Creating Interactive Websites with PHP and Web Services by Eric Rosebrock

By Eric Rosebrock

Construct Dynamic web pages with personal home page and MySQL—and expand these websites with net ServicesPHP and MySQL are nice instruments for construction database-driven web content. there is not anything new approximately that. what's new is the surroundings during which your web site operates—a global wealthy (and starting to be richer) in internet providers which can upload price and performance in lots of other ways. growing Interactive websites with personal home page and internet prone walks you thru each step of an immense internet project—a content-management system—teaching you either the elemental concepts and little-known methods you want to construct winning sites. and you may use these abilities to advance dynamic purposes that may meet your detailed necessities. here is a few of what you will discover lined inside:Adding, deleting, and exhibiting info with a customized content-management systemBuilding a template approach with PHPInteracting with net providers utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQLCreating and dealing with a consumer process and a buying cartProcessing bank card funds utilizing service provider money owed and third-party money solutionsTracking website facts utilizing personal home page and MySQLEnhancing your web site with third-party scriptsTons of examples, entire with motives and supported via on-line resource code, will pace your growth, even if you are a precise newbie or have already got Hypertext Preprocessor event. This booklet is platform-agnostic, so it's not relevant in case you are deploying your website on Linux or home windows. you furthermore may get Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL references, so that you can fast unravel questions about syntax and comparable concerns.

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Using a Boolean will give you simple methods of validating logic and allowing the output of your PHP script based on that logic. I will go more in depth using the IF ELSE control structures throughout this book. Naming Variables You should be aware of a few limitations to naming variables: Numbered naming You cannot start a variable name with a number. For example, $6Pack is an invalid variable name. However, you may use a number in the variable name after the first alphabetic character. For example, $My6Pack is a valid variable name.

The range is ‘-838:59:59’ to ‘838:59:59’. YEAR A year in two-digit or four-digit format (the default is four-digit format). The allowable values are 1,901 to 2,155. VARCHAR A variable-length string. TINYBLOB or TINYTEXT 255 (2^8 – 1) characters. A BLOB or TEXT column with a maximum length of BLOB or TEXT A BLOB or TEXT column with a maximum length of 65,535 (2^16 – 1) characters. MEDIUMBLOB or MEDIUMTEXT A BLOB or TEXT column with a maximum length of 16,777,215 (2^24 – 1) characters. LONGBLOB or LONGTEXT A BLOB or TEXT column with a maximum length of 4,294,967,295 (2^32 – 1) characters.

For the sections of the project’s website, I started using my brainstorming process to see what would actually fit the best, and I looked for logical ways to put them all together. I knew that I would create the directory index with all the categories listed, the custom telephone list feature, and the administration functions. Using the same layout files for the “shell” of the website, I modified them accordingly to navigate through all of the sections I built. If you plan smartly, you can modify any section of your website easily throughout the development.

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