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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:49 pm    Post subject: I need to learn PHP, mySQL, and dreamweaver Reply with quote

I need to lean PHP, mySQL and dreamweaver as quickly as possible. Does anyone have any suggestions for good books/online tuts?

Any help is appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please read the rules when posting on this forum:

http://www.security-forums.com/forum/rules.php

But just to show you we are kind at heart, check out

http://www.webdesigns1.com/php/

for help with your problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you know HTML?

I'd learn that first, with notepad not dreamweaver Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Textpad kicks notepads butt Smile And I agree, I MUCH prefer text editors to any WYSIWYG editor (there's really no better way to code IMO) but most schools require the WYSIWYG in their web design courses - and this year the big thing seems to be Dreamweaver
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to use Dreamweaver and Textpad hand in hand.

I've been a long time Textpad devotee Smile

And Dreamweaver, you're behind TP, it's been the big thing for about 3-4 years now Wink

It's like some people that will only use Windows because it's best, or only use Linux because it's best.

Not true, both have inherent flaws and good sides.

Same with WYSWIG editors and plain text, I can make a good looking site fast because I can bang it up in Dreamweaver and tailor it in Textpad.

To me that's the best of both worlds.

And as for the original op, USE GOOGLE.

Come back when you get stuck at a specific point.

But as for learning, learn HTML first in Textpad.

When you understand that, move on.

Don't create PHP with Dreamweaver it sucks ass, do it by hand it's a lot easier than it seems (even ThePsyko can do it Twisted Evil )
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 3:31 am    Post subject: Re: I need to learn PHP, mySQL, and dreamweaver Reply with quote

myhatisred wrote:
I need to lean PHP, mySQL and dreamweaver as quickly as possible. Does anyone have any suggestions for good books/online tuts?

Any help is appreciated


PHP Bible is a good starting book, and when combined with Core PHP Programming, you don't really need any other references

If you're just interested in the basics of mySQL (i.e. enough to get your PHP scripts up and running), you should be able to get all the info you need from the mySQL manual (available at www.mysql.com) and looking at the PHP syntax.

Can't help ya with Dreamweaver though
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know html pretty well. I use notepad to make by pages. But I need to learn PHP, SQL, and Dreamweaver to design a page. It's a huge project for myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use the software more than the notepad, way of doing things, but i also want to learn sql and php so i appreciate the links,
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShaolinTiger wrote:
I like to use Dreamweaver and Textpad hand in hand.

And Dreamweaver, you're behind TP, it's been the big thing for about 3-4 years now Wink

Same with WYSWIG editors and plain text, I can make a good looking site fast because I can bang it up in Dreamweaver and tailor it in Textpad.

Don't create PHP with Dreamweaver it sucks ass, do it by hand it's a lot easier than it seems (even ThePsyko can do it Twisted Evil )



heh - I used to do the page in FrontPage 97 and then tweak it in Textpad but digging through that bloated code got tiring really fast, and once I started playing with PHP I blew off WYSIWYG editing altogether. It may take a little longer but it just "feels" better.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh but FrontPage is the lamest HTML program in the world LOL

It creates HTML like Office....horrible bloated code.

I haven't used it since I saw the code it made heh

DW is a web developers tool so it produces nicely formatted clean standard HTML.

It's pretty impressive really.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im a dreamweaver bloke if im sat on my *windows box, otherwise its Kate all the way! : )

Ive put together a few links you might find useful:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/
This is your first point of call - and your best friend, every function is written about in a very detailed and informative manner, including examples from the PHP crew aswell as comments from the public

http://www.devshed.com/
Great site with a wealth of information and tutorials on many scripting languages

http://www.w3schools.com/
This has some great pages and i learnt alot from the site, has a good MySQL tut you can encorperate into your PHP pages.
Everything is an an easy to read and understand manner and worth a vist for the newbie and advanced coder.

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/21/index2a.html
Webmonkey is a good resource for again the beginner and advanced coder

http://www.phpwizard.net/
This PHP resource contains tutorials, a quick reference, a bookstore, and achapter that explains how to parse XML with PHP.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'PHP for the world wide web' by Larry Ullman is a very good book for just starting off with php.
Its less than 20 quid aswell.

It covers mySQL aswell, so its a good one to read if you want to do both.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use 1st page, http://www.evrsoft.com/ for my HTML editing...i used to use notepad but when u work on long projects, u can get kinda lost in the code...1st page is great cuz its not a prog that does the coding for u, it just really helps in organizing it. Oh yea and its free too
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swear by Zend Studio (www.zend.org) It's pricey, but its damn well worth it!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Notepad when I do small or medium size webpages, but huge pages with much code and different types of scripts is easier to handle with DW.
Me and some others in my class used to make fun of people that used DW... to their personal homepages! Many of them didn't make the test one month later couse they let the program do the coding and was too lazy to learn the code. We were only three of twentyseven that finished the course with the highest result (me included).
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