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Creating a MySQL database


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Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics

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Video: Creating a MySQL database

So our next step in creating our database-driven application will be to define the database. So here we are in phpMyAdmin and we will go ahead and define a database. Now we have an existing database. If you are working with our example files you'll load that up. If not, just go ahead and feel free to create your own. We'll go about midway down the page and you'll see a dialog box that says Create new database. Now we're going to go ahead and type in the name of our database and we're going to go ahead and type in artist, and after we type in artist and that's artist singular and we would be using all lowercase, go ahead and click Create.
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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
    2. Using the exercise files
      46s
  2. 1h 23m
    1. Reviewing the Coding toolbar
      8m 42s
    2. Customizing the Coding toolbar
      9m 52s
    3. Taking advantage of Code Hinting
      7m 20s
    4. Using snippets and shortcuts
      11m 10s
    5. Using the Quick Tag Editor
      5m 18s
    6. Using Find and Replace
      9m 50s
    7. Regular expressions
      5m 39s
    8. Using Bridge with Dreamweaver CS3
      8m 28s
    9. Round-trip editing with Photoshop CS3
      3m 40s
    10. Leveraging image variables in Photoshop CS3
      7m 32s
    11. Integrating external variables into your workflow
      6m 16s
  3. 37m 26s
    1. Understanding the CSS Styles panel
      7m 59s
    2. Understanding the Cascade
      5m 50s
    3. Understanding Inheritance
      5m 8s
    4. Understanding Specificity
      7m 5s
    5. Managing CSS styles
      5m 4s
    6. Using Design-Time style sheets
      6m 20s
  4. 2h 19m
    1. Using the new CSS template pages
      5m 59s
    2. Understanding DIV tag structure and layout
      12m 0s
    3. Understanding the CSS box model
      10m 0s
    4. Using absolute and relative positioning
      8m 35s
    5. Understanding floating elements
      7m 9s
    6. Clearing floats
      7m 19s
    7. Using floats to control page layout
      3m 45s
    8. Building structure and assigning IDs
      10m 19s
    9. Applying basic styling to structured content
      11m 14s
    10. Positioning container elements
      11m 4s
    11. Enhancing layouts with background graphics
      11m 48s
    12. Creating faux columns with background graphics
      8m 55s
    13. Creating rounded corners with background graphics
      9m 17s
    14. Building navigation with CSS
      16m 57s
    15. Using Dreamweaver's Browser Check feature
      5m 31s
  5. 53m 22s
    1. Creating properly structured forms
      6m 30s
    2. Creating accessible forms
      6m 41s
    3. Using CSS to lay out form structure
      7m 40s
    4. Creating vertical columns for form elements
      7m 48s
    5. Adding user feedback
      5m 52s
    6. Applying advanced styling to forms
      8m 11s
    7. Client-side form validation
      4m 17s
    8. Validating forms with the Spry Validation tools
      6m 23s
  6. 1h 20m
    1. Understanding the Spry framework
      3m 43s
    2. Defining a data source for use in Spry
      3m 56s
    3. Creating a Spry table
      8m 8s
    4. Using the Spry widgets
      8m 11s
    5. Connecting various data sets
      4m 50s
    6. Understanding Spry widget structures
      7m 1s
    7. Applying custom styles to Spry widgets
      6m 24s
    8. Applying additional custom styles to Spry widgets
      8m 46s
    9. Controlling Spry widget behaviors with JavaScript
      6m 0s
    10. Controlling Spry widget animations with JavaScript
      9m 31s
    11. Creating effects with Spry behaviors
      4m 42s
    12. Hand-coding Spry
      9m 11s
  7. 1h 11m
    1. Creating a base template
      8m 6s
    2. Creating editable attributes
      6m 26s
    3. Creating a new page from a template
      7m 42s
    4. Applying a template to an existing page
      4m 36s
    5. Creating nested templates
      5m 24s
    6. Using repeating regions
      6m 34s
    7. Creating editable and non-editable optional regions
      6m 0s
    8. Using template parameters
      7m 26s
    9. Using template expressions
      9m 59s
    10. Using conditional template expressions
      8m 54s
  8. 54m 40s
    1. Examining XML structure
      2m 44s
    2. Creating an XML document
      9m 9s
    3. Using the CDATA structure
      5m 7s
    4. Creating an XSLT file
      4m 33s
    5. Binding data from an XML to an XSLT document
      5m 6s
    6. Inserting repeating regions into an XSL document
      5m 16s
    7. Creating a client-side XSL transformation
      2m 52s
    8. Styling a remote RSS feed
      7m 29s
    9. Creating a server-side XSL transformation
      5m 31s
    10. Writing XSL expressions
      6m 53s
  9. 1h 2m
    1. Overview of building dynamic websites
      1m 35s
    2. Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Mac
      3m 22s
    3. Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Windows
      3m 54s
    4. Creating a MySQL database
      3m 16s
    5. Defining a testing server and database bindings
      6m 14s
    6. Creating a database recordset
      4m 35s
    7. Adding dynamic content to the page
      5m 14s
    8. Creating repeating regions of dynamic content
      7m 6s
    9. Filtering database records
      7m 39s
    10. Using the Live Preview
      10m 22s
    11. Passing URL parameters
      4m 23s
    12. Dynamically generating links
      5m 18s
  10. 57m 9s
    1. Understanding behaviors
      5m 16s
    2. Installing additional behaviors
      3m 39s
    3. Planning to create a custom behavior
      3m 42s
    4. Examining existing behaviors
      5m 32s
    5. Building a behavior function
      7m 23s
    6. Creating an Action file
      6m 48s
    7. Enabling behavior functions
      9m 1s
    8. Initializing the user interface for a behavior
      3m 9s
    9. Loading behaviors in Dreamweaver
      6m 47s
    10. Testing and debugging behaviors
      5m 52s
  11. 27m 12s
    1. Running reports
      7m 41s
    2. Checking and validating links
      3m 40s
    3. Using cloaking
      5m 42s
    4. Using Check In/Check Out
      4m 3s
    5. Using Design Notes
      6m 6s
  12. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics
11h 10m Intermediate Sep 21, 2007

