Simple PHP Website Templates

So you have a basic HTML site with 100 pages, what happens when you want to change the title tag? Well, if you aren’t using PHP includes, you will have to update each file. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make the change to one file and it would update every page? That is what we will accomplish with our basic PHP template tutorial.

Password Verification and Strength Checker

This tutorial will walk you through creating a registration form that includes a password strength checker to tell the user how strong (security wise) their password is. This form will also include two password boxes and will verify that the same password has been entered twice to prevent typing the wrong thing into a password box.

JavaScript Progress Bar

This tutorial will walk you through Configuring a javascript based progress bar that can triggered by several things. You could have it triggered by how many results are pulled back from a database, or you could have it triggered by the length of a textbox (passwords), or even trigger it by checkboxes that are checked.

Hide and Show a Div Using Javascript

This tutorial will show you how to create a hidden Div and display it with the click of a link. There are a few reasons you may want to hide a Div in a website design. You may want to create a drop down type menu or a box that will show more information when you click a link. Another reason would be for SEO purposes. In theory hiding information in a Div is not against Google’s rules. As long as the user can still see the content when clicking a button you are not displaying different information to the user than you are to the search engine.

Creating a Form that will Search a MySQL Database

In this tutorial I will show you how to add a simple search box to query a MySQL database. This tutorial is a continuation of the “How to Access a MySQL Database Using PHP” tutorial.
Since writing that original tutorial I have created a local WAMP test environment. I have created the database “test” with a table “testable”. The table contains the following fields:

Setting Up a WAMP Server

This tutorial will walk you through setting up a WAMP Server using software that can be found on sourceforge for use. First, a little description is an order. A WAMP Server is a Windows Machine that has Apache, MySQL, and PHP on it (WAMP – Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) To install these before you would have to get the installs and binaries and configure them yourself and set everything up which can be a tedious task as well as very time consuming.

Styling HTML Tables with TableCloth

In this tutorial I will show you how to apply some simple style to your tables by applying the TableCloth style sheet and JavaScript file. TableCloth is a free, light way, way to add style to existing HTML tables. It only required two lines of code added to your table. With table clothe you can also modify how the HTML tables react to your input by changing the JavaScript file.