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Dynamic Web Programming and HTML5


With organizations and individuals increasingly dependent on the Web, the need for competent, well-trained Web developers and maintainers is growing. Helping readers master Web development, Dynamic Web Programming and HTML5 covers specific Web programming languages, APIs, and coding techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying concepts, theory, and principles. The author leads readers through page structuring, page layout/styling, user input processing, dynamic user interfaces, ...

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With organizations and individuals increasingly dependent on the Web, the need for competent, well-trained Web developers and maintainers is growing. Helping readers master Web development, Dynamic Web Programming and HTML5 covers specific Web programming languages, APIs, and coding techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying concepts, theory, and principles. The author leads readers through page structuring, page layout/styling, user input processing, dynamic user interfaces, database-driven websites, and mobile website development.

After an overview of the Web and Internet, the book focuses on the new HTML5 and its associated open Web platform standards. It covers the HTML5 markup language and DOM, new elements for structuring Web documents and forms, CSS3, and important JavaScript APIs associated with HTML5. Moving on to dynamic page generation and server-side programming with PHP, the text discusses page templates, form processing, session control, user login, database access, and server-side HTTP requests. It also explores more advanced topics such as XML and PHP/MySQL.

Suitable for a one- or two-semester course at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, this comprehensive and up-to-date guide helps readers learn modern Web technologies and their practical applications. Numerous examples illustrate how the programming techniques and other elements work together to achieve practical goals.

Online Resource
Encouraging hands-on practice, the book’s companion website at helps readers gain experience with the technologies and techniques involved in building good sites. Maintained by the author, the site offers:

  • Live examples organized by chapter and cross-referenced in the text
  • Programs from the text bundled in a downloadable code package
  • Searchable index and appendices
  • Ample resource listings and information updates
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"How do you teach web development for any type of device, and what do you include? What do you use for instructional materials? Where do you begin if you want to teach yourself? This book is where you start. It is suitable for instruction at the upper-division undergraduate level or the first-year of graduate school, as well as for self-study. The scope of topics is broad, including Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and HTML5, cascading style sheets (CSS), the document object model (DOM), JavaScript, PHP programming, MySQL database support, Apache web hosting, Extensible Markup Language (XML), Ajax, scalable vector graphics (SVG) and MathML, and mobile device computing. This is an ambitious list of topics to cover in a little over 600 pages. Fortunately, it looks like the author succeeded in his goal."
—Computing Reviews, March 2014

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439871829
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul S. Wang is a professor emeritus of computer science at Kent State University. A leading expert in symbolic and algebraic computation (SAC) and web-based mathematics education (WME), Dr. Wang has conducted over 40 research projects funded by government and industry. In 2001, he received the Ohio Governor’s Award for University Faculty Entrepreneurship. His main research interests include polynomial algorithms, parallel and distributed SAC, Internet-accessible mathematical computation, and enabling technologies for web-based mathematics education. He earned a Ph.D. from MIT.

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Table of Contents

The Web: An Overview
Web Is Part of the Internet
IP Addresses and Domain Names
Web Clients and Servers
Handling Different Content Types
Webpage Styling
Web Hosting
Web Servers
Domain Registration
Dynamic Generation of Webpages
Database Access
Client-Side Scripting
Document Object Model
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Web Development
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Webpage Markup with HTML5
HTML5 Page Structure
Creating a Webpage
HTML5 Elements and Entities
The Evolution of HTML
HTML5 Features and Advantages
Webpage Syntax
HTML5 Core Attributes
Webpage Architecture
Headings and Paragraphs
White Space and Line Wrapping
Phrasing Elements
Webpage Presentation Styles
Itemized Lists
List Styles
Links in Webpages
Pictures and Images in Webpages
Image Encoding Formats
Image Maps
Webpage Layout
Debugging and Validation

Audio, Video, and More HTML5
Audio for the Web
Playing Video
Embedding Media
Using Tables for Page Layout
Pagewide Style with body
HTML5 Entities
Webpage Character Encoding
Numeric and Named Character References
Metadata and Head Elements
Subordinate Webpages with iframe
Website File Organization

