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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja: Get Up to Speed With PHP the Easy Way
PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition is a hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional application using PHP & MySQL. Comprehensively updated to cover PHP 7 and modern best practice, this practical and fun book covers everything from installing PHP and MySQL through to creating a complete online content management system.You'll learn how to:
  • Install PHP & MySQL on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux
  • Gain a thorough understanding of PHP syntax
  • Use object oriented programming techniques
  • Master database design principles and SQL
  • Develop robust websites that can handle high levels of traffic
  • Build a working content management system (CMS)
  • And much more!
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 10/26/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 690 pages

jQuery: Novice to Ninja: Novice to Ninja
jQuery: Novice to Ninja, 2nd Edition is the perfect book to jump-start your journey into jQuery. You’ll learn all the basics, so you’ll be able to truly appreciate the power of this JavaScript framework. Then you’ll move on to more advanced techniques, such as plugin development and the creation of almost every conceivable UI widget.
  • A practical, hands-on guide to using jQuery
  • Ready-to-use best practice solutions
  • Includes complete working code
  • Fully updated for jQuery 1.6
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 02/16/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages

Simply JavaScript: Everything You Need to Learn JavaScript From Scratch
Everything you need to learn JavaScript from Scratch!Packed with numerous examples, Simply JavaScript is a step-by-step introduction to programming in JavaScript the right way. Learn how easy it is to use JavaScript to solve real-world problems, build smarter forms, track user events (such as mouse clicks and key strokes), and design eye-catching animations. Then move into more powerful techniques using the DOM and Ajax.
  • Learn JavaScript's built-in functions, methods, and properties.
  • Easily integrate JavaScript in your web site.
  • Use JavaScript to validate form entries and interact with your users.
  • Understand how to respond to user events.
  • Create animations that bring your web site to life.
  • Start programming using the DOM and Ajax.Unlike other JavaScript books, modern best practices such as progressive enhancement, accessibility and unobtrusive scripting are used from the very beginning. All the code in the book is also cross-browser compatible and downloadable for free, so you can get started instantly!
  • Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 06/21/2007
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 430 pages

    HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World: Powerful HTML5 and CSS3 Techniques You Can Use Today!
    HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World is your perfect introduction to the latest generation of web technologies. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to know to get started today. You'll master the semantic markup available in HTML5, as well as how to use CSS3 to create amazing-looking websites without resorting to complex workarounds.You'll learn how to:
    • Lose that pesky Flash habit by embracing native HTML5 video
    • Set type that truly supports your message
    • Build intelligent web forms that users will love!
    • Design modern web apps the shine on mobile devices
    • Create dynamic, efficient graphics on the fly with SVG and canvas
    • Use shiny new APIs to add geolocation and offline functionality
    • Build your own full featured HTML5 website, the HTML5 Herald
    This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with lots of examples, and leads readers through the process of creating great websites from start to finish using HTML5 and CSS3.
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 03/10/2015
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 350 pages

    React: Tools & Resources
    This book is a collection of in-depth guides to some some of the tools and resources most used with React, such as Jest and React Router, as well as a discussion about how React works well with D3, and a look at Preact, a lightweight React alternative. These tutorials were all selected from SitePoint's React Hub. It contains:
    • Getting Started with Redux by Michael Wanyoike
    • React Router v4: The Complete Guide by Manjunath M
    • How to Test React Components Using Jest by Jack Franklin
    • Building Animated Components, or How React Makes D3 Better by Swizec Teller
    • Using Preact as a React Alternative by Ahmed Bouchefra
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 11/07/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 94 pages

    The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
    This second edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is the ideal book for people who can build websites, but are seeking the skills and knowledge to visually enhance their sites.This book will teach you how to:
    • Understand the process of what makes "good design," from discovery through to implementation
    • Use color effectively, develop color schemes, and create a palette
    • Create pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, and symmetry
    • Employ textures: lines, points, shapes, volumes, and depth
    • Apply typography to make ordinary designs look great
    • Choose, edit, and position effective imagery
    And lots more...This revised, easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and leads readers through the process of creating great designs from start to finish.It also features:
    • Updated information about grid-based design
    • How to design for mobile resolutions
    • Information about the future of web fonts including @font-face
    • Common user-interface patterns and resources
    Author: Jason Beaird
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 11/28/2010
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages

