This comprehensive 10-hour video programming course takes you in logical steps through the entire process of building an instantly updating, AJAX-powered, dynamic database-driven website.
You can learn more about the course and my background and teaching style by listening to my recent interview for John Colley’s Online Learning Podcast, available on iTunes and on John’s website, jbcolley.com.
The course begins with more than 50 FREE video lessons, which you can watch on Udemy or Youtube (the video quality is better on Udemy!) and teaches you how to build, from scratch if you need, a fully-functioning favourite movies website based loosely on Youtube’s favourite movies interface, enhanced to update instantly like a simplified version of Trivago‘s hotel search site.
This course teaches you to:-
- structure a website with HTML5
- apply styling to it with CSS
- download and install XAMPP, allowing your machine to function as a local webserver
- connect to a database using MySQLi and retrieve and insert records using prepared statements, one of the recommended ways of ensuring database security
- replace static HTML with dynamic content from the database using MySQL embedded in PHP
- enhance the website’s appearance and functionality with jQuery
- combine CSS, jQuery and AJAX to update the database and HTML on the fly
- carry out essential security procedures to protect the project from hacking
- adapt and upload the project to your web host.
The course is suitable for complete beginners, but is carefully designed to be extremely flexible; incremental working files allow you to join the course at any point, without having to go through lessons you do not need, making for an efficient learning experience whatever your level.
Want to do the course but can’t afford to pay?
If you want access to the course but really can’t afford to pay, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, briefly explaining your situation, and I’ll consider giving you free access.
However, I am not a rich man, and I do rely on my tutorials for all my income, so if you find the course useful and subsequently find you are able to pay, then I would be very grateful for whatever donation you feel you can afford.