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Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Mac


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Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics

with James Williamson

Video: Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Mac

In this movie we're going to setup our application server environment on a Mac by installing the MAMP Project Application Server. MAMP stands for Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Now if you are a little nervous about installing and setting up an Application Server, don't worry. If you can drag-and-drop you can install MAMP. So in your browser navigate to www.mamp .info, and it should take you directly to the page that you see on screen. Once you arrive on the homepage in the lower right-hand corner you should see a link that says Download now, we'll go ahead and click that, and that will take us to a download page.
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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
Subject:
Web
Software:
Dreamweaver
Author:
James Williamson

Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Mac

In this movie we're going to setup our application server environment on a Mac by installing the MAMP Project Application Server. MAMP stands for Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Now if you are a little nervous about installing and setting up an Application Server, don't worry. If you can drag-and-drop you can install MAMP. So in your browser navigate to www.mamp .info, and it should take you directly to the page that you see on screen. Once you arrive on the homepage in the lower right-hand corner you should see a link that says Download now, we'll go ahead and click that, and that will take us to a download page.

To download the MAMP install file, click on the link that says MAMP & MAMP PRO. That will open up a dialog box to let you know that you are going to be saving the MAMP install file to your hard- drive and you just want to click Save File folder. And that will download that to your hard-drive. Once your file has finished downloading, on your desktop you should see the MAMP install file and it will have a . dmg extension, double-click that. That will open up the License Agreement, go ahead and click Agree. After double-clicking the install file you'll see the resulting disc image. To install MAMP locally all you have to do is grab the MAMP folder and drag it over to the Applications directory and release, and it will go ahead and install.

Notice that I have selected the MAMP folder and not the MAMP PRO. MAMP is freeware, whereas MAMP PRO is not. It has added functionality and you may want to explore that at a later time. Once MAMP has finished installing, you're going to want to open it up and configure it. So we're going to go ahead and close out of this window and we'll find it in our Applications directory. When you browse through your Applications directory you should now see a folder called MAMP. So if I click on the MAMP folder I see the directory structure, and there is one folder in particular I want to point out to you.

It's this htdocs folder right there which is currently empty. When you upload file to be tested on the MAMP server, this is the directory that they are going to need to be located. So that's very important for what we're going to be doing in Dreamweaver, because that's where we are going to have to upload our remote files to test our applications. I'll go ahead and launch MAMP and as you launch MAMP you're actually going to see the server startup, so our Apache and MySQL server will go green, and it didn't stick around long enough, but if they launch fast we'll actually see little control panel will turn green on you. But as it is once we launch MAMP, it launches it in your browser window. So you'll control your server and all the components here from the browser window.

I do want to point something in the browser address bar. If you will take a look you'll see we are now located at localhost and then a colon indicating port 8888. Now that's very important because in Dreamweaver when we specify the local host we'll need to remember the port that MAMP is using. Another thing that we need to point out on this page. If we look a little past halfway down, you are going to see that the MySQL password is set to default username of root and a default password of root. So please take note of that.

You could certainly change it here, but being in tested environment we're not going to change that. For your own development work you're definitely going to want to set your own username and password. Our next step will be to go to the phpMyAdmin and define the database. So we'll just go ahead and click on the phpMyAdmin link and we'll go ahead and create our database in the next exercise.

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Q: In the Chapter 3 movie “Creating rounded corners with background graphics”, the instructor uses a .last class selector. What are the CSS properties of this selector?
A: The .last selector is as follows:
#current p.last{
background: url(../_images/current_btm_bg.gif) no-repeat bottom
left;
padding-bottom: 2em;
margin: 0;
}
The background is the bottom rounded corner graphic, the bottom padding keeps the type away from the bottom of the box and thus the rounded corners, and the margin ensures that the box elements fit seamlessly with each other.
 
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