    Designing with CSS Grid Layout
    Layout in CSS has always been a tricky task: hacking solutions using positioning, floats, and the one-dimensional flexbox has never been very satisfactory. Fortunately, there is a new tool to add to our arsenal: CSS Grid Layout. It is an incredibly powerful layout system that allows us to design pages using a two-dimensional grid - offering the kind of fine-grained layout control that print designers take for granted! Grid Layout has been in development for a while, but has recently been made a W3C candidate recommendation and has been added to most of the major browsers, so is ready for prime time.This short selection of tutorials, hand-picked from SitePoint's HTML & CSS channel, will get you up and running with Grid Layout and using it on your own sites in no time.This collection includes:
    • An Introduction to the CSS Grid Layout Module by Ahmad Ajmi
    • Seven Ways You Can Place Elements Using CSS Grid Layout by Nitish Kumar
    • How to Order and Align Items in Grid Layout by Nitish Kumar
    • A Step by Step Guide to the Auto- Placement Algorithm in CSS Grid by Nitish Kumar
    • How I Built a Pure CSS Crossword Puzzle by Adrian Roworth
    This book is suitable for front end developers and web designers with some CSS experience.
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 07/31/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 82 pages

    The Principles of Successful Freelancing: Control Your Destiny - Become a Successful Freelancer Today!
    Thinking about becoming your own boss and embarking on the wonderful and rewarding journey of freelancing? The Principles of Successful Freelancing is for you. In this easy-to follow guide you'll learn what's important in transforming your skills into a booming freelance business.This book leads you through the entire process, from getting started, through to winning and keeping loyal clients. Running a successful freelance business is easy, and with the information in this book, you'll confidently turn your freelancing dream into a profitable reality.
    • Learn how to make a smooth transition into freelancing
    • Understand how to effectively manage your money
    • Ensure you spend your time on the right activities
    • Discover why a work/life balance is important
    • Learn how your network can support you and your business
    • Overcome your fear of selling
    • And much more ...
    The 12 Principles Of Successful Freelancing
  • Get OrganizedKeep your workspace tidy and plan ahead(short- and long-term).
  • Control StressRemain calm and work through issues to avoid early burnout..
  • ResearchSpend quality time researching your proposed business-it's more than a five minute web surf.
  • Be PassionateLove your work! You should enjoy what you do for a living.
  • BudgetSave for a rainy day rather than spend every centas it comes in.
  • Value your HealthBad health stops you from working. Take time to exercise and maintain a nutritious diet.
  • Embrace SellingEnjoy the sales challenge-it's easier than you think!
  • Satisfy CustomersDon't do average work-exceed their expectations and make them need you.
  • Grow Your NetworkValue family and friends' support, and meet new people all the time.
  • Maintain CashflowIt's what is in the bank that counts, not what you are billing-understand the difference.
  • Continually LearnKeep acquiring new skills and knowledge, every week. Let it slip and you could be left behind.
  • Achieve a Work/Life BalanceYour life should be more than work-maintain a good balance for health and success.
  • Author: Miles Burke
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 12/28/2008
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 207 pages

    JavaScript: Novice to Ninja
    JavaScript is a must-have skill for all web developers. JavaScript: Novice to Ninja is a fun, practical, and comprehensive guide to the modern usage of this deceptively powerful language. Comprehensively updated to cover ECMAScript 6 and modern JavaScript development, the second edition of this step-by-step introduction to coding in JavaScript will show you how to to solve real-world problems, design eye-catching animations, build smarter forms, and develop richer applications.
    • Learn the basics of JavaScript programming: functions, methods, properties, loops and logic
    • Use events to track user interactions
    • Build smarter web forms that improve the user experience
    • Work with the document object model (DOM) and Ajax to dynamicall update your pages
    • Add functionality to your apps using HTML5's powerful APIs
    • Use Test Driven Development methodology to write more robust code
    • Build a complete, working JavaScript quiz app from scratch
    Author: Darren Jones
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 09/20/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 666 pages

    HTML5 Games: Novice to Ninja: Create Smash Hit Games in HTML5
    This book will teach you how to create awesome video games. Games from scratch. Games that run cross-platform, in web browsers, and on phones. Games filled with dynamic sound and music. Games overflowing with impressive visual effects. Fun games.More importantly, this book will teach you how to think about making games. You'll learn to analyze and dissect games; to understand what it is that makes great games great. By the end of the journey you'll have all the knowledge and tools needed to produce engaging, polished products that people will love to play. What's inside?
    • Learn the basics: game loops and input
    • Draw graphics on the screen using Canvas
    • Add amazing sound effects and music using the Web Audio API
    • Develop several fun games: a platformer, a shoot ‘em up, a dungeon crawler, and a physics-based game
    • Create your own JavaScript game library
    • Jazz up your game up with "juice": screen shakes, particle effects, and more
    Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 02/15/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 462 pages
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