help with a web based database

npoe1

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I need to make a Web interface for a database using MySQL and any language for web pages, but one of the requirements is that the database could be used in IE, I need some help with this, because I have no experience in this sort of things, but the most ?interesting? thing is: I need to build some base or some tools, in case of anyone else want to do another database, I?m not familiar with web development, so any book that you could recommend me of Software Design or Web Development are welcome.
 

n0cmonkey

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What do you mean by "the database could be used in IE"? The web interface has to be browser agnostic, or what?
 

npoe1

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forget to say that it must work with IE without install anything else.
 

npoe1

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no ActiveX content and that class of things. I said IE just because that's the one "most" used. Sorry.
 

rh71

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If you're talking MySQL, you're going to use PHP most likely. Dynamic languages such as PHP talk to databases to pull data. This is more robust than static websites that use straight HTML and do not pull data from anywhere... they basically render code already programmed. Dynamic languages have an advantage because they can work off of user feedback or constantly changing data (stored in MySQL in this case).

I would start with an understanding of web pages and HTML, then work your way up to dynamic sites with PHP/MySQL. HTML is used in conjunction with PHP anyway to produce dynamic sites.

I'm not sure what you mean by "database could be used in IE"... a language like PHP should bridge that database <--> user gap no matter what browser. Check webmonkey.com for some good basics.
 

kamper

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Do you have to have application specific functionality in the webpage, or is it just straight up access to the database itself? If it's the second option, I think you'll find this has done before which would leave you with no more work than downloading some code.