Chapter 1Installation

In this book, I will guide you as you take your first steps beyond the static world of building web pages with the purely client-side technologies of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Together, we’ll explore the world of database driven websites and discover the dizzying array of dynamic tools, concepts, and possibilities that they open up. Whatever you do, don’t look down!

Okay, maybe you should look down. After all, that’s where the rest of this book is. But remember, you were warned!

Before you build your first dynamic website, you must gather together the tools you’ll need for the job. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to download and set up the two software packages required. Can you guess what they are? I’ll give you a hint: ...

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