Programing & Development

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5


This is a great beginner’s book that introduces several crucial web developer languages. It’s a quick-paced, easy-to-read, information-packed book that will soon have you creating dynamically driven web sites, including a basic social networking site.

Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open-source technologies and web standards, even if you only have basic HTML knowledge. With this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the help of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

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
  • Work with JavaScript fundamentals, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model
  • 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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Dynamic Web Content
Chapter 2. Setting Up a Development Server
Chapter 3. Introduction to PHP
Chapter 4. Expressions and Control Flow in PHP
Chapter 5. PHP Functions and Objects
Chapter 6. PHP Arrays
Chapter 7. Practical PHP
Chapter 8. Introduction to MySQL
Chapter 9. Mastering MySQL
Chapter 10. Accessing MySQL Using PHP
Chapter 11. Using the mysqli Extension
Chapter 12. Form Handling
Chapter 13. Cookies, Sessions, and Authentication
Chapter 14. Exploring JavaScript
Chapter 15. Expressions and Control Flow in JavaScript
Chapter 16. JavaScript Functions, Objects, and Arrays
Chapter 17. JavaScript and PHP Validation and Error Handling
Chapter 18. Using Ajax
Chapter 19. Introduction to CSS
Chapter 20. Advanced CSS with CSS3
Chapter 21. Accessing CSS from JavaScript
Chapter 22. Introduction to HTML5
Chapter 23. The HTML5 Canvas
Chapter 24. HTML5 Audio and Video
Chapter 25. Other HTML5 Features
Chapter 26. Bringing It All Together

Appendix A. Solutions to the Chapter Questions
Appendix B. Online Resources
Appendix C. MySQL’s FULLTEXT Stopwords
Appendix D. MySQL Functions

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