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    There are three books available from Amazon at the moment:
    PHP Tutorials - Programming with MySQL and PHP
    jQuery e-Commerce Shopping Cart
    and
    HTML Beginners - Basics of Web Design

    Note that you do not have to have a Kindle to read the eBooks. You can download and read it on a desktop computer, tablet or any other device that has compatible Kindle software reader.

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    PHP Tutorials - Programming with MySQL and PHP

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    This ebook is a set of tutorials covering aspects of PHP programming and using MySQL with PHP to create dynamic web applications. The eBook is currently available through Amazon Kindle store or may be purchased as a PDF from this site.

    The book covers:

    • Introduction - Variables, programming techniques and so on
    • Forms and PHP - Posting data between forms
    • Basic PHP structures - include files and how to use them
    • SQL and MySQL - Querying database tables using SQL
    • Using PHP and MySQL - Connecting to MySQL with PHP
    • Further PHP and MySQL - More PHP and MySQL
    • Error handling and debugging - Simple methods to find errors
    • Cookies and sessions - When and where to use them
    • Modifying Records - editing and updating databases with PHP and SQL
    • Classes - An introduction to object orientated programming
    • File Handling - Reading and writing to text files
    • Regular Expressions and Validation - Some validation methods
    • SQL Injection - Some methods to overcome this issue
    • JQuery - An introduction to JQuery

    The book is approximately 350 pages if displayed as an A4 document.

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    The sample chapters are in PDF format.

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  • jQuery eBook

    jQuery e-Commerce Shopping Cart

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    This book illustrates the various technologies needed to create a complete shopping cart application using front-end web programming based on JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Each Chapter builds on the various concepts with all the source code available from my web site.

    We can take the principles of AJAX that are available in jQuery to easily fetch data from the server without having to load the whole web page, which creates a far better experience for site visitors. We can use jQuery with an understanding of HTML and CSS to modify and interact with a shopping system.

    So this book is about creating attractive web layouts and interactive web pages as simply as possible.

    It would be helpful if you have a basic understanding of coding. This can be knowledge of any language so it should be quite straightforward to pick up the principles of JavaScript if you have not done any JavaScript before.

    We don't go into the basics of programming such as describing what a “for loop” is or what an “if else statement” is although we do describe principles where necessary.

    All examples are provided as downloads so you should be able to follow the code without too many issues.

    You should also have a reasonable understanding of HTML and CSS but you can get by with only a rudimentary knowledge of these. For example, you need to know the difference between >p< and >br/< and you need to know how to create a CSS file with some styles.

    • Chapter 01 – Introduction
    • Chapter 02 - Responsive Web Design
    • Chapter 03 - Using jQuery to Manipulate the DOM
    • Chapter 04 - jQuery Animation and Other Effects
    • Chapter 05 - Cookies, Session and Local Storage
    • Chapter 06 - JSON Format
    • Chapter 07 - Fetching an external JSON file
    • Chapter 08 - Displaying the Web Page
    • Chapter 09 - Local Storage Shopping Cart
    • Chapter 10 - PayPal IPN in PHP
    • Chapter 11 - Shopping Cart with IPN
    • Chapter 12 - AJAX and Flickr API
    • Appendix - Using XAMPP

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    HTML Beginners - Basics of Web Design

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    This book has been written from a series of college lectures on Web Design. It is has many exercises and examples which can be downloaded from the web site. It starts with an introduction to HTML and then takes the reader through the concepts of styles and how to apply them.

    There are also chapters on Graphics, JQuery, setting up a web site and looks at HTML 5 and responsive web design concepts.

    The book explains issues that you encounter in real world situations and provides the basic examples from which you can then use to further develop. Many of the tutorials consists of a series of examples and tasks which illustrate each point and concentrate on simplified code so that you can see how they are used.

    • Introduction - An introduction to HTML.
    • HTML Tags – A look at standard HTML Tags.
    • Images and Tables - Using images and creating tables.
    • Styles and Stylesheets - Different ways to use styles.
    • Further Styles - Definitions and further examples.
    • Site Examples - A site layout.
    • Lists and Menus - Creating navigation.
    • Graphics – Graphic concepts and Photoshop.
    • Layouts – Some principles of design.
    • Adding functionality - JQuery and other features.
    • htaccess file - Examples of using an htaccess file.
    • Site set up – Domain names and search optimisation.
    • Forms – Formatting and layout of forms.
    • HTML 5 Design – Features of HTML 5.
    • Responsive Design – A responsive design example.

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