You don’t need to be a geek …

… to know you need a browser to access the internet. But if you aren’t afraid of becoming a geeky geek then you might find something useful here. It is all about the code. Start with the 20/20 guide to HTML. Next skim through the 20/20 guide to CSS. You’ll appreciate by that point that you need other languages such as Javascript to help make the user experience more engaging or PHP to add a database to manage your content. So time to push something more interesting out of your head and get $(ready) to go.

10 Thoughts to “About”

  1. Richard graham

    Hi Martin, great site!


    1. admin

      Cheers Rich – glad you like it. Anything you want me to cover? (But not ASP classic!)

      1. Webbystar Mnzava

        Please Martin can You do something about Angular?…

  2. Richard graham

    Now your talking, lol 😉

    Here’s a puzzler, from user inputted text on a form, hit submit button text then outputted on a curve in php if poss. 🙂

    1. admin

      Okay here you go. No PHP here just jQuery and CSS3 – so you’ll need a non-steam powered browser

      Silly Example

      Why would you want to do this anyway? You’ve got some funny clients.

  3. Graham Blair

    Hi Martin,
    Just a few questions for you….
    Do you know of an almost after hours web teaching at SHU? I’m doing software engineering and had you last year but was wondering if anyone taught an after hours class as I’d like to get in to web development a bit more.
    Not sure if it is in the Scope of your website but is it possible to have a page about web hosting? Such as WordPress etc. As I know how to make a basic webpage but not 100% on the best way to make it live.


    1. admin

      Hi Graham

      Hadn’t thought about doing that but would be a good to add some stuff on web hosts. I would just have an experiment. Try getting some web space with a cheap or free host ( and experiment with FTP. You can use the likes of Dreamweaver to FTP but if you haven’t got that then get a free copy of notepad++ which has a FTP client built in.

      Whichever way you go you need three bits of information from your web host. The name of the server, the login and password. You may also be required to add a directory name in but that can be optional.

      Put these three bits of information into your FTP tool of choice and try and connect. Can be a bit fiddly but I always say to people once you have connected to the server the rest is a breeze.

      Couple more tips, on Apache webservers the root folder is usually ‘htdocs’, so place you index.html or index.php at that level and create folders underneath ie ‘images’, ‘styles’ and ‘scripts’ etc. On a Windows server the equivalent of ‘htdocs’ is called ‘wwwroot’.

      If you are running Dreamweaver have a read of this page ‘Publishing’ in the Dreamweaver section.

      Hope that helps.


  4. Ok awesome site with some brilliant guides ! For me your PDO guides and teachings are a blessing, so simple to understand and after looking at your site after 5 mins i have a working sample piece of code. Just wished i found your site a few hours ago !

    Great work keep it up !!!!

  5. Matt

    Thanks Martin for great resources of PHP code.
    Make my day

    Great site!

  6. James Miller

    I’m looking for a calendar that links to mysql and uses php pdo on the server side. It can be jscripted on the view side. Must be stable for production. I am working on building it myself and will post progress. This is a great site.

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