CHAPTER 1Application Planning and Design

In this book we will be creating a blogging web application that will allow us to cover not only all of the different PHP and database considerations involved, but also a number of different Web 2.0 principles (such as Ajax and tagging). The blogging application will allow users to create and manage their own blog. Each user will have their own public page on which their blog posts are published.

Figure 1-1 shows how the application will be structured. As you can see, we will use a database to store application data, and we will create separate logical areas in the application to manage each feature as required. Additionally, one of the core aspects of Web 2.0 applications is using standards-compliant ...

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