through preparing your computer to run PHP and MySQLby downloading and installing free software
Explains what variables are, how to work with them, and how todebug your programs
Zeros in on how databases work and how to design them
Shares tips for working with MySQL in a PHP program
Details ways to create tables, enter data, select data, changedata, and delete data
The 24-Hour Trainer is a unique book-and-DVD package thatdelivers step-by-step lessons for handling real-world scenarios.Each lesson in the book is accompanied by an instructional videothat reinforces the content while providing additional explanationsand tips.
On the DVD
Don't just learn—do!
The lessons within the book are each accompanied by aninstructional demonstration on the DVD.
You'll learn to:
Manipulate your website using PHP
Use object-oriented programming
Handle errors and write secure code
Design a database
Integrate MySQL with PHP
Process HTML forms
Create user logins, a mini content management system, and adata-driven menu
Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete systemrequirements.