Dynamic Web Programming: A Beginner's Guide

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October 28, 2009


Mixed media product, 368 pages


0071633448 / 9780071633444


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Main description

Move beyond basic Web design by learning to create dynamic Web content

To create a dynamic page on which content changes in response to events requires programming and the potential use of databases. Dynamic Web Programming: A Beginner's Guide starts by covering HTML, XHTML, and CSS. You will then learn to use JavaScript to implement elements such as rollover events, popups, and calculations. The book explains how to use PHP to create guest books, blogs, and page transitions, as well as how to implement a database-driven Web site with MySQL.

Table of contents

Part I: Getting Ready; Chapter 1. XHTML and HYML Refresher; Chapter 2. Styling with CSS; Part II: Adding JavaScript Dynamic Elements; Chapter 3. Fundamentals of JavaScript; Chapter 4. Responding to Events; Chapter 5. Working with and Validating Forms; Part III: Exercising the Server with PHP; Chapter 6. Fundamentals of PHP; Chapter 7. Using PHP by Itself; Part IV: Powering Databases with MySQL and PHP; Chapter 8. Fundamentals of MySQL; Chapter 9. Putting It All Together; Index

Author comments

Marty Matthews has been writing computer books for more than 25 years, authoring or co-authoring more than 70 books, including the bestselling Windows Vista QuickSteps.

Back cover copy

Take Your Web Design Skills to the Next Level!

Master XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL with ease. Dynamic Web Programming: A Beginner's Guide shows you everything you need to know to program web pages that respond to user input. Create rollover events and pop-ups, and validate forms, with JavaScript. Use PHP for cookies, server variables, page transitions, and user authentication. Store, supply, and vary website content with MySQL. This hands-on guide includes JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL scripts that allow you to build a comprehensive relational database application. Download these scripts plus their template and CSS for free from www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload or www.matthewstechnology.com

Essential Skills--Made Easy

  • Strengthen your knowledge of HTML, XHTML, and CSS
  • Add dynamic elements to your web pages with JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL
  • Enhance your site with user authentication, form validation, information interchange, and web automation
  • Add extensive database capability with PHP and MySQL and create relational database applications

Marty Matthews is the author or co-author of more than 70 books, including the bestselling Windows Vista QuickSteps and Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003: The Complete Reference. He has more than ten years of experience working with dynamic technologies.

John Cronan has been working with computers for more than 30 years. His books include Microsoft Office Excel 2007 QuickSteps, Build an eBay Business QuickSteps, and others.

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