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I wanted to talk about some things that you need to be familiar with before taking this course. You should be familiar building online projects and know how HTML works. A really good course to check out is HTML Essential Training with Bill Weinman. You should also be familiar with JavaScript basics. If you need help check out Simon Allardice's JavaScript Essential Training. In this course, I show you how to process a form dynamically using Ajax. You may also want to check out my course, JavaScript and Ajax. On some of the chapters you're going to need to have access to a web server to test and run the examples. If you need help understanding FTP and working with a hosted server check out my course, Managing a Hosted Web Site.

What you should know

I wanted to talk about some things that you need to be familiar with before taking this course. You should be familiar building online projects and know how HTML works. A really good course to check out is HTML Essential Training with Bill Weinman. You should also be familiar with JavaScript basics. If you need help check out Simon Allardice's JavaScript Essential Training. In this course, I show you how to process a form dynamically using Ajax. You may also want to check out my course, JavaScript and Ajax. On some of the chapters you're going to need to have access to a web server to test and run the examples. If you need help understanding FTP and working with a hosted server check out my course, Managing a Hosted Web Site.

On some of the examples I'll be working with an online database so make sure you check out the chapter on reading a database on this course. You should be comfortable editing with text editors like BBEdit, Sublime Text or others. In this course, I'm going to use an editor called Sublime Text, but you should use your favorite text editor. With just a little bit of background experience, you should have no problem taking this course.

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  1. 3m 36s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. What you should know
      1m 2s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
  2. 12m 50s
    1. Understanding forms
      2m 2s
    2. Working with form fields
      7m 4s
    3. Using the form tag
      3m 44s
  3. 19m 23s
    1. Using input validation
      2m 10s
    2. Adding required fields and placeholders
      1m 31s
    3. Constraining numeric and date fields
      2m 32s
    4. Accepting multiple entries
      1m 41s
    5. Limiting uploads by MIME types
      2m 35s
    6. Assisting text input with a datalist
      1m 55s
    7. Constraining with regular expression patterns
      6m 59s
  4. 42m 13s
    1. Accessing forms
      3m 57s
    2. Looking up form elements
      3m 35s
    3. Handling focus changes
      2m 47s
    4. Detecting the onchange event
      4m 31s
    5. Using the selectedIndex property
      2m 30s
    6. Dynamic validation with regular expressions
      7m 0s
    7. Creating a generic input validation function
      4m 31s
    8. Validating in older browsers with Modernizr
      7m 32s
    9. Interrupting form submission with onsubmit
      5m 50s
  5. 15m 20s
    1. Understanding jQuery
      3m 47s
    2. Validating on submit with jQuery
      3m 45s
    3. Building interactive jQuery validation
      2m 34s
    4. Using the jQuery Validation plugin
      5m 14s
  6. 32m 57s
    1. Communicating with PHP servers
      2m 27s
    2. Retrieving data from superglobals
      8m 18s
    3. Using server-side validation
      4m 59s
    4. Adding in-page validation
      5m 22s
    5. Mirroring input data back to the user
      7m 46s
    6. Sanitizing form input
      4m 5s
  7. 43m 29s
    1. Mailing form data
      8m 28s
    2. Understanding file uploads
      3m 1s
    3. Uploading files
      9m 20s
    4. Processing form data with AJAX
      8m 14s
    5. Preparing your database
      5m 50s
    6. Pushing data
      8m 36s
  8. 1m 17s
    1. Next steps
      1m 17s

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