In December 2012 I started work on a web application for a friend. I had done very little HTML in the last 5 years, so I needed to catch up. Plus I had never connected HTML to a database.

First was the question of which HTML standard to use. I had been using XHTML, so the question was, is HTML5 ready for production?

Then I checked out the best database to use. I was familiar with MySQL, but maybe PostgreSQL was the way to go.

What programing language to use? I did know a little PHP (OK, very little). I had played with Java script and did not like it. Found it hard to understand, steep learning curve.

Now a year later I have found out how nice HTML5 is to work with.

In January 2014 I was scheduled to give a presentation the the Nashville Linux Users Group , so this is my presentation / blog. I have divided this blog into 6 parts:

  1. Introduction
  2. HTML5
  3. Cascading Style Sheets version3 (CSS3)
  4. PHP5
  5. MySQL Database
  6. Managing