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Covering diverse topics such as improving workflow and managing CSS styles, Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics is a hands-on course that teaches users how to move beyond standard, static websites. Instructor James Williamson explores how to increase productivity, interactivity, and accessibility with Dreamweaver. He also discusses how to extend the application's capabilities with XML and XSL. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Topics include:
  • Reviewing and customizing the coding toolbar
  • Understanding the CSS Styles panel
  • Using absolute and relative positioning
  • Creating accessible forms
  • Building AJAX pages with the Spry framework
  • Extending templates
  • Working with XML and XSL
  • Building dynamic content
  • Creating custom behaviors in Dreamweaver
  • Running reports
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Software:
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Author:
James Williamson

Creating a MySQL database

So our next step in creating our database-driven application will be to define the database. So here we are in phpMyAdmin and we will go ahead and define a database. Now we have an existing database. If you are working with our example files you'll load that up. If not, just go ahead and feel free to create your own. We'll go about midway down the page and you'll see a dialog box that says Create new database. Now we're going to go ahead and type in the name of our database and we're going to go ahead and type in artist, and after we type in artist and that's artist singular and we would be using all lowercase, go ahead and click Create.

Now it has created our database for us and at this point it's just waiting for us to populate it. Now if we wanted to we could go ahead and populate this by hand, but we happened to have an existing database and we'll go ahead and populate it that way. Since we have existing database information we'll just import that information. So there are some navigation tabs at the top of the page and I am just going to go click on the Import link. This will bring up a new screen and it's asking us for the location of the text file that we're going to import and if we knew the location we could just type it in, but it's easier just to browse. So I am going to type Browse.

Right, so you're going to click on the Chapter 8 Dynamic Development Exercise Files and you'll notice that the artist _db.sql is right in there. That's the data we're going to add to our database. So we'll click Open, and it will go ahead and bring that information in. So to finish the import just scroll down, you may have scrolled down a little bit based on your screen resolution and click Go. It will give you a message that lets you know if the import has been successful and it looks like our import has been successful. So we're just going to verify that our information was successfully imported.

We have a drop-down menu on the left- hand side now that says Databases, so I am going to grab that pulldown menu and I want to choose the artist database. So we're looking inside of our artist database right now, and this may seem kind of confusing but we have a table named artists. So what we are looking at is a listing of all the tables in our database. We only have one table in this database, so it's a fairly simple database. And at this point we can go ahead and inspect these tables and see what's inside of them. Now may be attempted to go ahead and click the checkbox before you browse, but it's an odd sort of the interface thing if you check the box beside the table name before you browse it will un- check it. So I am just going to go right beside artists and click Browse. Again your screen resolution may force you to do this. we're going to scroll down a little bit and we get to inspect our table. So we can see there all our artists, so we have William and Josh, Joe, Jennifer, Greg, Debra, all the way down to Ben.

Now I just want to take a brief moment here to inspect the database and see what kind of information we're going to be dealing with. The first item in our table that we are going to be using is an artist id and you can see that is the fourth column over right here. Then we have artist's firstName and artist's lastName, a shortName, a tagLine and a bio, which contains a much longer description of the artist, and then we have image links to a small image, a large image and a caption for that larger image. So this is all information that was put together so that we could display this information in our application.

Now that we have our server environment set up and running and a database where application defined we're going to return to Dreamweaver and enable our site for dynamic development.

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