Best Resources for Learning PHP from the Ground Up – Newbie Goodies


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.

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From PSD to HTML to WordPress Video Tutorial Series

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:

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Where to find MODx Help? – MODx Resources and Tutorials on the Web

Now that the MODx blog contest is underway, it occurred to me that it may be good to start a centralized list of MODx resources on the web.  This list is by no means complete or exhaustive, since more and more resources pop up every day.  So I hope to continue adding to and growing it.

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MODx Web Development – MODx Book Now Available!


The first ever (I believe) MODx book is now available!  It is titled MODx Web Development, authored by Antano Solar John and  published by Packtpub.

You can get a copy of MODx Web Development at Packtpub (ebook costs $22.39, paperback costs $35.99, bundle costs $40.79).

Here is a quick rundown of the contents of the book:

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Most Useful Drupal Resources on the Web

So as you all know I’ve been getting deep into Drupal in the last few months. I have a lot of things going on right now around Drupal and other projects and I can’t wait to blog about them. For starters though I want to share with all of you my personal list of the most useful drupal resources on the web.

Drupal Tutorials and Resources

drupal-logoObviously, leads the way as the number one most useful Drupal resource on the web. With a prodigious amount of online documentation in the handbooks and forums, you will find almost everything you need there. The Documentation section is divided into sections – Getting Started, Beyond the Basics, and so on. The forums are also divided into sections to allow you to find answers and ask questions.

lullabot_logoLullabot follows as my number 2 most useful Drupal resource on the web.  With numerous tutorials in screencast form and podcasts, Lullabot offers a tremendous amount of useful training and information on using and developing for Drupal.   Lullabots describe themselves as Drupal experts. They write books and articles, publish videos, and roll out weekly podcasts about Drupal and building web sites.  They also offer public and private training, as well as ongoing consulting relationships.  I am currently working through a Lullabot book “Using Drupal” which I will be reviewing here soon.  Lullabot is easily my favorite Drupal resource.

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