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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Andy Harris

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Chapter 5

Taking Control of Content

In This Chapter

arrow Approximating CMS with Server Side Includes (SSI)

arrow Reviewing client-side includes using AJAX

arrow Using PHP includes to build a basic CMS-style system

arrow Building a data-based CMS

arrow Creating a form for modifying content

Commercial sites today combine many skills and tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, databases, and PHP. This book covers many of these techniques. In this chapter you combine all these techniques to build your own content management systems. Some are very simple to build, and some are quite sophisticated.

Building a “Poor Man's CMS” with Your Own Code

The benefits of using a CMS are very real, but you may not want to make the commitment to a full-blown CMS. For one thing, you have to learn each CMS's particular way of doing things, and most CMSs force you into a particular mindset. For example, you think differently about pages in Drupal than you do in WebsiteBaker (both described in Chapter 3 of this minibook). You can still ...

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