[nycphp-talk] intro question

Peter Lehrer pl at
Wed Aug 27 08:47:52 EDT 2003

If you are looking for a book you can start with "PHP & MySQL for Dummies".
In the book, the author builds a web site of the type you describe you need.
Also, it includes a pretty good introduction to MySQL and PHP. In addition,
it comes with copies of php, mysql and apache and the installation is pretty
easy, especially on windows. I installed it on Windows 95 and 98 and it was
a breeze.

Peter Lehrer
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Kitses" <jkitses at>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 6:10 PM
Subject: [nycphp-talk] intro question

> Hello...
> I would like to know if PHP and/or MySQL is the answer to my design
> problem. I have been told so, but I am a beginner to both, and need a
> good intro tutorial also.
> Here it is: I am designing a website for a store, and want users to
> be able to search the merchandise by various criteria (price, style,
> manufacturer, etc). It's a fishing lure store, so the products will
> be similar - all will feature a photo and descriptive text.
> Are PHP and MySQL the solution? I use a Mac G4 running OSX. I'm a
> designer, I know HTML, basic Javascript, and understand programming
> concepts, generally. How can I get started?
> much thanks
> JK
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