Learning Web Design
Info:(X)HTML + CSS
Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins and Aaron Gustafson
Paperback: 479 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 3 edition (June 29, 2007)
Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning -- defining how the Web and web pages work -- and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you'll know how to get your pages up on the Web.
This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design practices and professional standards. Learning Web Design explains:
How to create a simple (X)HTML page, how to add links and images
Everything you need to know about web standards -- (X)HTML, DTDs, and more
Cascading Style Sheets -- formatting text, colors and backgrounds, using the box model, page layout, and more
All about web graphics, and how to make them lean and mean through optimization
The site development process, from start to finish
Getting your pages on the Web -- hosting, domain names, and FTP.Download:
Principles Of Beautiful Web Design
Author: Jason Beaird
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: SitePoint; 1 edition (January 31, 2007)
Tired of making web sites that work absolutely perfectly but just don't look nice?
If so, then The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is for you. A simple, easy-to-follow guide, illustrated with plenty of full-color examples, this book will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. Good design principles are not rocket science, and using the information contained in this book will help you create stunning web sites.
Understand the design process, from discovery to implementation
Understand what makes "good design"
Developing pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, balance and symmetry
Use color effectively, develop color schemes and create a palette
Use textures, lines, points, shapes, volumes and depth
Learn how good typography can make ordinary designs look great
Effective imagery: choosing, editing and placing images
And much more
Throughout the book, you'll follow an example design, from concept to completion, learning along the way. The book's full-color layout and large format (8" x 10") make The Principles Of Beautiful Wed Design a pleasure to read. Download:
Authors: Paul Wilton, Jeremy McPeak
PHP A BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Author: Vikram Vaswani
Paperback: 478 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (October 2, 2008)
Learn how to build dynamic, data-driven Web applications using PHP. Covering the latest release of this cross-platform, open-source scripting language, PHP: A Beginner's Guide teaches you how to write basic PHP programs and enhance them with more advanced features such as MySQL and SQLite database integration, XML input, and third-party extensions. This fast-paced tutorial provides one-stop coverage of software installation, language syntax and data structures, flow control routines, built-in functions, and best practices.
Designed for Easy Learning:
Key Skills & Concepts--Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
Try This--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills
Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid
Self-Tests--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge
Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated.Download:
Beginning SQL Queries - From Novice To Professional
Apress puplished (April 9, 2008) | PDF(file)-240 pages | 6.61mb(rar size)
Beginning SQL Queries: From Novice to Professional/byClare Churcher (Author)
Clare Churcher’s Beginning SQL Queries is your guide to mastering the lingua franca of the database industry: the SQL
language. Good knowledge of SQL is crucial to anyone working with databases, because it is with SQL that you retrieve
data, manipulate data, and generate business results. Knowing how to write good queries is the foundation for all work
done in SQL, and it is a foundation that Clare lays well in her book.
* Does not bore with syntax!
* Helps you learn the underlying concepts involved in querying a database, and from there the syntax is easy
* Provides exceptionally clear examples and explanations
* Is academically sound while being practical and approachable
What you’ll learn
* Write simple queries to extract data from a single table.
* Understand relational algebra and calculus and why they are important.
* Combine data from many tables into one business result.
* Avoid pitfalls and traps such as Cartesian products and difficulties with null values.
* Summarize large amounts of data for reporting purposes.
* Apply set theory to the problems of manipulating data and generating reports.
Who is this book for?
Beginning SQL Queries is aimed at intelligent laypeople who need to extract information from a database, and at developers
and other IT people who are new to SQL. The book is especially useful for business intelligence analysts who must ask more
complex questions of their database than their GUI–based reporting software supports. Such people might be business
owners wanting to target specific customers, scientists and students needing to extract subsets of their research data,
or end users wanting to make the best use of databases for their clubs and societies.Download:
Beginning PHP and MySQL
Info:PHP + MySQLBeginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition
offers a comprehensive introduction to two of the most prominent open source technologies on the planet: the PHP scripting language and the MySQL database server. Updated to introduce the features found in MySQLs most significant release to date, readers learn how to take advantage of the latest features of both technologies to build powerful, manageable, and stable web applications.
Essentially three books in one, readers not only profit from extensive introductions to the core features of each technology, but also learn how to effectively integrate the two in order to build robust data-driven applications. Packed with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers based on author W. Jason Gilmore's 7 years of expertise working with these technologies, readers will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide.What you'll learn
The PHP language
How to back your web site with MySQL
Templating so that you can apply a consistent design across all pages on your site
How to authenticate your web site users
This book is written for developers seeking to take advantage of the PHP language and MySQL database to create powerful web applications.About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from "novice to professional." Youll start your journey by seeing what you need to knowbut without needless theory and filler. Youll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you thereit is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!Download: