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self teaching php, recommend a good book?

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  • Started 10 years ago by tod7
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  1. tod7
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    (This is particularly aimed at Ian Stewart; also open to anyone in-the-know.)

    I've been reading 'CSS Mastery' by Andy Budd.
    -great book, learning alot. My goal has been to learn html and CSS, then php.

    Now I'm ready to learn the mechanics of wordpress, theme templates & php...
    ...not just cut and paste code, but actually understand the php language.

    Know of an outstanding, one-source book?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. Hey tod7,

    I'm a total novice myself and bought "HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies"

    Though the title doesn't says, it will teach you fundamentals of javascript, php and even mySQL.

    http://www.amazon.com/HTML-XHTML-Reference-Dummies-Computer/dp/0470186275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261413377&sr=8-1

    It surely helped and it's fun reading...

    t.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. I have a little programming experience, so if you know your way around basic programming methodology and need to learn detailed syntax I like O'Reilly PHP 5. I cover more than just web application, and you go cover to cover, you'll definitely be well beyond a copy paster. Once you have the basics, you can use more reference oriented books like "cook books" which will give you more advanced and clean coding examples.

    Posted 10 years ago #

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