HEllO, please help, noob here, want to create website

goofyflip's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2010
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i know this is going to sound like a complete noob topic and everything but i really need help. The only websites i have ever made have been simmple smf forums and i really want to code a website in PHP. Can anyone tell me how to start
thanks max
(cool forum btw)
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Find a site you wanted to have one of its kind and start cloning.
johnny.dacu's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2010
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I learned PHP by examples. If you find it useful and method suits you, find a site with step-by-step tutorials. Something like jobeet from Symfony.
ManzZup's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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http://www.w3schools.com/
i learned there
pretty good tutorials, easy to understand but the real thing comes when you try to code your own web site
i prefer Google a lot
goofyflip's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shabbir View Post
Find a site you wanted to have one of its kind and start cloning.
ok i am quite new to this so when you say cloning what exactly do you mean?
ManzZup's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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its like you go and search for the BEST website out there
then you start making its CLONE or copying the thing as it is
this way you get off the HARD designing PART (that most of the web programmers lack )
and get in directly to the coding

but dont't cheat (like using chrome developer tools )
just try to make everything b yourself from the CSS style to Jscript
and when you find places to insert php use php

this way you'll learn the progamming part easy and later you can make your own design
shabbir like this
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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I would say cheat as much as you can but that will only help in html and not in PHP and so copy html and work on PHP.

You can start cloning Go4Expert.com as well if you wish to.
ManzZup's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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@shabbir
heyy this is a bit off topic but just to knw
you guys made this forum? i mean is this a normal modified forum engine (like mybb) or you coded from top?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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vBulletin and I do not like MyBB or phpBB and see why here
ManzZup's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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ahh tat link was awesome
thnkxx ( now thinkng of chaing ma forum )