Dreamweaver is Macromedia’s best-selling web design/development environment, which has in excess of 3 million users worldwide. The new version of it is available later on this year.
In this book we look specifically at using Dreamweaver’s built-in server behaviors to build dynamic web sites using PHP and MySQL, the world’s most popular open source server-side language and database server combination, which are both reliable, powerful, and open source (and therefore free to use.) The new version of Dreamweaver includes even more powerful support for PHP and MySQL.
David Powers first takes you through the new version of Dreamweaver, and how PHP and MySQL fit into it, then looks in-depth at setting up your work environment – installing PHP, MySQL, and the Apache web server, making sure they are all working together, and setting up a new web site via Dreamweaver. He then goes to work, using several tutorials and real world examples including topics such as PHP essentials (knowing what PHP code looks like,) working with forms, designing and implementing effective MySQL databases, debugging and troubleshooting, creating dynamic navigation, login, and search functionality
Examples built throughout the book include a content management system, and an online image gallery. All examples are designed to meet modern usability requirements and be web standards compliant. No previous experience of PHP or MySQL is necessary to use this book.