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    Question Good Online Tutorials needed

    Hello there!

    Ok, heres a brief reason i want this: I have always wanted to start doing this kinda stuff, and now i have a reason. One of my good friends has started a company that sells computers, however he forgot HTML and all that, and doesn't really want to start again, he knew i was wanting to learn that kinda stuff, so he offered the job of building the site to me, i accepted, and now i need to make a site. However i have no real experience in this, i know very basic HTML, I can change font size, link, and place images and link them. However thats about as far as i go, so i need to find a site (or several) that will teach me all I need to know to create a professional site on which to sell computers.

    As far as i know, i am thinking i need to start to learn these:
    HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, and some Database thing for storing the information about the computers sold and things.

    Is there anything else i need to know?
    And of course, can any of you direct me to some sites that will enable me to effective learn this, quickly, and does it in a logical way.

    At some point I am going to buy some books maybe, as that seems a better way to learn, but if I can get some better sites off you guys, I won't need to spend the money i don't really have to spend right now (damn buying of a new computer!)

    Thanks for the help peeps!

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    W3Schools is generally considered the bees knees for all things web. Book wise, (More) Eric Meyer on CSS is an incredibly good book. You also might want to try some of the "For Dummies" books; I like most of the ones I have, although they can sometimes be a bit vague.

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    Well, a recent competitor to W3Schools about the position as best web developer tutorial site has to be HTML Dog. For CSS, there's also a set of more specifically targetted, but really useful, tutorials at Maxdesign.
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    HTML Dog, books

    HTML Dog does look promising, and goes more in depth than W3Schools does.
    I hate to discourage you, but if you -as you mentioned- don't have a lot of knowledge to start from, I'm afraid you will need quite a bit of time to get all of this stuff in your head.

    I myself am a book person, but if you're tight for cash, you can learn a lot from online resources.
    There's a complete online manual on PHP at php.net, but if you want to save some time in that department, you might want to look into ready-made ecommerce packages like osCommerce.

    Do spend all the time you can spare on learning (X)HTML and CSS, though; you can't do without when you want to create a decent, professional-looking web site, even if you're going to use a generator or WYSIWIG editor.
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    i knew that it would take me a while to get this done, but i don't think that i will be needing to create everything at first, just get a simple site up for info for our current customers. But thanks for all the info so far!


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