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  • I have nothing but praise... this book is easily a five star purchase - Sequder Khan, Amazon
  • This 975 page book contains A LOT of useful "recipes"... 5 stars overall - A. Wiersch, Amazon
  • I really recommend it for anyone who wants clean, fast and proven code ready to use - Hussain Al-Marzooq, Amazon

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When the World Wide Web was first invented by Tim Berners-Lee, simply having a means to create hypertext links to other documents (including ones on remote computers), and to combine text and images using basic formatting, were revolutionary concepts that we take for granted today.

But slowly web developers started getting used to the initial 20 elements provided by HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and began adding more and more features in each new specification of the language. Luckily, though, the people driving this evelopment realized early on that if these extensions to the language were not handled sensibly, they could end up as an unwieldy, tangled web of tags. Thus HTML was created using the Document Object Model (DOM) meaning that all elements of a web page are uniquely addressable from both JavaScript and CSS.

More than that, it's also easy to insert PHP script commands into web pages too, and even integrate them with a database such as MySQL, to provide powerful back-end functionality, and the backbone of the Ajax process of behind-the-scenes communications between a web server and web browser.

In these days of widely varying browser capabilities and screen dimensions, developing code for a widening range of platforms such as iPhones, iPads, Android devices, PCs, Macs, tablets and so on, is more complicated than ever. Thankfully this book is here to help take some of that development off your shoulders, and to save you from "reinventing the wheel" by rewriting commonly-used processes yourself.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 992 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007179431X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071794312
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Robin has over 30 years experience of writing software, and developing websites and apps. He also has an extensive history of writing about computers and technology, with a portfolio of over 500 published magazine articles and almost 30 books, many of which have been translated into other languages. He is also a prolific Internet video course instructor.

As well as IT, his interests include psychology and motivation (which he also writes about), artificial intelligence research, many types of music (both playing and listening to), playing and creating board games, studying philosophy and culture, and enjoying good food and drink (following a 'Paleo' diet, which has resulted in 40 pounds weight loss).

Robin lives on the south-east coast of England (where he writes full time), along with his five children and wife, Julie (a trained nurse and university lecturer). Between them they also foster three disabled children. You can keep up with Robin's (sporadic) posts at robinnixon.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Alexander on July 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Web Developer's Cookbook by Robin Nixon is an outstanding resource. Robin provides the reader with two things. First, there is the collection of over 300 PHP, JavaScript, and CSS recipes, all built by Robin, which the reader can use instantaneously in their websites. That in itself is enough reason to purchase this book; however, he doesn't stop there. He also provides the reader with an in-depth explanation for every single recipe. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Web Developer's Cookbook will prepare you to add interactive content to your site in no time.

Beginners - Don't expect to master PHP, JavaScript, or CSS. That is not what this book is about. These languages take years of learning and practicing to become an expert. You can expect, however, to learn how to think like a developer, and how to code the right way. Before reading Robin's book, I would spend much of my "free" time researching how to perform some action with JavaScript, most of which was wasted on looking at poorly structured, incomplete code posted in random blogs and discussion threads. Web Developer's Cookbook has given me all of that time back! Robin has expertly pinned down the most common issues developers face, and he has written clean, concise code that resolves those issues. Recognizing that not every problem is the same, Mr. Nixon provides tips on how to customize the code to meet additional needs.

Experts shouldn't feel left out, either. Developers tend to develop a particular style of writing, like many authors, and sometimes these styles stray away from the "proper" way to code. This recipe book can serve as a refresher on proper coding techniques, and also provide developers with a different view on a problem set, thus improving the developer's toolbox.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lantana Al TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
Web Developer's Cookbook is a beefy 975 page book that includes 301 "recipes": 100 PHP recipes, 101 JavaScript recipes, and 100 CSS recipes that are well explained and that can be tailored to your own requirements. The author claims each one has been developed and debugged and will save you a lot of time. Also, HTML5 and CSS3 features are used in various recipes, making this book more "up-to-date" with newer CSS and HTML standards. The book even mentions the new Microsoft Metro interface and Windows 8 (at the time of this review, Windows 8 is still months away from release).

The PHP recipes (part II of the book) include text processing (1-10), image handling (11-20), content management (21-30), forms and user input (31-40), "the intenet" (41-50), chat and messaging (51-60), MySQL, sessions, and cookies (61-70), APIs, RSS, and XML (71-80), incorporating JavaScript (81-90), and "diverse solutions" (91-100). The JavaScript recipes (Part III of the book) include "core recipes" (1-18), location and dimensions (19-30), visibility (31-42), movement and animation (43-52), chaining and interaction (53-59), menus and navigation (60-69), text effects (70-76), audio and visual effects (77-83), cookies, ajax, and security (84-89), forms and validation (90-95), and solutions to common problems (96-101). The CSS recipes (Part IV of the book) include manipulating objects (1-19), text and typography (20-32), menus and navigation (33-38), page layout (39-45), visual effects (46-57), dynamic objects (58-75), dynamic text and typography (76-85), dynamic interaction (86-90), incorporating JavaScript (91-93), and superclasses (94-100). As you can see, there is A LOT in this book.

Note that this is not a tutorial book for learning PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or CSS.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hussain Al-Marzooq on May 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
Just got the books few days ago, while skimming through the chapters, I was thinking aha.. I can use this, this and that in my new application. Lots of the recipes are very easy to use and save lots of your time as developer.
The first book I bought for Robin Nixon was HTML5 for iOS and Android Mobile, it was a beginner guide to mobile apps programming and I am still referring to that book almost in regular bases. You can imagine what I will do with this cookbook!
I really recommend it for anyone who wants clean, fast and proven code ready to use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Wasshuber on June 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am programmer for more than 30 years. I consider myself a very good and experienced one - who doesn't :-) With cookbook type of books I am always a bit skeptical. Personally I have not gotten much out of them in the past. However, this one is somewhat different.

First, it covers three languages: PHP, JavaScript and CSS. This makes it very handy. Most everything one would need for web development purposes is available in one book. I must say that I did find ideas and approaches I have not thought about before, which is a good sign for me. Yes, of course, there are many recipes that I find trivial and hardly worth the pages they cover, but I guess it is important to also serve the beginner, not just advanced programmer.

Overall I found this a good collection of useful programs, explained in detail so that you can apply some of the ideas to other tasks as well as expand the code snippets to better serve your purpose.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TinaM on August 7, 2012
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This book was written for developers of any experience level. The recipes are clear, consise and deliver from beginning to end. I don't use it every day, but it's there when I DO need it. It's not really a book to just sit down and read. It's more for becoming familiar with its layout and the content to know what is included, and then turning to it when a solution is needed. It's a book I'll have for many many years.
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