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    starting out

    hello. i know alot of HTML and have made many sites. now im looking to script PHP. where is the best place to look at for beginners. preferably, a site w/ many examples.

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    Check out these tutorials..

    http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/...tw=programming

    http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/php

    PHP/MySQL
    http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/phpmysql/2

    ..& for reference to any functions etc..
    www.php.net

    it's easy to refer to many functions by typing in www.php.net/function, where "function" is the function you want information on.

    Also, if you're like me & want to get deeper into PHP than these tutorials offer, get yourself this book..

    Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL - Second Edition ~ Kevin Yank

    It seems to be the best book to get after looking through several different book reviews & has been recommened by several people. I have it on order myself.

    Good Luck!

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    Definitaly bookmark www.php.net
    Apart from the manual, there are some realy basiv getting started tutorials there.
    The Kevin Yank book is also a must-read.
    You can get the first chapers (installation, post installation tasks and a few chapters on basic mySQL and PHP) here
    http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/...es/ddws/2.html
    Posting guidelines I use to see if I will spend time to answer your question : http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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    I second raf.

    Read the Kevin Yank's book.

    Also check the two volumes of the PHP Anthology by Harry Fuecks.

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    TIPS:
    1. when you are not sure of a command use quick manual lookup at php.net by typing this into your browser: php.net/[command name] --- already mentioned
    2. get PHPEdit or other programs that help you along when you're programming...
    3. after you are ok with basic stuff i STRONGLY recomend that you learn SMARTY TEMPLATE ENGINE. you can make clean scripts(you'll learn), and helpful when you debug....
    4. i will add later if it comes into my mind

    +1 phper

    bye,
    fimi


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