I know html & css, would php be the next logical step?

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Hey guys... I'm really liking this web development business and I want to learn more. I kinda know html and css pretty good, now what would the next step be? to learn php? I wanna set up a store real soon for band records and t-shirt ect from my area.

I was wondering if 1) how hard is php to learn? and if its hard is it worth learning? and 2) if its just to make a store am I better off just learning how to use zengarden or something like it?
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PHP is a great language to learn for setting up sites like that. Difficulty wise, it is not incredibly difficult, but just like every other language, it will take some time to learn.
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PHP is to a website as machines are to an assembly line.
HTML is to a website as components are to an assembly lines product.
CSS is to a website as blueprints are to an assembly lines product.
JS is to a website as after market products are to a new car.

If you like making things look cool, stick with HTML/CSS and master them.
If you like making things do cool stuff, check out JS/DHTML.
If you like making things more efficient, check out PHP, .NET, CFML, C#, or any of the other pre-processors.
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I like to make things look cool efficiently :) so php it is!
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If you try to remember that PHP is a tool for working with HTML/CSS & that there's actually no such thing as a "PHP Webpage", you'll be off to a good start. :D
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joebert wrote:
If you try to remember that PHP is a tool for working with HTML/CSS & that there's actually no such thing as a "PHP Webpage", you'll be off to a good start. :D

Very good point indeed ...
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Well for the record, if you plan to dive into PHP, you'd might as well study MySQL and databases at the same time. Not much of a good reason in my opinion to bother with PHP if you aren't going to utilize databases. You could probably pull off the same things with HTML CSS and Javascript.
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why would you not want to use CFML?
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Nobody here said anything about not wanting to use ColdFusion; where'd you get that from?
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Php can be used without db, i use php without implementing my data in data bases and just print them in different files. PHP will help you alot if you want do diminuate your volume of data and also helps organizing them more eficiently.
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joebert wrote:
PHP is to a website as machines are to an assembly line.
HTML is to a website as components are to an assembly lines product.
CSS is to a website as blueprints are to an assembly lines product.
JS is to a website as after market products are to a new car.

If you like making things look cool, stick with HTML/CSS and master them.
If you like making things do cool stuff, check out JS/DHTML.
If you like making things more efficient, check out PHP, .NET, CFML, C#, or any of the other pre-processors.


Hi

nice points. I like that. I know little bit of html and i want to learn more things. You give me a right path.

thanks
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See man

I'm a web designer and I suggest for u to learn XHTML, CSS, javaScript, And after that:

u will be more spacific, If u prefered programming, go ahead to PHP, XML, ASP.net, and MySql

If u want to work with outlines and sites styles.. move towards Flash, PhotoShop, Fire Works, and be perfect at DreamWeaver...

Best Wishes

Waiting for u

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