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#1 yourlink

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 03:34 AM

Yes, another newbie has invaded this group.

I am using DWMX and want to learn PHP and MySQL. The DreamWeaverMX Bible book doesn\'t help much. Too technical for someone just learning, although I\'ve got a good handle on dreamweaver itself.

I\'m looking for books or sites to help me learn.

What I need(want) to do is create a database of approximately 500 tshirt designs, including fields for item number, category, small image, large image, sizes available and price. I want to be able to create dynamic pages, by category, and them be able to click on an image and open a new window with a larger image, sizes available, and pricing information and a buynow buttom to send the order onto my shopping cart.
I already know how to write the code for the shopping cart.

I don\'t want to create 500 webpages, so that is why I\'m here.

My webhost supports PHP and MySql.

Thanks,
Ric

#2 axle_foley00

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 04:52 PM

hello, right now I am using a very good book to learn php and of course the basics of Mysql. The title of the book is \"PHP 4 : A beginners guide\" by Bill McCarty.

here is a link to it on amazon: http://www.amazon.co...8906992-0768814


So far this book has helped me a lot. Though I am still a newbie php programmer, slowly but surely I am getting better.

Keep in mind though that there are many places on the net that can give you help. Like phpfreaks.com, php.net (the manual), and many other places.

I hope this helps you though and good luck with PHP programming! :D

#3 holiks

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 08:00 PM

Keep in mind though that there are many places on the net that can give you help. Like phpfreaks.com, php.net (the manual), and many other places.

...what other would one need? ..this site rux :twisted:
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#4 axle_foley00

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 08:26 PM

well there is:

1. www.phpbuilder.com
2. www.php.com
3. www.hotscripts.com/PHP/

You can try those. Just do a search on google or one of those other search engines for \"php\" and you will find other sites. Good luck!

#5 kickasschick

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 01:18 PM

i used http://www.adultnets...learning_center to get a bit of help, the tutorials on there are really good, its nothing to advanced but its not bad.

and of course when i get stuck i just come on here and let one of the many knowledgable people help me (*sucks up big style)
dont cry because its over, smile because it happened!

#6 cdorob

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 01:42 PM

Hello,

You can also visit http://www.interakt.ro for some free or commercial extensions for Dreamweaver MX PHP.

#7 erb0

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 03:07 AM

The book I read to learn PHP was PHP and MySQL Web Development Second Edition by Luke Welling and Laura Thompson. It is by far the best, most-informative technology-related book I have ever read. The first chapter on variables is way over done and quite confusing but just read it a couple of times and then the rest of the book is a breeze. I recommend to any PHP developer as a learning tool as well as a reference.
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#8 PichelM

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 01:53 PM

I\'m responding to the last entry in this thread re the Wellington / Thomson book.

This book is the best I have come across and I can only recommend it to everyone starting to pick up PHP but have some programming knowledge already. There are most likely books that go into more depth, but the real strength of the book are the business scenarios it covers in the 2nd part of this book. Taken your objectives with the T-Shirt designs into account, it sounds as if this book could be the business for you.

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