Book cover for Smashing WordPress Beyond the Blog

GO BEYOND THE BLOG Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.

Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, an e-commerce site, and more.

YOU WILL LEARN:


THE ANATOMY OF A WP INSTALL AND HOW WORDPRESS ACTUALLY WORKS HOW TO BUILD BEAUTIFUL WORDPRESS THEMES – INCLUDING CHILD THEMES HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM LOGIN FORMS AND ADMIN THEMES HOW TO USE THE LOOP TO CONTROL CONTENT, AND EVEN USE ALTERNATIVES TO THE LOOP HOW TO INTEGRATE THEME OPTIONS HOW TO BUILD PLUGINS – INCLUDING WIDGET FUNCTIONALITY HOW TO BUILD YOUR WORDPRESS PROJECTS FOR SEO INTEGRATE WORDPRESS WITH THE SOCIAL WEB HOW TO CREATE AMAZING NAVIGATION HOW TO USE CONDITIONAL CONTROL ELEMENTS

Book cover for HTML5 Designing Rich Internet Applications

Implement the powerful new multimedia and interactive capabilities offered by HTML5, including style control tools, illustration tools, video, audio, and rich media solutions. Understand how HTML5 is changing the Web development game with this full-color, project-based treatment that shows you-not just tells you-what HTML5 can do for your Web sites. Reinforce your practical understanding of the new standard with demo applications and tutorials, so that execution is one short step away.
The companion website, visualizetheweb.com , is packed full of extra information, online code libraries, and a user forum, offering even more opportunity to learn new skills, practice your coding and interact with other users.

Book cover for Introducing HTML5

Suddenly, everyone’s talking about HTML5, and ready or not, you need to get acquainted with this powerful new development in web and application design. Some of its new features are already being implemented by existing browsers, and much more is around the corner.
Written by developers who have been using the new language for the past year in their work, this book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. Rather than being just an academic investigation, it concentrates on the practical–the problems HTML5 can solve for you right away. By following the book’s hands-on HTML5 code examples you’ll learn:
new semantics and structures to help your site become richer and more accessible
how to apply the most important JavaScript APIs that are already implemented
the uses of native multimedia for video and audiotechniques for drawing lines, fills, gradients, images and text with canvas
how to build more intelligent web formsimplementation of new storage options and web databaseshow geolocation works with HTML5 in both web and mobile applicationsAll the code from this book (and more) is available at www.introducinghtml5.com.

Since its introduction in 1998, XML has become an indispensable technology for exchanging data and operating across heterogeneous systems. Whether you’re sharing calendar events, importing syndication feeds, or querying an external API, XML is usually one of the formats available for consumption. Early versions of PHP provided extensions for working with XML, but it wasn’t until the introduction of SimpleXML, DOM, XMLReader, and XMLWriter in PHP 5 that working with XML was streamlined. XML Parsing with PHP, edited and produced by php[architect], provides a comprehensive survey of the classes and functionality available for working with XML. This edition covers parsing and validating XML documents, leveraging XPath expressions, and working with namespaces as well as how to create and modify XML files programmatically. Each chapter contains examples illustrating how to use the different XML extensions at your disposal.

Topics covered:
SimpleXML DOM XMLReader & XMLWriter XML Basics Namespaces in XML documents Working with syndication feeds REST, SOAP, and WSDL Validation with DTDs, RelaxNG, and XML Schema Written by PHP professional John M. Stokes, this book provides an easy-to-use reference for working with XML.