Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Robin Nixon

Language: English

Pages: 786

ISBN: 1491949465

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The 3rd edition of the best-selling introduction to using PHP & MySQL to create dynamic, interactive websites - also includes coverage of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

Learn how to build interactive, data-driven websites--even if you don't have any previous programming experience. If you know how to build static sites with HTML, this popular guide will help you tackle dynamic web programming. You'll get a thorough grounding in today's core open source technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, and now HTML5.

Explore each technology separately, learn how to combine them, and pick up valuable web programming concepts along the way, including objects, XHTML, cookies, and session management. This book provides review questions in each chapter to help you apply what you've learned.

  • Learn PHP essentials and the basics of object-oriented programming
  • Master MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
  • Create web pages with PHP and MySQL by integrating forms and other HTML, CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 features
  • Learn JavaScript fundamentals, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model
  • Pick up CSS and CSS3 basics for formatting and styling your web pages
  • Find out how to manipulate CSS properties directly from JavaScript
  • Turn your website into a highly dynamic environment with Ajax calls
  • Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications
  • Enhance your website with HTML5 audio, video and other multimedia and powerful features
  • Build a working example that brings all of these ingredients together

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