The manual is excellent, once you ask the right question, or know where to look. It is a bit daunting as a newbie resource. However, the search engine does help in finding a specific function.
The best way to get to that point is to work on some tutorials (even for things you don't need immediately), at places like: phpbuilder.com webmonkey.com sitepoint.com There's an exellent set of articles on sitepoint by Kevin, which have got me through the hard stuff, like sessions :) I think the guy who runs site point (Kevin Yank) has a great book, the first 4 chapters of which are published on the site. Good luck. Justin on 23/05/02 10:11 PM, r ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > Hey, > Welcome to PHP. > > I too am a newbie, I agree, php.net is too damn complex for a newbie, I > would suggest starting off on webmonkey as its really easy and has some > great examples for the beginner, then you can try to download the PHP manual > from php.net. > Nearly everyone I spoke to swears by the manual but I am using "PHP black > book" by peter moulding, coriolis and dreamtech publications, so far these 7 > chapters its really good, I do consult the manual a bit but am scared of it > :-) > > Hope that helped, > > -Ryan > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Darren Edwards" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 4:17 PM > Subject: [PHP] Learning PHP > > >> hi ppl i am learning PHP and was wondering if there is a good book or web >> site that i could learn ALOT from. Not PHP.net coz the documentation is >> just too complex there for a beginner. >> >> >> >> -- >> PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) >> To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php >> > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php