Dynamic web page development requires a complete server environment. In this lesson we will install MAMP for the Mac or XAMPP for Windows, both of which allow us to install everything we need for dynamic development in a single package.
In this video we'll take a look at how to turn the Apache web server and the MySQL database on and off as needed. We'll also take a look at the administrative area of the Apache server to be sure it was installed correctly.
In this chapter you'll learn more about working in dynamic pages and how to pass data from one web page to another. We'll also look at working with dynamic features in Dreamweaver in order to speed up development.
Passing Data Between Pages
HMTL has some limitations that you need to know about. This video discusses those limitations and how to set up coding to allow one page to send information to a second page.
Server behaviors are a feature built into Dreamweaver to make working with dynamic pages easier. This chapter will show you some server behaviors and how you can use them in your web pages.
Creating Data-Driven Pages
Server behaviors are snippets of code that Dreamweaver can create for you to perform a specific task. In this lesson you'll learn where the Server Behavior panel is located and be introduced to some of the tasks that server behaviors can perform for you.
Dreamweaver offers many features for dynamic development, one of which is the master-detail page set feature. This feature allows us to create one recordset and populate two pages with information from the query.
In this chapter you'll get some closing thoughts from the author and some suggestions on where to go from here.
This course has shown you the many features within Dreamweaver that can help you work with dynamic websites. Once you begin moving into dynamic development, you will want to expand your PHP skills in order to add additional features to your site.