Available books

There are two books available from Amazon at the moment, PHP Tutorials – Programming with MySQL and PHP and HTML Beginners - Basics of Web Desgin

Note that you do not have to have a Kindle to read the eBooks. You can download and read it on a desktop computer, tablet or any other device that has compatible Kindle software reader.

PHP Tutorials – Programming with MySQL and PHP

ebook This ebook is a set of tutorials covering aspects of PHP programming and using MySQL with PHP to create dynamic web applications. The eBook is currently available through Amazon Kindle store or may be purchased as a PDF from this site.

The book covers:

  • Introduction - Variables, programming techniques and so on
  • Forms and PHP - Posting data between forms
  • Basic PHP structures - include files and how to use them
  • SQL and MySQL - Querying database tables using SQL
  • Using PHP and MySQL - Connecting to MySQL with PHP
  • Further PHP and MySQL - More PHP and MySQL
  • Error handling and debugging - Simple methods to find errors
  • Cookies and sessions - When and where to use them
  • Modifying Records - editing and updating databases with PHP and SQL
  • Classes - An introduction to object orientated programming
  • File Handling - Reading and writing to text files
  • Regular Expressions and Validation - Some validation methods
  • SQL Injection - Some methods to overcome this issue
  • JQuery - An introduction to JQuery

The book is approximately 350 pages if displayed as an A4 document.

The sample chapters are in PDF format.

Purchase the PDF version using PayPal. The pdf will be available to download immediately after purchase. You may use a PayPal account or any credit/debit card that can be handled by PayPal. Cost: $14.00 USD

HTML Beginners – Basics of Web Design


This book has been written from a series of college lectures on Web Design. It is has many exercises and examples which can be downloaded from the web site. It starts with an introduction to HTML and then takes the reader through the concepts of styles and how to apply them.

There are also chapters on Graphics, JQuery, setting up a web site and looks at HTML 5 and responsive web design concepts.

The book explains issues that you encounter in real world situations and provides the basic examples from which you can then use to further develop. Many of the tutorials consists of a series of examples and tasks which illustrate each point and concentrate on simplified code so that you can see how they are used.

  • Introduction - An introduction to HTML.
  • HTML Tags – A look at standard HTML Tags.
  • Images and Tables - Using images and creating tables.
  • Styles and Stylesheets - Different ways to use styles.
  • Further Styles - Definitions and further examples.
  • Site Examples - A site layout.
  • Lists and Menus - Creating navigation.
  • Graphics – Graphic concepts and Photoshop.
  • Layouts – Some principles of design.
  • Adding functionality - JQuery and other features.
  • htaccess file - Examples of using an htaccess file.
  • Site set up – Domain names and search optimisation.
  • Forms – Formatting and layout of forms.
  • HTML 5 Design – Features of HTML 5.
  • Responsive Design – A responsive design example.