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David Powers

David Powers is an Adobe Community Expert for Dreamweaver and author of a series of highly successful books on PHP, including PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy�and Foundation PHP for Dreamweaver 8. As a professional writer, he has been involved in electronic media for more than 30 years, first with BBC radio and television and more recently with the Internet. His clear writing style is valued not only in the English-speaking world; several of his books have been translated into Spanish and Polish. What started as a mild interest in computing was transformed almost overnight into a passion, when David was posted to Japan in 1987 as BBC correspondent in Tokyo. With no corporate IT department just down the hallway, he was forced to learn how to fix everything himself. When not tinkering with the innards of his computer, he was reporting for BBC�television and radio on the rise and collapse of the Japanese bubble economy. Since leaving the BBC to work independently, he has built up an online bilingual database of economic and political analysis for Japanese clients of an international consultancy. When not pounding the keyboard writing books or dreaming of new ways of using PHP and other programming languages, David enjoys nothing better than visiting his favorite sushi restaurant. He has also translated several plays from Japanese.

David Powers' Books

Getting StartED with CSS

Getting StartED with CSS

  • Publication Date: November 30, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2543-0

Getting StartED with CSS takes a practical approach by showing you how to use CSS in simple stages, starting by changing the default appearance of HTML tags to improve the look of text and links.—By the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of all the main aspects of CSS. Learn More …

PHP Solutions

PHP Solutions

  • Publication Date: November 23, 2010
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3249-0

This book gives you real value right away through a series of practical examples that you can incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and adding functionality. Learn More …

PHP Object-Oriented Solutions

PHP Object-Oriented Solutions

  • Publication Date: August 20, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1011-5

A sequel to the best-selling PHP Solutions, this time with an focus on object-oriented coding practices. Learn More …

The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP

The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP

  • Publication Date: November 25, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1610-0

Concentrates on getting the best out of Dreamweaver CS4, in a pragmatic, practical fashion. Learn More …

Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004

Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004

  • Publication Date: March 3, 2004
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-308-0

Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004 gives you the essential grounding that you'll need in the all-important design context. Whether a complete novice or a past user, after reading this book, you'll be fluent in the full breadth of the powerful functionality that Dreamweaver MX 2004 has to offer. Learn More …

PHP Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

PHP Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

  • Publication Date: July 5, 2004
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-350-9

This concise, no-nonsense book teaches you how to develop accessible, standards-compliant PHP-driven websites using PHP 4 and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. Featuring coverage of vital web development topics such as web standards principles and implementation, this compact guide will get you up to speed quickly and easily. Learn More …

Foundation PHP 5 for Flash

Foundation PHP 5 for Flash

  • Publication Date: March 21, 2005
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-466-7

PHP is the language of choice on nearly 18 million domains, and MySQL has more than five million active users, including industry leaders like Google, the Associated Press, Sony, and NASA. They're open-source and free; and with the help of this book, you'll see that they're easy and fun to learn. Learn More …

Foundation PHP for Dreamweaver 8

Foundation PHP for Dreamweaver 8

  • Publication Date: December 12, 2005
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-569-5

In this book we look specifically at using Dreamweaver's built-in server behaviors to build dynamic web sites using PHP and MySQL, the world's most popular open source server-side language and database server combination. Learn More …

Blog Design Solutions

Blog Design Solutions

  • Publication Date: February 15, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-581-7

If you haven't got a blog already, you want to start one, and want to find out how. If you've already got one, you want to know how to customize it, and make it look cooler than everybody else's. In either case, this is the ideal book for you. Learn More …

Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8

Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8

  • Publication Date: April 9, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-618-0

ActionScript is what gives Flash its power, but with that power comes a certain level of complexity, which can be intimidating. This book contains all you need to understand and make use of ActionScript, and to have some fun while learning. Learn More …

PHP Solutions

PHP Solutions

  • Publication Date: November 8, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-731-6

Web designers and site visitors often demand more from a web site than can be delivered through static HTML alone. This book shows exactly how to add dynamic content to your web sites, making for a better experience all round. Learn More …

The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP

The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP

  • Publication Date: August 2, 2007
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-859-7

Teaches you everything you need to know about Dreamweaver CS3, from setting up your development environment, to publishing your sites and applications on the web, and everything in between. Learn More …

Beginning CSS3

Beginning CSS3

  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4473-8

Beginning CSS3 shows how to create attractive and flexible web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)—the language of web design. Learn More …