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Quick E-Commerce with PHP and PayPal

Finding a secure method of payment can be a problem for small businesses without merchant credit card accounts or access to a secure server. This article concerns creating an e-commerce site using your own shopping cart or a third-party cart in conjunction with PayPal. This solution will maximise the business benefits and minimise the inconvenience to the customer.

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Search Engine Friendly Web Design

Using a database to dynamically create web pages makes for a much improved site in many ways. However, such URLs are not very search engine friendly. Search engines are much better at indexing static pages, and don't do a good job of following hyperlinks that contain query strings. The advantages of a dynamic site are overwhelmingly obvious - so what is to be done?

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Create a Web Forum Using phpBB

If you are thinking about setting up a forum for your web site you need not start from scratch. The open-source script, phpBB, can easily be installed on most web servers. This article will describe how this can be done right from downloading through to customisation.

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Lies, Damned Lies and SQL

When I read about the Developer Shed December Giveaway Contest in the most recent newsletter a thought occurred to me. Given the nature of the Developer Shed Network of sites, there should be an objective, computer-driven way of determining the winner. To remove all question of subjective bias in determining the winner I would like to suggest an algorithm to do just this.

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These articles give technical insight into the way softcoded creates web sites. The subjects covered include use of databases, Cascading Style Sheets, modular development, search engine optimization and other relevant issues. Consistent web design principles are demonstrated throughout.


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DocsLite for SQLite  (pdf)
Using Pandoc with DocBook  (pdf)
The xmllint Shell  (pdf)
mysqldump for Developers  (pdf)
Getting Started with Nutch  (pdf)
OpenWrt Logs  (pdf)
Installing Solr  (pdf)
Kobo EPUBs  (pdf)
The Compleat CouchDB  (pdf)
MariaDB Debian Packages  (pdf)
Installing MariaDB on Maverick Meerkat  (pdf)
PHP Subject/Observer  (pdf)
"Buy Now" Button  (pdf)
Using MySQL with PDO  (pdf)
__set_state  
OOP in PHP5  
Interview: Wez Furlong  
php|works Conference  
Programming PHP 2/e  
LinuxWorld  
PHP is Hot  
Open Sources 2.0  
PHP Security  (pdf)
php | works 2005  
Open Source for the Enterprise  
Test Driving Linux  (pdf)
Firefox Hacks  
Using cURL  (pdf)
MySQL Queries  (pdf)
The CSS Cookbook  
Security & Paypal  (pdf)
Using PHP-Nuke  (pdf)
PHP 5  (pdf)
Error Class  (pdf)
An Access Front-End to MySQL  (pdf)
Upgrading Access  (pdf)
Web Design Using HTML-Kit Part 2  (pdf)
Web Design using HTML-Kit  (pdf)
Don't Get Spoofed  (pdf)
Java Help Files  (pdf)
Search Engine/Directory Submission  (pdf)
Using htmlArea  (pdf)
Rescue Me  (pdf)
Sustainable Web Design  (pdf)
Modular Web Design  (pdf)
Installing MySQLGraphic  (pdf)
Reduce Image Size  
Listeners in Java  (pdf)
E-Commerce with PHP and PayPal  (pdf)
Search Engine Friendly Web Design  (pdf)
Install & Customize phpBB  (pdf)
Lies, Damned Lies and SQL  (pdf)
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