Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video About the exercise files, part of Working with Data on the Web.
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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.
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.
- 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