By Robin Nixon

Construct interactive, data-driven web content with the effective blend of open-source applied sciences and net criteria, whether you simply have simple HTML wisdom. With this renowned hands-on consultant, you'll take on dynamic net programming with the aid of today's center applied sciences: Hypertext Preprocessor, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

Explore each one expertise individually and use them together—and decide up invaluable net programming practices alongside the best way. on the finish of the e-book, you'll placed every little thing jointly to construct an absolutely practical social networking site.

Learn personal home page necessities and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming
Discover MySQL, from database constitution to advanced queries
Create dynamic personal home page websites that combine kinds and different HTML features
Manage cookies and classes, and retain a excessive point of security
Work with JavaScript basics, from features and occasion dealing with to having access to the record item Model
Use Ajax calls to show your site right into a hugely dynamic environment
Pick up CSS fundamentals for formatting and styling your pages
Learn HTML5 gains, together with geolocation, audio, video, and canvas
Get up to the mark on all of today's major net improvement applied sciences

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A good example of this can be seen with Gmail (see Figure 1-3). 12 | Chapter 1: Introduction to Dynamic Web Content Figure 1-3. Gmail uses Ajax to check the availability of usernames The steps involved in this Ajax process would be similar to the following: 1. The server outputs the HTML to create the web form, which asks for the necessary details, such as username, first name, last name, and email address. 2. At the same time, the server attaches some JavaScript to the HTML to monitor the username input box and check for two things: (a) whether some text has been typed into it, and (b) whether the input has been deselected because the user has clicked on another input box.

Localhost:8080). You will have to do the same for all example files in this book. php (or whatever value you chose). The document root is the directory that contains the main web documents for a domain. com or, for your local server, http://localhost. Installing a WAMP on Windows | 29 By default, Zend Server uses one of the following locations for this directory (the former for 32-bit computers, and the latter for 64-bit): C:/Program Files/Zend/Apache2/htdocs C:/Program Files (x86)/Zend/Apache2/htdocs If you are not sure whether your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit, try to navigate to the first directory and, if it exists, you have a 32-bit ma‐ chine.

0. And when you bring JavaScript and CSS into the mix too, you have a recipe for building highly dynamic and interactive websites. Using PHP With PHP, it’s a simple matter to embed dynamic activity in web pages. php extension, they have instant access to the scripting language. php echo " Today is " . date("l") . ". > Here's the latest news. > tag. Outside of this construct, everything is sent to the client as direct HTML. So the text Here's the latest news. is simply output to the browser; within the PHP tags, the built-in date function displays the current day of the week according to the server’s system time.

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