PHP for Absolute Beginners

PHP for Absolute Beginners

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PHP is a server-side scripting language that enables you to develop dynamic sites that engage users in ways that are simply not possible using only HTML and CSS. PHP for Absolute Beginners takes a practical approach to teaching you how to build dynamic content for your website using PHP. Youa€™ll quickly get started with practical PHP projects, learning how to build a dynamic image gallery. By the end of the book youa€™ll will have developed a personal blog complete with a password protected admin module. PHP for Absolute Beginners won't swamp you with every detail of the full PHP language up front a€“ instead, youa€™ll be introduced to a small, versatile subset of PHP and learn to use it creatively to develop dynamic web sites. In the process you will learn to use variables, control structures, functions, and objects to your advantage. You will learn how to plan and create databases and how to organize your PHP scripts beautifully. At the end of the book, you will be a confident PHP user, ready to take the next steps in creating great websites. What youa€™ll learn Set up a PHP development environment Build database-driven PHP web sites Learn the basics of object-oriented programming with PHP Create MySQL databases Create a dynamic image gallery with file uploads Develop a personal blog with a password protected admin module Who this book is for PHP for Absolute Beginners is for people who already know some HTML and CSS a€“ but no previous programming experience is required. You will learn how to develop highly maintainable, dynamic websites with modern, object-oriented PHP. Table of Contents 1. Setting Up a PHP Development Environment 2. Understanding PHP: Language Basics 3. Form Management 4. Building a Dynamic Image Gallery with Image Upload 5. Spicing Up Your Image Gallery with JavaScript and CSS 6. Working with Databases 7. Building the Entry Manager 8. Showing Blog Entries 9. Deleting and Updating Blog Entries 10. Improving Your Blog with User Comments and Search 11. Adding Images to Blog Entries 12. Password Protection 13. Going Public with Your BlogPick some .jpg file through the form and you should see an output such as the following. ... You can consult the PHP manual at It can help you understand the meaning of any error code you come across. Later in this book, I willanbsp;...

Title:PHP for Absolute Beginners
Author:Jason Lengstorf, Thomas Blom Hansen
Publisher:Apress - 2014-07-31


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