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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

Hello all,

I am very happy to have found this site. It can be quite hard to find sites that don't mind beginners. I hope to learn a lot, meet others who are new to this journey, and hopefully find some mentors.

It is a pleasure to meet all of you,

Lea

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Re: Newbie to the web development and this site

Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

Hey - welcome! What languages have you been using? Any you have been looking at diving into? How about projects - any done, started, or in the future?
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:56 PM

Thank you for your reply. I am learning XHTML, CSS and Javascript, I took classes, but still feel I have a lot to learn when it comes to these languages. Once I feel comfortable with these, I will tackle PHP, Ruby on Rails, AJAX and Perl. I want to also continue my learning of databases, and get into MySQL. I want to build a website for one of my passions using WordPress. So I have been looking for more information on how to use it to make a blog/shopping site.

If you have any advice, sites or books to recommend, I would be grateful. I am also looking for projects and exercises to help cement what I learn.

Thank you again for replying and it is a pleasure to meet you,

Lea

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:03 PM

Well there's always this mega project list.
http://www.dreaminco...ect-ideas-list/

I would focus on PHP and the MYSQL first. From there you can branch out pretty well to the Perl and what not. Toss in some ajax and off you go!
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Re: Newbie to the web development and this site

Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:10 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 24 March 2011 - 08:03 PM, said:

Well there's always this mega project list.
http://www.dreaminco...ect-ideas-list/

I would focus on PHP and the MYSQL first. From there you can branch out pretty well to the Perl and what not. Toss in some ajax and off you go!



Thank you for the list, I really appreciate it, and I am truly enjoying this site. I do have a question though, I know XHTML is required to learn PHP, but do you have to know CSS too? I am still working on both of them, but if I can start learning PHP too at this stage, I would be quite happy.

Thank you for your help and continued welcome,

Lea
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:17 PM

I don't believe XHTML is required for PHP. I've never used it. PHP is more of the get shit out of the database, put it in, and set up a bunch of stuff to render a page. CSS just makes it pretty.
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Re: Newbie to the web development and this site

Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 24 March 2011 - 08:17 PM, said:

I don't believe XHTML is required for PHP. I've never used it. PHP is more of the get shit out of the database, put it in, and set up a bunch of stuff to render a page. CSS just makes it pretty.



Oh cool! I really want to learn PHP, so I think I will find out how to set up a proper server and get to it.

Thank you again,

Lea
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:36 PM

Yeah if you want a good dev environment for windows you can't beat "XAMPP". It's got all the goodies you need to get started.

http://www.apachefri...pp-windows.html

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We've released the new version of XAMPP 1.7.4, including:

* Apache 2.2.17
* MySQL 5.5.8
* PHP 5.3.5
* phpMyAdmin 3.3.9
* FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.37
* Tomcat 7.0.3 (with mod_proxy_ajp as connector)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 24 March 2011 - 08:36 PM, said:

Yeah if you want a good dev environment for windows you can't beat "XAMPP". It's got all the goodies you need to get started.

http://www.apachefri...pp-windows.html

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We've released the new version of XAMPP 1.7.4, including:

* Apache 2.2.17
* MySQL 5.5.8
* PHP 5.3.5
* phpMyAdmin 3.3.9
* FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.37
* Tomcat 7.0.3 (with mod_proxy_ajp as connector)



Thank you so much! You are beyond awesome! I am going to download and go from there.

You have made my day,

Lea
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