PHP Web Development

PHP programming, PHP web development, PHP object programming, PHP classesSince our inception, 17 Designs has written all of our database interactive websites using PHP Web Development.   Linked to a MySQL database, retrieval of relational records using SQL SELECT statements is fast and seamless.  Combined with our knowledge of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and HTML web development, the presentation of output is ideal for custom web design for manufacturers especially those with large product catalogues (inventories with 5000+ SKUs), data / search inquiries and is highly regarded by our clients.   PHP is also installed on more than 20 million websites and over 1 million web servers making support for the programming language readily accessible.

On-line Catalogues /
Dynamic Web Pages

We recommend PHP 8 for stable, secure, dynamic web page development.  Clients can provide product data for MySQL imports in many formats, the most popular being an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file.  Product photos can also be sized and sharpened using common PHP imaging tools making PHP highly regarded by website developers.

PHP web design, PHP development

Regular Expressions /
Form Validation

Have you ever wondered how many on-line forms ensure data is entered in a particular format and error free?  A good example would be a telephone number with area code such as (905) 257-1728.  What is to prevent an end-user from leaving out the area code or using a dot instead of a dash?  Using PHP and Regular Expressions, data entry can be restricted to conform to established criteria also known as pattern matching.  Other examples include verifying the format of a Visa #, a postal / zip code or even determining if an e-mail address is valid.  Once data is entered within an input field of a form it can be checked against pre-defined patterns called regular expressions.   For more information on the use of pattern matching please visit  17 Designs routinely incorporates Regular Expressions with PHP server-side scripting into our on-line forms web development.

History of PHP

PHP, originally standing for Personal Home Page, is a server scripting language designed for producing dynamic web content commonly seen in on-line product catalogues.  Written in the C programming language by Danish / Greenlandic programmer Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, Lerdorf created PHP for the Internet community allowing others to shape its growth and success.  Due to its open source availability and suitability for web development, not to mention that it can be embedded directly into HTML code, PHP quickly evolved to global usage.  Now in its fifth release and seventh releases (sixth was skipped), PHP has risen in popularity exponentially and is used by developers that prefer not to pay a licensing fee for their dynamic content.

PHP is Open Source

PHP 8 is a versatile, extremely powerful (+ fast!) programming language and we commonly use it to achieve,

  • On-line Product Catalogues
  • Contact Forms with Field Validation
  • Breadcrumbs Trails
  • Cookie Formulation (Planting and Retrieval)
  • Modular Web Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Product Searches
  • BLOG Design and Social Networking
  • Image Uploading and Sizing
  • File Manipulation
  • Any Dynamic Content

Server-Side Scripting

Since PHP executes on the host server during page retrieval, it does not suffer the limitations of browser compatibility that can occur with Javascript nor can PHP be turned off like Javascript.  Hence, it is always available and its execution time is lightning fast.  PHP also offers unmatched security because its code is not visible once a web page is loaded protecting your programming investment.

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