[thelist] intro and beginner's question!

Rob Smith rob.smith at THERMON.com
Fri Mar 26 08:48:07 CST 2004

Hi Gabbie!

Welcome to the list. You and I are just the opposite. I have a very strong
programming background and am an aspiring graphics artist. However, I didn't
do a whole lot of PHP programming. I knew theory. As someone else has
mentioned check out the PHP manual. What I like about it is that it will
give you some code for a function, and then you'll have other people
commenting on different ways you can use it, caveats, etc.

So, just starting with the basics in PHP, with the help of some other
scripts and a little bit of self knowledge, I was able to whip out a really
neat site in php. This site is complete with a newsletter, shopping cart,
and a back-end administration site for those who're going to maintain it. 

To give kudos to the list, they've helped me through some of the tougher
times in the development of this site. You pay back the help given by the
knowledge and experience you have.

Anyway, if you have questions, just post them here. We're all working
professions from most every facet of web/graphics/other and I'm almost
certain you'll get several answers for every question you give.

Personally, it's a challenge to answer questions I have no clue about how to
answer. It increases my knowledge as well as the end recipients knowledge.

Stay tuned!


-----Original Message-----
From: gabbie [mailto:gabbie at bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 5:25 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] intro and beginner's question!

Hello :O)
l have only just joined the list, and am very glad to have found you all.
l am a trained graphic designer and hopefully one day will consider myself a
self taught webdesigner! (is there an apprenticeship available out there?
LOL!) l am currently studying macromedia studio mx 2004 with the online
course at macromedia university, and am cruising along nicely. l am having
trouble though with dreamweaver and php scripts, l just don't get it!
Currently l am downloading scripts for galleries, cms's, messageboards etc,
and customising them for my clients with their own graphics and maybe having
a play with the stylesheets. But still keeping the basic structure/placement
of menus etc etc, and not playing with the code too much.
However l want to take it that one step further and start designing my own
templates, so that l'm not limited as much and can have some more control. l
just can't get my head around how to achieve this though! Do l need to have
a top notch knowledge of php before l start, or is it as simple as building
a html template in fireworks or photoshop and then slicing it up and pasting
the php code for various elements within the tables? l look at all the files
involved with a script and am really not sure where to start or which one to
attack first! Can someone help me with a recommended tutorial or plan of
attack, and/or is there a basic set of files for editing a php script? l
know this is a very general question and it would be dependant on what
script you are using, but any pointers would be much appreciated. l
currently have dabbled in oscommerce, zencart, coppermine gallery, mambo cms
and postnuke.

Thanks in advance, and l'm looking forward to becoming part of the group :o)

Gabbie Coburn
Melbourne, Australia

some of my current stuff: (l'm very new so be kind! LOL)

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