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Tim W

I am beginning to feel I have pretty much learned html and css now, at
least in the sense that I am getting very diminished returns from any
kind of tutorial and just using the reference manual now. Probably just
a question of practice and experience from now on.

I would like to become if not proficient in then at least familiar with
the basics of PHP with a view to doing some more work with CMS based sites.

Any recommendations for good books or tutorials?

I see at w3schools it says i should learn jaascript first. Why would
that be?

Tim W
 
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Tim Streater

Tim W said:
I am beginning to feel I have pretty much learned html and css now, at
least in the sense that I am getting very diminished returns from any
kind of tutorial and just using the reference manual now. Probably just
a question of practice and experience from now on.

I would like to become if not proficient in then at least familiar with
the basics of PHP with a view to doing some more work with CMS based sites.

Any recommendations for good books or tutorials?

I see at w3schools it says i should learn jaascript first. Why would
that be?

Prolly because in any sort of interesting application, you'll need both
PHP and JavaScript.
 
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Lewis

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Any recommendations for good books or tutorials?
O'Reilly.

I see at w3schools it says i should learn jaascript first. Why would
that be?

w3schools is a shitpile and should be avoided at all costs.
 
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TK

I would like to become if not proficient in then at least familiar with
the basics of PHP with a view to doing some more work with CMS based sites.

Any recommendations for good books or tutorials?

"PHP 5 and MySQL Bible" is very good and when/if you get bored with it,
it is great for pressing flowers. Used at Amazon very cheap.
 
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cwdjrxyz

I am beginning to feel I have pretty much learned html and css now, at
least in the sense that I am getting very diminished returns from any
kind of tutorial and just using the reference manual now. Probably just
a question of practice and experience from now on.

I would like to become if not proficient in then at least familiar with
the basics of PHP with a view to doing some more work with CMS based sites.

Any recommendations for good books or tutorials?

I see at w3schools it says i should learn jaascript first. Why would
that be?

You might also check at comp.lang.php . That group is not as active as
it once was, but I just checked and at least many of the posts now are
on topic. Both php and Javascript often can do about the same things.
The big difference is that Javascript usually operates on your
computer, while php usually operates on your server. You thus need to
have use of a server that has a fairly recent version of php installed
on it. Web hosts can differ considerably on what type of php support
they will provide. The codes for Javascript and php have much in
common, and this can get you into trouble at first if you write both
Javascript and php.
 

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