Next Thursday, May 15th, is the first day of our Premium Content Articles. At DMXzone we are delighted to announce our regular Thursday authors, Gareth Downes-Powell and Rachel Andrew.
Gareth will write every second Thursday, starting May 15. He’s been a great teacher of the new PHP capabilities of Dreamweaver MX and will be writing a series of advanced PHP tutorials describing how to use Objects and Classes to create reusable code. As a demonstration he’ll show how to create a custom database class, that makes it easy to work with a MySQL database from within your own code, and take your PHP/ MySQL skills to the next level.
Rachel will write every second Thursday, starting from May 22. Her first articles for DMXzone will be on Cascading Style Sheets, and Web Accessibility. Many people are aware that Style Sheets are a cure for cancer and will put an end to war and famine (or so many CSS advocates seem to claim!). However, finding out how to use them in your day to day web development, or how to retrofit your nested-tables site is difficult. So Rachel will take a traditional ‘tabular’ site apart, replacing the old fashioned, bandwidth-guzzling layout with CSS producing an identical (or better!) –looking site that can be used on any internet-enabled device, is compatible with all modern browsers, and downloads much faster - and is accessible for users with a disability.Each article costs just $1.99 to download – making it the cheapest way to learn these vital skills for Dreamweaver professional.
Then Rachel will teach on the mysterious art of making your sites Accessible. From being regarded as a fringe activity a year ago, now Web Accessibility is asked for on job adverts - and in some circumstances is legally required in the US, Japan and Europe.