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  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (April 5 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111821370X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118213704
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

7 books in 1

  • Web Technologies
  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Web Applications
  • PHP and Templates

In charge of a website? Here's what you need to know about key web technologies!

Websites have become much flashier, but the building blocks to create them remain much the same. This information-packed book covers four essential web technologies: HTML and CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL. Learn how they work together to create web services, validate web forms, and set up a members-only site, plus discover how to create a templating system with PHP. You'll build on the basics and take your website to new levels with this friendly For Dummies guide.

  • Lay the groundwork — find out how the web works and how to get and install PHP, MySQL, and a web server
  • Style it — create a page with HTML, add style with CSS, build a JavaScript program, and see what jQuery can do for you
  • Rockin' with PHP — learn about PHP syntax and error messages, build a script, and use PHP to create dynamic web pages
  • Magical MySQL — administer MySQL and set up MySQL accounts, design and build databases, keep them updated, and connect MySQL to PHP
  • Service, please — create a web service, create and validate web forms, and set up login objects

Open the book and find:

  • Installation instructions for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • HTML building blocks
  • How CSS makes creating forms easier
  • The difference between JavaScript and Java
  • Tips on coding more efficiently with jQuery
  • An introduction to object- oriented programming
  • Details of database structure
  • How PHP templates can help reduce code

About the Author

Steven Suehring is a technology architect and the author or editor of several popular technology books. Janet Valade is a technical writer, web designer, programmer, and systems analyst. She has conducted various tech seminars and written several books, including PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition.

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I'm a C++ developer with industrial experience.
I've purchased this book some months ago and I'm now reading into it to learn the basics about web developments.
I think it is a great investment if you know close to nothing about the subject, which is building dynamic web sites with database support.
The text is clear and the chapters are reasonable in length. Hence the reader will not get bored nor he/she will become discouraged.
This book will prepare the potential internet applications developer for starting their own projects.
It will give them the basic knowledge in HTML5/CSS/JavaScript/PHP/MySQL to proceed on their own and to extend on the acquired skills.
After reading this book, you can continue reading more specialized books covering more details on, say, JavaScript or PHP to improve your skills but you will already know the basics.
I highly recommend this book for beginners as you will not need 4-5 different books to cover all the topics.
This book will do it for you and for such an awesome price, it's a great buy.
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This book gave me a very good understanding of the topics related to web site development. I wasn't interested in actually developing a site, I was more interested in learning more about the mechanics of site development. I like the way the book is split into 4 mini books that lead the reader through the subjects.

The three platforms are discussed (PC, MAC, LINUX) and example code is prevalent throughout the book. The reader can follow along and code the examples; which I found to be great fun.

Bottom line, I recommend this book as a source of knowledge on introduction to web site mechanics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iptek on May 28 2013
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Quick delivery and topics meetings expectations.
Looking to create your own web site, this book is a very good start.
Easy to read and understand.
I do recommend it.
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By Robert Bell on Sept. 7 2013
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Presents lots of information and will take a while to get the most out of it. Just getting started with these topics so I can't judge the quality of the information.
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Poorly revised book with bad samples Sept. 19 2013
By Russell - Published on
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This is a fairly good book for the simplicity of learning HTML and CSS, however as you go further along the book. There are many problems with the sample codes provided, especially within the Javascript. This is a very new book (April 2013). The book is not outdated, so it is not acceptable to have bad sample codes for such a big portion of the book. The error in samples has caused me to resort in google searches for proper instruction, which is quite redundant as I bought this book to avoid learning of the web. Bottom line: if you don't mind the non-working sample codes in the book and are willing to search online to compensate, then you can give this book a try.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Errors in sample code July 27 2013
By highinthemountains - Published on
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Good overview, easy to read, but definitely could use some proof reading. There are errors in the sample code provided in what could have been the neatest part of the book, how to create a members only website. To top it off, the site they give at the beginning of the book for technical updates is a dud.

You can't really provide a programming book with sample code, that has errors in it, and expect people to want to purchase it. There's a lot of other good options out there too. Good thing I purchased them at the same time as this book, so I could reference those instead. If this book gets proofed and updates released, I'd consider changing my review.
Another failure May 22 2015
By Hopeless with computers - Published on
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Aside from some HTML that lets me design the simplest of webpages my knowledge of computer programming stopped with BASIC for the Commodore Amiga. But, I would like to design a trivia game that could be played through a website. I found this book through my public library and it’s no better than any of the half-dozen or so other programming books I have tried to use.

I know that PHP has to run through a web server and that Bill Gates hasn’t been smart enough to come up with a webserver that can be packaged as part of Windows.

But, this book points out that Apache has a webserver for Windows that is self-configuring. However, the book doesn’t take you through the steps involved in downloading and installing Apache.

I’m thinking that this Apache is the Injuns’ way of getting revenge on paleface American who have money to waste on unusable computer books (take it up with my Cherokee ancestors).

I go to the Apache website like this book says (at least the URL is still up to date), and first thing I’m told something about verifying signatures. But, all I know about signatures is that mine was never good to begin with and since arthritis set in it’s illegible (meaning I don’t have the physical wherewithal to use badly written books about computer programming). And then you follow link after link after link so the Apache website can take you to a page that has multiple files for download. Which ones do I need? How do I install them? Shouldn’t a book that says it’s “for dummies” explain little details like this?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Instructional piece June 1 2013
By Gwen Johnston - Published on
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We're rolling out a new website for our small business and needed to bone up on certain aspects that are covered in the Dummies books. When we have such needs we always look to Dummies books first.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
not bad...easily digestible July 3 2013
By R. Smith - Published on
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pretty decent overview of the core php js mysql subjects, including jquery. Nothing too deep, but it hits all the main areas.

I have certainly read worse.