This column will look at modifying 'Address book in PHP revisited's' AB2 code to allow searching of multiple data fields.
In the last column we introduced the use of embedded databases within PHP via the Database Abstract (DBA) Layer. Now, we will re-implement Address Book 1 (AB1) using this superior technology.
Last month in our introduction to forms, we investigated input types and essential form elements. First we introduced the script required to start your forms, then we investigated commonly used input types such as text, password, checkbox and radio. ...
The motherboard is one of the most important components in any PC, but few people are aware of what it actually does. This guide will give you the knowledge to make an informed decision.
Previously we have looked at building a basic address book database system. Address Book 1 stored its data in a flat file format - that is, plain text. The problem with storing data like this is that it is inefficient to search the entire address boo...
A site that encourages people to keep returning is referred to as being 'sticky'. Interactivity is a large contributor to making your site warrant this description - and one of the most interactive aspects of HTML is forms. They give the user a hands...
We have looked at building a basic address book database system. Address Book 1 stored its data in a flat file format - that is, plain text. The problem with storing data like this is that it is inefficient to search the entire address book line by l...
An important part of coding is error checking. This month, we examine browser-related problems and also introduce HTML Validator Lite, which is a troubleshooting program that can identify syntax errors.
We have looked at storing address book entries submitted by users. The other requirement of an address book is to be able to locate an address. Now we will look at parsing address book entries and matching a user-supplied string: a search engine.
Last month I introduced you to tables by investigating structure, the major commands, and various properties of tables. This month's column explains how to insert captions, span rows and columns across other cells, place objects within your cells, an...
The previous column, 'Collecting user data' looked at how to accept data from basic HTML forms and store then in a structured format in a file. As this is such an important topic for those looking to become skilled in PHP development, we will revisit...
Tables are HTML structures that allow greater control over the positioning of elements in your Web pages. As an introduction. this column will explain how to specify the layout, cell dimensions, spacing, colour, and alignment of your tables.
There are two stages to receiving data from Web users: the first is to provide an interface to interact with, and the second is to retrieve this information. The most common way to do this is through the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), supported by P...
Previous columns have discussed how to change the size of text by using the FONT command.
In this column we look at writing data to files in a structured format and how to read it back in that format.
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