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Beginner's Walk - Web Development

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Web development beginner tutorials. A compilation of web development tutorials that serve as a beginner's walk to web development

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HTML – Basics Required For Making Web Sites

  • HTML For Beginners By Nongjian Zhou
    • Basic tags and Page Structure
    • Elements
    • Attributes
    • Paragraph, Divs, Tables
    • Design, Formatting Tags – Style Declaration (Basic CSS)
    • Div Page Design – Why using tables for layout is bad
    • Protocols – HTTP, Port Numbers, SSL (HTTPS)
    • URL-encode (for specifying addresses in hyperlinks) / HTML Encode (for representing entities in HTML)
    • What not to use
    • Designing for different browsers / Cross Browser Compatibility / Quirks vs Standards Mode
    • XHTML schema, and how to target it


  • CSS For Beginners By Nongjian Zhou
    • Syntax
    • Text Properties
    • Borders, Margins, Padding - Differences in how these are rendered in different browsers
    • Positioning
    • Cross Browser Issues, CSS 2.1




  • General Overview
    • Basic Syntax
    • Using Operators, Functions, Statements, Namespaces, Exceptions, etc.
    • GET vs POST
  • Basics
    • Page Creation
    • Inserting PHP Script
    • Files — create, read/write, open, delete, etc.
  • Objects
    • Overview
    • Constructors and Destructors
    • Class Definitions
    • Object Iteration
    Function Reference
  • APC
  • Error Handling
  • Database Extensions
  • Directory
  • Filesystem
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • libxml
  • XML Parser
  • Session Handling
  • Web Services
    • SCA
    • SOAP
    • XML
    • RPC
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • LDAP servers



  • Security – Cross Site Scripting
  • Security – SQL Injection by Colin Angus Mackay
  • Security – HTML Injection
  • Security – Spoofing and Phishing
  • Security – Handling Passwords and Logins
  • Security – General Overview – all possible threats



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Technical Writer CodeProject
Canada Canada
Sean Ewington is the Content Manager for CodeProject.

His background in programming is primarily C++ and HTML, but has experience in other, "unsavoury" languages.

He loves movies, and likes to say inconceivable often, even if it does not mean what he thinks it means.

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Would it be possible to include naming conventions and testing methods.
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