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Dealing with databases

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...

Troubleshooting in HTML

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.

Searching address book data in PHP

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.

HTML Table talk

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...

Advanced Processing of User Data in PHP

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...

Introduction to HTML tables

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.

Collecting user data

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...

Links and alignment

In the column 'Container tags' we began investigating online links, which enable you to 'click through' to another Web site that is live on the Internet.

Strings and PHP

If you read the 'PHP Hypertext Preprocessor' column, you might have been wondering about some of the peculiarities of string handling with PHP. Strings, simply, consist of one or more characters in sequence. In PHP, $s = "string" creates a string var...

HTML container tags

In the previous column 'Get your Web site started' we looked at how most tags require an opening and a closing command. These are called container tags.

PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

The remarkable volume of information which has moved to the Web over the last few years, and the complexity of delivering it dynamically to Web users, have resulted in the increased popularity of programming languages designed specifically for delive...

Get your Web site started

Before we start exploring in depth the structure of HTML, it is important to note that it is not a programming language, though you can be forgiven for thinking it is.

Introducing HTML

If you think HTML is only for die-hard Web-heads, then you may be overlooking the versatility of this very simple computer language.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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