Hi I am planning to study php, sql and css. I have been looking around for a good book (that is EASY) for these languages. There are so many that I have no clue which one to purchase. I can learn them from a resource website but I like good old way better so let me hear your suggestions (or experience).
I've found the following books to be very helpful. However, they may be a bit too technical for someone new to programming. All are O'Reilly books.
Web Database Applications, with PHP and MySQL
Dynamic HTML, the definitive reference. (covers HTML, CSS, DOM)
Managing and Using MySQL
SQL Tuning (more advanced SQL discussion)
Teach yourself php in 24 hours published by SAMS. (they also cover mysql)
I've been reading it for about 3 weeks now, and it is very easy to understand.
Its over 300 pages.
One of the most important things to look at in a book like this is to make sure they give you lots of examples of what it looks like in a text editor, and then what it looks like on the web.