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I am trying to make a website for a friend of mine. I am doing it for experience with coding, and I told him I could do a simple html website for him. Well it turned out that he wants me to do some advanced stuff, so I am trying to use Dreamweaver. I am not great at design, so could anyone help me with stuff to read for help?

using CSS, PHP, mysql? He wants a website that can do dynamic stuff on certain pages, so php and mysql, is needed im sure. CSS I still haven't figured out... I have created basic html stuff but this is not my cup of tea, I like c++ and not the visual stuff.

Sadly I can't talk to much about the website since I had to sign a non disclosure.
    
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If you've never worked with PHP, SQL, or CSS, you're in over your head. You may want to advise him that he will need to hire a full-fledged web developer. I've done some PHP work, and its not particularly fun (not the worst). CSS is pretty simple if you have Dreamweaver. SQL is a whole different story.

You're welcome to go pick up some books on each technology and start learning, but I'd say just tell him to revise his requirements or hire someone who is going to charge him for it.
     
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Let me give you an example of what you are talking about

take a look at this website

www.my-pinup.com

It took me a week to do just this simple page because I had to learn from scratch.

And there are about 12 pages left to do and i need to password protect each page and insure my php script knows who is logged in and if the have access to the page they are trying to navigate to and i am only about 10% done and i have been working on this everyday for 2 weeks solid.

AND

I still need to implement SSL
which is what i am trying to get help with now.

I am doing this all on my own, creating the certs and keys, spending almost no money.

Trust me it is not easy at all and very very very frustrating.
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If your friend is concerned with his site enough to have an NDA, he probably needs to get somebody experienced to code it up. No offense , but you may be in way over your head. That being said, the syntax for PHP is very similar to C++, so you should have too hard a time picking that up. The HTML/CSS is essential though if you want to end up with a maintainable and stable cross browser site.

If you are not in a hurry or under a tight deadline, spend some time reading "good" web standards sites for the right way to do the html/css, or find somebody to do the frontend and just concentrate on the backend. Look into MVC PHP frameworks so you can separate everything in a organized way.

I have a CS degree and did C/C++ development for years before transitioning to the web side of things, and while I love the frontend work also, not everybody can do both. You can pick up the back end if you have some good programming/db experience. Just find somebody to design and maybe another person to do the HTML/CSS ( it is also rare to find a good designer that can do good HTML/CSS but they are out there).
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