Book suggestion WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

DavCel's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2010
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I want to buy a book about WEB DESIGNING & WEB DEVELOPMENT.
what books would you suggest? thanks.
ManzZup's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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what specific sector
liek what sort of languages you would like to understand
and what path, wither a full time corder or a complete designer?
hanleyhansen's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
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Do you know HTML and CSS? That'll be a good place to start but lika MazZup said you have to decide what you want to do first. Do you want to do more web DESIGN as in photoshop and stuff or web DEVELOPMENT as in PHP, JavaScript etc etc?
DavCel's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2010
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I think I'll go for WEB DEVELOPMENT, specifically for PHP, since I have a background of html & css. Thanks
hanleyhansen's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
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Great! You can find a lot of info on PHP here on G4E!
DavCel's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2010
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yep it helps so much, but im not always online so i need some books about it
Syperus's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
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I just did a quick google search and I saw that PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice is a high rated book, not just for learning php, but for learning OOP (object oriented programming). Found it on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/143022925X/...ackoverfl08-20
I still encourage you to do a little more researching before purchasing a book. Read the customer reviews and most of the time you can read the table of contents and a portion of the first chapter before purchasing it.
hanleyhansen's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
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Check out "Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites - by Robin Nixon". That's a pretty good book.
DavCel's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2010
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Thanks Syperus & hanleyhansen