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Working with Data on the Web

with Joseph Lowery

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I'm very happy to announced that any member of lynda.com has access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. Naturally, the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own webpages. However, you may find it helpful to work with the supplied Exercise Files to practice the steps safely and without creating your own examples. To begin using the files from the site, download them, extract them, and then store them in a convenient location such as your desktop or by local server, as I have here.
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Watch the Online Video Course Working with Data on the Web
2h 21m Intermediate Aug 21, 2013

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Often, designers need to convey simple data without the overhead of a relational database such as MySQL. This course introduces web technologies that make it easy for a designer or developer to store, retrieve, and display data online.

First, discover how data is collected via standard and advanced HTML5 forms. Then look at a client-friendly approach to storing that data using simple CSV files. Next, Joseph shows how to store, manage, and style data with the three big players: the granddaddy of static data, XML; the popular JavaScript-based JSON; and the recursively named YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language), frequently used in Ruby-based projects. Plus, take a close look at basic HTML5 data options, including local storage and the flexible data attribute.

Topics include:
  • Interacting with data through HTML forms
  • Storing data as comma-separated values
  • Saving, retrieving, and displaying data as XML
  • Setting up and updating JSON data
  • Creating a YAML data file
  • Using HTML5 data storage solutions
Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
HTML XML CSS JSON YAML
Author:
Joseph Lowery

About the exercise files

I'm very happy to announced that any member of lynda.com has access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. Naturally, the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own webpages. However, you may find it helpful to work with the supplied Exercise Files to practice the steps safely and without creating your own examples. To begin using the files from the site, download them, extract them, and then store them in a convenient location such as your desktop or by local server, as I have here.

The Exercise Files folder is organized by chapter. And the chapters are broken down into various lessons. Within the Lesson folders, there are series of items, typically, HTML, CSS, images and so forth that make up the practice file. For many lessons you will also find the folder named Final which contains the completed lesson file that you are free to explore at your leisure. You can either follow the whole course chapter by chapter or jump in at any point.

If you'd rather not use the Exercise Files, you can definitely follow along with your own assets.

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