Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:57 AM
However some what stubborn and easily distracted though.
I want to learn php. Every time I try to learn, I never finish. I am notarious for getting frustrated feeling like I have to go back to learn C++, or something else, and never finish. or get back to php. I get lost very quickly and very easily.
SOOOOO, just wondering if any of you have any suggestions on any good books about php and mysQL that would help an idiot like me?
I really don't like the dummies books, they don't seem to help. I suppose I am looking for one kind of like a class/text book. That has tutotorials and questions and examples and explains things plain as day with very few errors, and parts of examples of programs,,,,that make me guess,,,"what just happened with that program?"
I have had plenty of times reading books where the author especially in the dummies books skips important parts of things and I have to - try and figure it out myself!!! fine I can think but when I am trying to learn quickly but intently I don't want to have to spend 2 hours trying to figure out what the author forgot.
by having to go back and look up in the C++ book trying to remember forgottent basic programming ...again like I said, I am an idiot but stubborn.
Thanks for your suggestions in advance.
Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:32 AM
Every time I try to learn, I never finish.
I've been using it for four years and I haven't finished learning yet.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:08 AM
To be honest, i would recommend just starting using tutorials from the internet, including those on this site. They are free, and you can find out if you do really want to learn php before buying a book. I bought PHP and Mysql Web Development by Luke Welling and Laura Thompson probably 4-5months after having started learning PHP from internet tutorials. It is a very good book although i think it helps that i did already know a decent bit of php. I tend to use it both as a general refernece book, or to learn more about things which i dont really understand.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:00 AM
And yes... I am an idiot. Perhaps they could write php for idiots books =) And I still want to learn Im very good at at design, how things looks, but when it comes to programming well im kind of dumb. I would like to be able to do both, look good and good programming.
thanks for your help.
And sorry for the bad writting. I will remember next time to wait till I have had enough sleep before posting
Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:32 AM
this is a list of things you need to study to be relly good at php.
html <<<< no all from a-z
css <<< no all css as its verry inportant
mysql <<<< no as much as possable as mysql will do the work for you as your coding in php gets good.
php <<<<< learn as much as possable use all the tutoral on the net as possable, Then get a book like the dummies book know all the code in the dummies book as it is all basic, When done that study the php black book this is a book with nearly all the comands for php can handle, then last of all always download the upto date version off the manual what is free on php.net.
now that what i am upto all the above now a list of programs to study to help you design good web sites.
photoshop <<<<<<<<, for pictures very inportant use it and study all commands.
illustartor <<<<<<<<, good for drawings and making logos
dreamwaver <<<<<<<<< good for styling pages out and other things.
flash <<<<<<< good for animation
freehand <<<<<< good for drawing and pic alternations
the course will take aroud 2 years but well worth it good luck.
Also my option is that learning php is a long process near to infentity.
ps. i have done all that is above the whole complete lot and i am still learning php so its a long process but fun.
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