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Not sure how should i learn PHP
Hi, I watched Randy's videos on PHP Beginner and im on the second but im not sure really about it all , i dont feel like i understood alot and im a bit confused with it . What should i do ?I know like $ or include etc.. but with email i get confused and i dont know what to do .
I think a better question to ask is what do you hope to accomplish? Do you want to be a designer? or more? Designers can get by and find work without knowing things like Ruby, PHP, and Python. There are also many jobs that if a designer does know these it can help them get the job. The issue is what do you WANT to do? do you want to program or design? If you want to design then skip the frameworks and concentrate on designing. If you want to program then stick to it and work your way through php and or ruby and or python (when we get more python stuff). If you don't understand something ask questions there are a lot of helpful folk here.
Philip Cox14,818 Points
Hi. Please believe me I say I'm not trying to be patronising or trolly. I think one of the following misconceptions with the abundance of online learning for code, is that its easy, and after watching a few videos a student will be able to write amazing applications. This may be the case with some talented individuals with iddlic memories, but nor for most of us. I have been learning web dev for coming up 2 years now, and I always learning, and still will for many years. It takes a long time to really grasp all of the concepts and it takes perseverance. All you can really do is keep going over the same stuff until you 'get it', and you will eventually.
Treehouse is definitely one of the best learning resources I have come across, and I have tried A LOT. Nothing comes close in my opinion to how TH design, create and present their material. Another good place is tuts+, you can buy individual courses rather than subscribe. :)
Paul Sullivan7,876 Points
I've been doing HTML/CSS far longer than PHP. I've only just picked it up and I definitely started out just like you are now (and many MANY others before us), but I've made it a habit to simply go back over materials every few days until it starts to really sink in. Or in the very least, until I simply remember the proper syntax for everything.
Like everyone else before has said, it's really just about being able to stick with it until you've really got it.
just ask following question does platform like wordpress and many php frameworks excite you then that is your way. but in my aponion you should go with ruby on rails
Francisco Milland6,077 Points
I started in web using Joomla, then started learning HTML and CSS, then switched to Drupal, and I clearly remember saying something like "this thing is very difficult" but I kept going for the tree last years and built lots of different websites.
Now I decided to learn PHP, and it feels just like start over but I know I have to keep going, treehouse is a great place to learn, I guess my effot will pay off in the end :)