Styling with CSS
CSS Basics
Whole-Page Styling
Centering and Indenting
Centered Page Layout
Multicolumn Layout
CSS Selectors
Link Styles
Conflicting Rules
Style Properties
Webpage Layout with CSS
A Vertical Navbar
Page Formatting Model
Margin, Border, and Padding
Preformatted Content
Controlling Content Overflow
Styled Buttons
Drop Shadows
Borders by Custom Images
Background Colors and Images
Color Gradient
Browser Support for CSS
Explicit Element Positioning
CSS-Generated Content
Translucent Callout via CSS
Understanding the Cascade
Additional Style Features
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Forms, PHP, and Form Processing
A Simple Form
Basic Input Elements
Text Input
Input in Standard Formats
User Choices and Selections
Form Submission
File Uploading
Other input Elements
Layout and Styling of Forms
CSS for Form Presentation
Forms and HTTP
HTTP Message Format
Formdata Security and HTTPS
Form Processing Overview
PHP Scripting Overview
An Introduction to PHP
Strings in PHP
Arrays in PHP
Getting Started with Form Processing
Form Processing Example: Club Membership
HTTP Request Data Exposed
Processing File Upload

Dynamic User Interface with JavaScript
About JavaScript
Getting Started with JavaScript
Placing JavaScript in Webpages
Image Rollovers
Image Preloading
Presenting a Slide Show
JavaScript Arrays
A Conversion Calculator
Audio/Video Control
Pull-down Menus
CSS Transitions
Menu Fade-in and Fade-out
Animated Pull-down Menu
Sliding Menus for a Left Navbar
Using Windows
JavaScript Language Basics
JavaScript Form Checking
Smooth Scrolling Text
Animation with CSS
Transform with CSS
Events and Event Objects
Testing and Debugging
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What Is DOM?
Browser Support of DOM
HTML5 DOM API Overview
Putting DOM to Work
Node API
DOM Tree Depth-First Traversal
The DOM HTMLElement Interface
HTMLElement Fields and Methods
Document and HTMLDocument Interfaces
Generating New Content
A Smart Form
Client-Side Data Sorting
A Better User Interface for File/Image Upload
TicTacToe with Drag-and-Drop
Tower of Hanoi
DnD Local Files
Canvas Element and API
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Server-Side Programming with PHP
Page Templates
PHP Functions
Form Generation and Processing
File I/O in PHP
PHP Error Reporting and Debugging
Login with Basic Authentication
Session Control
Crazy Pizza Shop
Security Code Verification
Login Sessions
Image Manipulation
Providing Content Management
HTML5 contenteditable API
Updating the AMP
PHP Classes and Objects
System Calls and Script Security
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Database-Driven Websites
What Is a Database?
Relational Databases
SQL: Structured Query Language
SQL Queries
Creating Tables
MySQL Data Types
PHP Database Access
User Authentication Using Database
Database Supporting Product Orders
Displaying Shopping Carts
Handling Query Results and Errors
Receiving Payments
Prepared Statements
Guarding against SQL Injection
The phpMyAdmin Tool
PHP Built-in Database System
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Web Hosting: Apache, PHP, and MySQL
What Is a Web Server?
Request Processing
Response and Content Types
Apache Web Server
Accessing Linux Server Host
Linux Files Access Control
Running Apache on Linux
Apache Run-Time Configuration
Apache Web Access Control
Requiring Passwords
How HTTP Basic Authentication Works
How HTTP Digest Authentication Works
Password Encryption
Automatic File Deflation
URI to Document Space Mapping
Virtual Hosting
Installing Apache with Package Management
Manual Installation of Apache
PHP Module for Apache
Testing PHP
PHP Configuration
HTTP Caching
Installing phpMyAdmin
Installing MySQL
Linux Package Management
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XML, AJAX, and Web Services
What Is XML?
XML Document Format
News Syndication Formats
Browser Display of XML Documents
Transforming XML Documents with XSL
Named Templates and Template Calls
XML Processing in PHP
Soup of the Day
AJAX GET and POST Requests
Web Services
Accessing Web Services from PHP
Address Verification Web Service
AJAX: Form Address Verification
AJAX File Upload
XML Namespaces
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SVG and MathML
Including SVG and MathML in HTML5
SVG Markers, Patterns, and Transforms
SVG Animation
SVG User Interaction and Scripting
Knocking Balls Simulation
SVG versus HTML5 Canvas
Infix to MathML Conversion
MathML for Mathematics Education
Combining SVG with MathML
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HTML5 and Mobile Websites
Mobile Web Browsing
Mobile Website Strategies
Mobile Layout and Navigation
CSS Media Queries
Mobile Webpages
The Viewport
Automatic Redirection to Mobile Site
Touch Swipe Slide Show
Taking Advantage of the Smartphone
Conversion to Mobile
Mobile Site Testing and Debugging
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A Summary and Exercises appear at the end of each chapter.

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