Website Design based on PHP Programming
PHP is one of the easiest web based programming language. It allows to create small
websites and also complex web based applications. When you combine PHP with HTML,
Most of web design companies using PHP to produce websites. Most popular CMS
systems like WordPress, Joomla are built using PHP language. It’s the easiest
programming language, but for a standard internet user it’s still a black magic area.
PHP & MySql Possibilities
When you combine PHP with mysql, you’ll be able to produce advanced websites / web
apps that can store user data and offer multiple features. Best example is a user login
feature that is currently offered in most modern websites. All user data is stored in the
mysql database including password, when user enter the details PHP make a query to
the mysql database, checks if the details match and if all is ok proceed to the password
Is there any other languages dedicated for the web?
Of course there are others. The best example would be ASP, Python, Java, but everybody
will tell you that PHP would be the easiest to learn and its features are not anywhere
worse than the others.
Objected PHP Programming
This is the key of programming complex web based systems and modern websites. OOP
is helping to keep the code clean and readable for other programmers and for yourself,
as after a year or two, if there is a need to do a major changes in the code, you’ll find it
hard if you didn’t follow OOP at the first place.
Hello World in PHP
To write your first app in PHP you’ll need a webserver running on localhost or use a
hosting package from 3rd party website development and hosting company. The easiest
way to setup webserver on Windows would be xampp. There are plenty of tutorials
available in the net on how to setup your own local webserver. After you have it
reade create a file called index.php and put the below code:
<?php echo “Hello World!” ;?>
That’s it, now you have fully functional Hello World php application – did I not tell you
it’s that easy?
PHP is not everything
After learning PHP you’ll find out that it’s not enough to do a really good website. In
order to be able to combine a great modern website you’ll better learn few more
design is important as well, you don’t want your website looking as it was done in 1990s.
PHP is the easiest to learn website programming language. Even you know PHP, you’ll
still have to learn multiple other languages, so the whole industry isn’t as easy as you
would thought so. By learning PHP and couple of more languages there will be nothing
to stop you from developing complex web based applications. Website design evolving
really quickly, so to be on top of the industry you’ll need to keep learning new lessons as
for example Responsive Website Design which now becomes a standard.