Part 2: Create your own Registration System using PHP and MySql

Nov 28, 2022   //   by h05t5cr1pt3r   //   Blog  //  No Comments

2. Creating the Registration Form Design

The registration form will be used by our websites visitors. They can use it to input their account information. We’ll be creating the registration form with HTML and CSS.

Edit the register.html file and add the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
		<meta charset="utf-8">
		<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
		<div class="register">
			<form action="register.php" method="post" autocomplete="off">
				<label for="username">
					<i class="fas fa-user"></i>
				<input type="text" name="username" placeholder="Username" id="username" required>
				<label for="password">
					<i class="fas fa-lock"></i>
				<input type="password" name="password" placeholder="Password" id="password" required>
				<label for="email">
					<i class="fas fa-envelope"></i>
				<input type="email" name="email" placeholder="Email" id="email" required>
				<input type="submit" value="Register">

Navigate to http://localhost/phplogin/register.html, our registration form will look like the following:


Basic HTML Registration Form Layout

Pretty basic for a registration form, now let’s add some CSS, edit the style.css file and add the following:

* {
  	box-sizing: border-box;
  	font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", Arial, sans-serif;
  	font-size: 16px;
  	-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  	-moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
body {
  	background-color: #435165;
  	margin: 0;
.register {
  	width: 400px;
  	background-color: #ffffff;
  	box-shadow: 0 0 9px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  	margin: 100px auto;
.register h1 {
  	text-align: center;
  	color: #5b6574;
  	font-size: 24px;
  	padding: 20px 0 20px 0;
  	border-bottom: 1px solid #dee0e4;
.register form {
  	display: flex;
  	flex-wrap: wrap;
  	justify-content: center;
  	padding-top: 20px;
.register form label {
  	display: flex;
  	justify-content: center;
  	align-items: center;
  	width: 50px;
 	height: 50px;
  	background-color: #3274d6;
  	color: #ffffff;
.register form input[type="password"], .register form input[type="text"], .register form input[type="email"] {
  	width: 310px;
  	height: 50px;
  	border: 1px solid #dee0e4;
  	margin-bottom: 20px;
  	padding: 0 15px;
.register form input[type="submit"] {
  	width: 100%;
  	padding: 15px;
  	margin-top: 20px;
  	background-color: #3274d6;
 	border: 0;
  	cursor: pointer;
  	font-weight: bold;
  	color: #ffffff;
  	transition: background-color 0.2s;
.register form input[type="submit"]:hover {
	background-color: #2868c7;
  	transition: background-color 0.2s;

We need to include our stylesheet in our register.html file, copy and paste the following code to the head section:

<link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

And now our registration form will look more appealing:


Awesome HTML Registration Form Layout

Let’s narrow down the form so we can get a better understanding on what’s going on.

  • Form — we need to use both the action and post attributes, the action attribute will be set to the registration file. When the form is submitted, the form data will be sent to the registration file for processing. The method is to post, this will allow us to process the form data.
    • Input (text/password/email) — We need to name our form fields so the server can recognize them, so if we set the value of the attribute name to the username, we can use the post variable in our registration file to get the data, like this: $_POST[‘username’].
    • Input (submit) — On click the form data will be sent to our registration file.

That’s basically all we need to do on the client-side, next step is to set-up the database and create the registration file with PHP.

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