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IBM developerWorks:
Devise Web 2.0 applications with PHP and DHTML (Part 1)
May 05, 2006 @ 07:09:04

The IBM developerWorks site has started a new series of articles today with the posting of this new tutorial focusing on the creation of Web 2.0 applications with the help of PHP and DHTML.

The buzzword of 2006 is Web 2.0. What that means is hotly debated, but it appears to refer to cool dynamic Web applications. Those Web applications -- often developed in PHP -- use dynamic HTML (DHTML) to create pages that move and change without having to go back to the server for a refresh. Author Jack Herrington explains how to get started in this "Devise Web 2.0 applications with PHP and DHTML" series.

Though the term DHTML is becoming a bit more scarce than it once was (being replaced by phrases like "dynamic pages with Javascript" or "javascript DOM manipulation"), it's still a powerful ally when combined with a flexible backend like PHP. They provide a few examples of applications that can be built with this combination including popup ad boxes, general popups, spinners (show/hide blocks of HTML), and tabs.

For each of the items, they give both the HTML and PHP code to get the job done, making it a simple matter of grabbing the code and pasting it into your favorite editor to get started. The next part of the article series will cover the creation of dynamic graphs and the creation of new HTML elements with the help of Javascript.

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IBM developerWorks:
Devise Web 2.0 applications with PHP and DHTML (Part 1)
May 05, 2006 @ 07:09:04

The IBM developerWorks site has started a new series of articles today with the posting of this new tutorial focusing on the creation of Web 2.0 applications with the help of PHP and DHTML.

The buzzword of 2006 is Web 2.0. What that means is hotly debated, but it appears to refer to cool dynamic Web applications. Those Web applications -- often developed in PHP -- use dynamic HTML (DHTML) to create pages that move and change without having to go back to the server for a refresh. Author Jack Herrington explains how to get started in this "Devise Web 2.0 applications with PHP and DHTML" series.

Though the term DHTML is becoming a bit more scarce than it once was (being replaced by phrases like "dynamic pages with Javascript" or "javascript DOM manipulation"), it's still a powerful ally when combined with a flexible backend like PHP. They provide a few examples of applications that can be built with this combination including popup ad boxes, general popups, spinners (show/hide blocks of HTML), and tabs.

For each of the items, they give both the HTML and PHP code to get the job done, making it a simple matter of grabbing the code and pasting it into your favorite editor to get started. The next part of the article series will cover the creation of dynamic graphs and the creation of new HTML elements with the help of Javascript.

tagged: dhtml javascript web2.0 application tutorial part1 dhtml javascript web2.0 application tutorial part1

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Ajax Magazine:
Interview with Jared White, XAJAX project's lead
May 02, 2006 @ 07:23:47

In the Ajax Magazine site today, there's an interview with the project lead for a popular PHP and Ajax development framework, XAJAX - Jared White.

The interviewer starts off just getting to know Jared, including the large amount of other projects he's associated with (both technology and not-tech related). From there, they move into the Web 2.0 discussion, asking him what he finds interesting about the movement and what he doesn't like about it all.

The remainder of the interview is talk about the XAJAX framework - what functionality it currently has, who's working on it currently, and a few hints on what's coming up in the next versions.

There's also a quick mention of Willowgarden, a rapid application development platform for PHP. Developer Preview 1 has been released for those that are interested.

tagged: interview xajax project lead status web2.0 future willowgarden interview xajax project lead status web2.0 future willowgarden

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Ajax Magazine:
Interview with Jared White, XAJAX project's lead
May 02, 2006 @ 07:23:47

In the Ajax Magazine site today, there's an interview with the project lead for a popular PHP and Ajax development framework, XAJAX - Jared White.

The interviewer starts off just getting to know Jared, including the large amount of other projects he's associated with (both technology and not-tech related). From there, they move into the Web 2.0 discussion, asking him what he finds interesting about the movement and what he doesn't like about it all.

The remainder of the interview is talk about the XAJAX framework - what functionality it currently has, who's working on it currently, and a few hints on what's coming up in the next versions.

There's also a quick mention of Willowgarden, a rapid application development platform for PHP. Developer Preview 1 has been released for those that are interested.

tagged: interview xajax project lead status web2.0 future willowgarden interview xajax project lead status web2.0 future willowgarden

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