Sep 032012

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition

Just released by O’Reilly:

PHP and MySQL remain the top combination for developing modern websites with dynamic data and user interaction. Once you add JavaScript, you have Ajax — the framework behind many popular Internet destinations. This concise, understandable guide teaches non-programmers and web designers how to use these powerful tools quickly and easily. The book also introduces Apache, CSS, and XHTML.

Dec 282011

Just released by O’Reilly:

HTML5 is more than a markup language — it’s a dozen independent web standards all rolled into one. Until now, all it’s been missing is a manual. With this thorough, jargon-free guide, you’ll learn how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline web apps, drag-and-drop, and many other features. HTML5 is the future of the Web, and with this book you’ll reach it quickly.

Mar 212011

A good implementation of a web design is built on div and span tags. But they really come together in the CSS styling definitions. Keeping your layout parameters limited to alignments and floats results in a design that scales optimally on various resolutions, platforms and browsers. This way, you can make your design look good even on a mobile phone.

However, as a front-end designer, you sometimes find yourself in need of the more advanced placing methods CSS offers. For example, you could be looking for a way to include a graphic in a div tag, somehow aligning with the running text on the one hand but positioned "independently" on the other.
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