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Looking for tutorials

Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

Hey all,

I've been wanting to make a site that would work a bit like a blog site for a while. I have a little experience with HTML & CSS and almost no experience with Photoshop.

Things I want to be able to do:
Create a decent background/layout.
I want to have a feature to register users and to be able to log in and submit content.

And that's about it for now. Problem is, I don't know where to start. I wish I could find a tutorial which goes from using photoshop (or something else) to create a layout for the website, to chopping it into HTML, to adding some basic features with PHP or Javascript or some other language, but I can't. I've tried a few photoshop video tutorials where they make a website but I always seem to get lost somewhere along the way, because, I have absolutely no experience with photoshop and they may have left out a step or two. I was wondering if anyone could get me what I'd need here and some advice?

Cheers.

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Re: Looking for tutorials

Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

Okay the question is - do you really want to slog through making a blog or would you prefer to just have it running? If it's the later then it might be best to checkout a content management system (CMS) like drupal, wordpress, or joomla. Then you install it and can futz with the graphics in the template. All the back end is left out of the mix.

If it's the former then you have some work cut out. HTML, Javascript, and CSS are places to start.. then you'll need a database - probably MYSQL... and some way to shuffle information in and out (PHP usually).


Check out here:


http://www.dreaminco...velopment-news/
http://www.dreaminco...news-%26-links/

http://www.dreaminco...shop-tutorials/
http://www.dreaminco...ript-tutorials/
http://www.dreaminco...-php-tutorials/


http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/
http://net.tutsplus.com/
http://sixrevisions.com/

http://psd.tutsplus....web-2-0-layout/
http://psd.tutsplus....ul-site-layout/
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Re: Looking for tutorials

Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

mod: silly giant quote removed

I'll check some of those out. My biggest problem though is knowing where to start. I have some background experience with MS SQL as well as HTML & CSS. But wouldn't mind using MySQL / PHP / Javascript / whatever is necessary. It's just that I don't know where to start. I'm thinking photoshop tutorials, which by the looks of it, you provided, so I'll check that out and thanks a bunch for that. But I just wish there was a series which goes through the whole process of making a website like the one I'm talking about. But thanks again.

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Re: Looking for tutorials

Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Well we all can't have tutorials on things we want to do - sometimes we need to piece them together.

Then perpetual "where do I start" question is one that can be tackled by simply breaking down the problem. You want a blog site and to make it pretty. Personally, if you are not well versed to know where to start this yourself, I say put the graphics bit to the side. Making it pretty can come AFTER you create the canvas to display the glitter.


From your post you have a few things you want to do:

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I want to have a feature to register users and to be able to log in and submit content.


Right there it is details. First you need to figure out how to make a page... get familiar with HTML elements like tags, div's, forms, how to trigger a transition from one page to another, etc.

Next say you want to have people login. This means a table of users and passwords.. this means a database. Read up on tables, structure, relational database design, etc.

You have tables and you have a client display, but how do you connect the two? That's all PHP. Plenty of tutorials here and out on the net on PDO or 'php database objects'. That's the shuttle bus between pulling data and what not.

Being this is a blog you'll want to investigate how to add things from your client to your database.

You'll then also want to look into calling a php page and dynamically pulling content from the database...eg make your posts show up.

There.. there you go. You have your class curriculum no go do it.
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Re: Looking for tutorials

Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

Thanks a lot for that modi. You really helped me out with that. And honestly, I'm very happy to see that you suggest that I save the "making it pretty" part for last, because that's the part I like the least. But thank you for that, and sorry for not upvoting your post before, I forgot you could do that here.
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Re: Looking for tutorials

Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:06 AM

hello there. i understand your problem. you can ask from me any questions if you have. first you have to practice yourself on any test projects. read any web page codes and tutorials. there are many examples anywhere. do you have any developed web cites?.
if you have question please leave me message.
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