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PHP module H118
Generating CSS through PHP
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module H118. This topic is presented on public courses Learning to program in PHP, PHP Programming

Background
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!
Articles and tips on this subjectupdated
996Setting 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. ...
2006-12-21
 
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 ...
2006-06-09
 
565Using 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 header("Content-type: image/jpeg"); then I can script the production of images. Easy? Yes, but ...
2006-06-09
 
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
Background information
Some modules are available for download as a sample of our material or under an Open Training Notes License for free download from [here].
Topics covered in this module
Basic steps.
Configuring PHP to parse .css.
Mime Type text/css.
Dynamic input via GET, cookies and SERVER.
A worked example.
Caching issues.
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