Well I am new here, and you all seem like smart experienced web designers soooooo...I have been building websites since i was about 11 years old, its been my hobby sort of, well i recently just sold my first site for $300, this clued me in that I am fairly decent and I could make some real money off this trade. I am currently going for an internship with Great Basin, and I need to start learning and learning fast.
To get to the point, I wish to learn PHP, I need to learn the basics, then databases, then after i know the basics of both I wish to move onto the advanced stuff. I am pretty fluent in CSS, HTML, and partial to java (i can rewrite code, just not from scratch.)
If anyone has any tutorials or advice I would love to know.
You can't go wrong with any O'Reilly books; both their Programming PHP and PHP Cookbook are excellent. If you are wanting to learn about a lot of different topics and (like me) prefer books to online tutorials, you might want to check out http://safari.oreilly.com...you get online access to thousands of books plus the ability to download chapters. Of course there are limitations, but they're explained on the website.