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The Missing Link

An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

by Michael Mendez

The Missing Link

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Book Description

Web development is an evolving amalgamation of languages that work in concert to receive, modify, and deliver information between parties using the Internet as a mechanism of delivery.
While it is easy to describe conceptually, implementation is accompanied by an overwhelming variety of languages, platforms, templates, frameworks, guidelines, and standards. Navigating a project from concept to completion often requires more than mastery of one or two complementing languages, meaning today's developers need both breadth, and depth, of knowledge to be effective.

This text provides the developer with an understanding of the various elements of web development by focusing on the concepts and fundamentals through the examples within, providing a foundation that allows easier transition to other languages and a better understanding of how to approach their work. The reader will be introduced to topics in a manner that follows most project development methods, from initial conceptualization and design through front end development, back end development, and introducing additional concepts like accessibility and security, while focusing on responsive design techniques. Each section of the text includes opportunities to practice the material and assess increased knowledge after examining the topics.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download The Missing Link ebook for free in PDF format (14.4 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Brief History of the Internet
Chapter 2
Current Trends
Chapter 3
Web Servers
Chapter 4
Network Basics
Chapter 5
Website Design
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Markup Languages
Chapter 8
Creating HTML Files
Chapter 9
Page Layout
Chapter 10
Text Layout
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Media Support
Chapter 17
Mobile Device Support
Chapter 18
Tags to Avoid
Chapter 19
Rule Structure
Chapter 20
Layout Formatting
Chapter 21
Font and Text Decoration
Chapter 22
Responsive Styling
Chapter 23
Server-Side and Client-Side Scripting
Chapter 24
Creating PHP Files
Chapter 25
PHP Errors
Chapter 26
PHP Output
Chapter 27
Data Storage
Chapter 28
Data Manipulation
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
File Interaction
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Objects and Classes
Chapter 34
JavaScript Syntax
Chapter 35
JavaScript Examples
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Database Types
Chapter 38
Data Relationships
Chapter 39
MySQL Data Types
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Advanced Queries
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Integration Examples
Chapter 45
Finishing Touches
Chapter 46
Now What?

Book Details

The Missing Link
Computer Science
Open SUNY Textbooks
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
14.4 MB

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