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learning I've been teaching myself PHP on and off for a while now, and in the process I've amassed sources and links, some of which have been very useful and others very frustrating, with some in the middle.  There are numerous blogs, websites, and forums out there from which you can pick enough information to build a complete project and call yourself a PHP guru, and I think I have probably looked at most if not all of them, and have many of them bookmarked somewhere. In this post I plan to share what I have found to be the best (mostly free) resources for a complete beginner to PHP.

NETTUTS+ Screencasts and Bonus Tutorials The folks over at Nettuts+ have posted today what promises to be the best PSD to HTML to WordPress Video tutorial series ever.  To access this series, you need to be a member of the tuts+ network, one of the sponsors of our MODx Blog Contest. Joining the tuts+ network is easy, it will cost you only $9 a month, or $22 for three months (better deal), or $78 for a year (best deal), and gives you access to the entire tuts+ network premium tutorials.  This is not something you want to miss. Here is a lesson overview:

I recently got a copy of the new Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide ebook by Dorien Herremans to review. I am currently working through it and will be putting up a comprehensive review soon, but I wanted to share my initial impressions with you, having read through the first few chapters and skimmed the rest of the book.  Let me preface this all by saying that I am really really looking forward to working though this book.

Welcome to part 7 of our tutorial on building a website with Drupal 6.  Previously we covered: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Installing Drupal 6 Part 3: Configuring your Site Part 4: Playing with Blocks Part 5: Playing with Modules Part 6: Playing with Themes As we go through this tutorials I am building a Drupal resource site called Learn Drupal.  In the last tutorial we played with blocks and planned and started implementing the layout of our website.  So our website so far looks like this: tut6themes10 In the last couple of posts we talked about modules and themes and learned how to enable the core modules and the themes that come with the default Drupal install.  Today we're going to talk about installing and enabling contributed modules and themes so that we can extend the functionality of our website and have more options with what themes to use.

After my post on flat-file content management systems, I learned about a new CMS that started out as a fork of the nanoCMS that I referenced in my earlier post. (You can read more about nanocms and flat-file systems here). smiffy6969, the creator of razorCMS, encouraged me to test his CMS to see how it works, so after much procrastination,…