Handout for PHP exercises 8 is available – no extra files are required for this lab.
This session is on Open Source and Free Software – it covers the basics of the license, the difference between the different ‘camps’ and the major issues that may affect the take up of FLOSS in the future
This session talks about the architecture of a typical web application and shows how a series of technologies (and accompanying standards) allow a web transaction to take place. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, Web servers and browsers, along with a discussion of server side code and database servers are all explained (some of it at an abstract level).
Handouts for this session (PDF)
This is a practical session, implementing the site redesign in semantic HTML and CSS. This exercise requires a plain text editor – Textmate (mac) or Notepad++ (PC) are recommended but will do. A modern browser should be used to check the changes you make as you progress (Firefox with the Firebug debugging toolset are recommended).
This session is about moving an existing site into semantic HTML and CSS. By reducing the complexity (and mess) of the pre-existing HTML and moving the design into CSS broken into separate files, the site should be cleaner, better structured and more maintainable.
Slides for this session (PDF) (Cut down version without all the CSS explanations)
Slides for this session (PDF) (Full set of every slide that’s used)