Creating a Product Catalog
You have learned the basics of PHP and MySQL, so now we will create a full database-driven web site, using a product catalog as an example. Most e-commerce web sites incorporate a catalog to display products and services. Some web sites use catalogs to display items that cannot be purchased over the Internet, such as tourist attractions or houses. The tutorial in this chapter uses a real estate agency offering various types of houses in a limited region. Real estate is an excellent example of a web site that has a catalog but buying the product over the Internet is impractical. Sensible buyers will view a property and its location before even considering the purchase.