Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module H118. This topic is presented on public courses Learning to program in PHP
, PHP Programming
Cascading Style sheets allow you to keep the look and feel of your web pages in one file, while leaving the content to a .html page, or perhaps to a PHP page or a content management system. And you can change the look and feel of you web site just by changing you style sheet file.
But what if you want your users to be able to change the style through which they see your site on the fly? You can use PHP to generate your style!
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|996||Setting your colour theme through PHP|
Although we usually think of PHP as a server side language concerned with databases and the driving of applications, it's also of great use in controlling the use's look and feel ... indeed, I've just written a number of examples of how PHP can be used to select a set of colours (themes) for the user. ...
|501||.css - using PHP to make dynamic style sheets|
Did you know that you can use PHP to generate dynamic style sheets? If you look at the accessibility options on our new-look website, you'll find you can change the colour and font size on all the pages, and you can select wide and narrow too. And if you're using an older browser that doesn't fully ...
|565||Using PHP to output images, XML, Style sheets, etc|
PHP is usually used to generate a stream of HTML to be sent to the browser, but if you use the header function within your page you can use it to send any other type you wish. For example, if I include
then I can script the production of images. Easy? Yes, but ...
Examples from our training material
|dss.php|| Dynamic Style sheet|
|httpd.hta|| full demo - .htaccess file|
|index.php|| full demo - top layer and main code file|
|page.htp|| Full demo - template for display|
|picklet.php|| Image library application using dynamic PHP style sheets|
|revinf.php|| MySQL content report with counts, in PHP using CSS|
|stdsess.inc|| Full demo - web helper functions|
|style.inc|| Full demo - PHP to set style sheets|
|west.html|| Selecting and applying CSS themes through PHP|
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Topics covered in this module
Configuring PHP to parse .css.
Mime Type text/css.
Dynamic input via GET, cookies and SERVER.
A worked example.
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