Boring web sites are static. Interesting web
sites are dynamic. That is, their content
changes. A giant static HTML page listing the names, pictures,
descriptions, and prices of all 1,000 products a company has for sale
is hard to use and takes forever to load. A dynamic web product
catalog that lets you search and filter those products so you see
only the six items that meet your price and category criteria is more
useful, faster, and much more likely to close a sale.
The PHP programming language makes it easy to build dynamic web
sites. Whatever interactive excitement you want to create梥uch
as a product catalog, a blog, a photo album, or an event
calendar桺HP is up to the task. And after reading this book,
you'll be up to the task of building that dynamic
web site, too.