Building Blocks of Dynamic Websites
Students will discover the power of dynamic website coding with an introductory examination of PHP and MySQL. In this course, students will implement basic dynamic functions with PHP, and will hand-code a simple PHP-MySQL application to produce a dynamically-generated blog page. Students will examine similarities between their application and open source Content Management Systems like WordPress, and use what they learned to migrate an existing WordPress website.
Office hours will be provided every week at no additional charge.
Website Developers who want to increase the value they can provide in advising their clients on content development and website design to best accomplish business objectives. Entrepreneurs who want better familiarity with website development to save time and money with website professionals they hire or want to personally build a website for their own business endeavors. Anyone who wants to improve their employability by developing a universally-needed skill set or wants to begin a new career; who wants to empower themselves with the ability to build an effective website presence for any of their personal passions or business endeavors anytime they want
Learn to Build a Website – Part II or equivalent knowledge (instructor-approved)
Shannah is an active Website Developer supporting local businesses in the Hudson Valley from local professionals and craftsmen to web agencies and mid-size businesses. She began her journey into World Wide Web technologies in 1998. She is versed in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop. In Content Management Systems, she has fallen in love with Drupal, but also has experience in WordPress, Zen Cart, Shopify, and Squarespace. She has written a custom ecommerce CMS from scratch, and maintains other custom CMSs for some of her client base.