This is the second edition of David Power's highly-respected PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy. This new edition has been updated by David to incorporate changes to PHP since the first edition and to offer the latest techniques--a classic guide modernized for 21st century PHP techniques, innovations, and best practices.
You want to make your websites more dynamic by adding a feedback
form, creating a private area where members can upload images that
are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a
database. The problem is, you're not a programmer and the thought
of writing code sends a chill up your spine. Or maybe you've
dabbled a bit in PHP and MySQL, but you can't get past baby steps.
If this describes you, then you've just found the right book. PHP
and the MySQL database are deservedly the most popular combination
for creating dynamic websites. They're free, easy to use, and
provided by many web hosting companies in their standard
Unfortunately, most PHP books either expect you to be an expert
already or force you to go through endless exercises of little
practical value. In contrast, this book gives you real value right
away through a series of practical examples that you can
incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and
adding functionality such as file uploading, email feedback forms,
image galleries, content management systems, and much more. Each
solution is created with not only functionality in mind, but also
But this book doesn't just provide a collection of ready-made
scripts: each PHP Solution builds on what's gone before, teaching
you the basics of PHP and database design quickly and painlessly.
By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to start writing
your own scripts or--if you prefer to leave that task to others--to
adapt existing scripts to your own requirements. Right from the
start, you're shown how easy it is to protect your sites by
adopting secure coding practices.