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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:52 PM
I would like to learn how to create dynamic websites with PHP and MySQL,
but after doing a lot of reading in books about this I've noticed that this way of learning a programming language on my own isn't working out for me...
I learn better if I have a lot of exercises, problem is that I don't know where to begin with cause there is so much you can do to create dynamic websites.
(guestbook, forum, login system)
I want to know if anyone of you has had the same problem and how they solved it.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:56 PM
I'm a System developer at XLENT Consultant Group mainly working with SugarCRM.
Please DO NOT send mail or PM to me with programming questions, post them in the appropriate forum instead, where I and others can answer you.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:31 AM
You can find a lot pf php execrises with step by step guides.
Follow the exercises along with the tutorial. Try this with a few exercises.
After you feel comfortable with what you have learned try combining two exercises without following tutorials.
For example, find a tutorial for a login script.
Then find a tutorial for a php calculator.
Then try combining these two tutorials.
You could create a script that each time a user logs in it displays how many times the user has logged into the site. You could take this further by giving a user 15 points each time they log in. So you create a script that would display "you have logged in 10 times. You have 150 points."
Obviously that kind of example wouldn't be used in a website but its just an idea. Keep learning tutorials and combining them, giving yourself a challenge that doesnt have a tutorial for it. There is thousands of things you can do with php. You are only limeted by your imagination.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:19 AM
I actually hadn't thought about it yet
I have a basic understanding of php but my goal is to create my own CMS.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:28 AM
I can help you with php.
When you will have questions, contact me.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:22 PM
The teacher is knowledgeable and will answer any questions. The class will walk you through building a basic dynamic PHP website using content variable to call and load pages. You'll learn basic programming (if/else/if-then/while statements), how build a database, how to select/insert/delete information from it, create a user registration/login system and a simple SQL search for your site. ... really everything you need to get started. You build a recipe site in the class, but the features you learn can be used on any website.
I'm not affiliate with this at all. I was the same as you looking for something more one on one and step by step. It's a good investment at $89. They also have an intermediate class that walks you through building an ecommerce management system.
I can PM you the link or if you're interested.