David Powers is an author and trainer, who's passionate about web standards. He's written or contributed to 15 books and video series about Dreamweaver, PHP, CSS, and other web-related technologies. His most recent titles are HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5: Learn by Video, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Studio Techniques: Designing and Developing for Mobile with jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3 (both Adobe Press). David's articles are among the most popular tutorials in the Dreamweaver Developer Center. David is an Adobe Community Professional for Dreamweaver and specializes in developing web solutions using PHP and the MySQL database. Prior to his career as an author, David was a BBC radio and TV journalist, and spent many years working in Japan. He has translated several musical plays from Japanese into English.

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Building your first dynamic website – Part 3

(Jul 18, 2010)

Learn to add HTML, CSS, and PHP code to draw the contents from a database and display it on your site.

Building your first dynamic website – Part 2

(Jul 12, 2010)

Learn to import data into a database table and use PHP server behaviors in Dreamweaver to activate the forms that handle blog posts.

Building your first dynamic website – Part 1

(Jun 30, 2010)

Learn how a dynamic website works and set up a PHP development and testing environment and a MySQL database for your content.

Using regular expressions – Part 1

(Jun 21, 2010)

Understand the basic building blocks using the Find And Replace dialog box in Dreamweaver.

Using regular expressions – Part 2

(Jun 20, 2010)

Learn practical uses of regular expressions in Dreamweaver, and how to adapt them for use in ColdFusion, JavaScript, and PHP.

Creating your first website – Part 6

(Jun 14, 2010)

Learn how to set up a remote site and publish your project.

Creating your first website – Part 5

(Jun 01, 2010)

Learn to add a set of navigational menu buttons that link to other pages using the Spry Menu Bar widget.