Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies

Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies

by Paul McFedries
Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies

Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies

by Paul McFedries

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Overview

Learn the in-demand skills that let you turn lines of code into websites and apps

Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies is a one-stop resource for would-be developers who need guidance on the languages and steps used to build websites and applications. Learn the coding ropes and expand your existing skillset with this easy-to-understand guide. In these complete mini-books, you’ll walk through the basics of web development, structuring a page, building and processing web forms, and beyond. Learn how to build a website or create your very own app with the advice of web coding and development experts. This edition expands JavaScript and CSS coverage while providing new content on server-side coding and the development stack.

  • Get essential knowledge of how web development works—even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life
  • Learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other languages essential for building websites and apps
  • Discover how to make optimize your sites and apps for mobile devices
  • Expand on what you already know and improve your employability

This Dummies All-in-One is great for you if want to develop coding skills but don’t have a programming background. It’s also perfect for professionals looking to brush up on their web development skills and get up to date on the latest trends and standards.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781394197026
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/31/2024
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 848
Sales rank: 1,080,787
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has experience as a programmer, consultant, database developer, and website builder. Paul is the author of more than 100 books with four million in combined sales worldwide, including several bestselling titles in Wiley’s For Dummies and Teach Yourself VISUALLY series.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book 1: Getting Ready to Code for the Web 7

Chapter 1: How Web Coding and Development Work 9

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Web Development Home 23

Chapter 3: Finding and Setting Up a Web Host 39

Book 2: Coding the Front End, Part 1: HTML and CSS 51

Chapter 1: Structuring the Page with HTML 53

Chapter 2: Styling the Page with CSS 85

Chapter 3: Sizing and Positioning Page Elements 123

Chapter 4: Creating the Page Layout 151

Book 3: Coding the Front End, Part 2: JavaScript 181

Chapter 1: An Overview of JavaScript 183

Chapter 2: Understanding Variables 203

Chapter 3: Building Expressions 217

Chapter 4: Controlling the Flow of JavaScript 247

Chapter 5: Harnessing the Power of Functions 273

Chapter 6: Playing with the Document Object Model 305

Chapter 7: Building Reactive Pages with Events 339

Chapter 8: Working with Arrays 349

Chapter 9: Manipulating Strings, Dates, and Numbers 379

Chapter 10: Storing User Data in the Browser 413

Chapter 11: More JavaScript Goodies 423

Book 4: Coding the Back End: PHP and MySQL 441

Chapter 1: Learning PHP Coding Basics 443

Chapter 2: Building and Querying MySQL Databases 473

Chapter 3: Using PHP to Access MySQL Data 501

Book 5: Debugging Your Code 519

Chapter 1: Debugging CSS Code 521

Chapter 2: Debugging JavaScript Code 537

Chapter 3: Debugging PHP Code 559

Book 6: Coding Dynamic and Static Web Pages 567

Chapter 1: Fetching Data with PHP, JavaScript, and JSON 569

Chapter 2: Building and Processing Web Forms 595

Chapter 3: Validating Form Data 629

Chapter 4: Coding Static Web Pages 657

Book 7: Building Web Apps 677

Chapter 1: Planning a Web App 679

Chapter 2: Making a Web App Responsive 687

Chapter 3: Making a Web App Accessible 725

Chapter 4: Securing a Web App 747

Index 781

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