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Quick question. What is the best college in Michigan to learn web site
design, expecially using PHP language.

Nov 2 '06 #1
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To*********@gmail.com wrote:
Quick question. What is the best college in Michigan to learn web site
design, expecially using PHP language.
According to Google, that would be Michigan State University.

<http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=What+is+the+best+college+in+Michiga n+to+learn+web+site+design%2C+expecially+using+PHP +language>

Ok, that's a joke. The first hit has nothing to do with your question.
:-)

That said, I have examined a couple of college courses on web design
over here 'round the Rochester NY area, and none of them are very good.
I am quite sure I could have asked each instructor what PHP is, and
gotten a blank stare. Now, ask them about FrontPage, and whoopie, they
know what I'm talkin' about.

What is your goal? To produce pretty sites? To write tight and
efficient server-side code?

Find a good PHP book at your local Borders or B&N. And:
<http://www.php.net/>

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Nov 2 '06 #2

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"To*********@gmail.com" <To*********@gmail.comwrote in
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Quick question. What is the best college in Michigan to learn web site
design, expecially using PHP language.
Do yourself a favour and spend that money on a couple of books. A GREAT
book is "PHP and MySQL Web Development", by Welling and Thompson.

That one book taught me enough to do good PHP work, and reading a couple of
others, and staying on top of new PHP versions / techniques through sites
mentioned at http://www.thinkvitamin.com/ , http://www.digg.com/programming
and more have turned me into a pretty damn fine PHP-er, if i may say.
Nov 2 '06 #3

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"To*********@gmail.com" <To*********@gmail.comwrote in
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Quick question. What is the best college in Michigan to learn web site
design, expecially using PHP language.
My other post dealt with PHP more than "website design". Again, I would
choose books, or websites for that matter.

You should learn according to spec. Make sure the tutorials/books you use
make extensive use of CSS.

Nov 2 '06 #4

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To*********@gmail.com wrote:
Quick question. What is the best college in Michigan to learn web site
design, expecially using PHP language.
If you are someone a bit like me who wants to start on something NOW -
not buy books or read lengthy tutorials) I would follow something like this:

1)Get yourself a ready to run server package - I use NetServer available
at SF.net - has php 4 & 5 as well as perl mod_rewrite, and your other
normal stuff.

2) Have a read through some introductory info:-
http://www.tizag.com/phpT/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Php
http://www.w3schools.com/php/

3) And then get stuck into the php.net manual. If you want to do
something specific put in a search at their site - nearly every module
and function has 50 or so practical, user-contributed examples. Failing
that search google =D - there is absolutely TONS of stuff out there
because it is so popular.

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