Ok first off, sorry if this is the wrong forum...
I want to learn how to create a community based site - preferably completely from scratch.
I want to do this, because I find it quite hard to look at existing code and understand the ins and outs of it.
I am aware of packages like mambo, phpnuke and xoops, in fact I think very highly of xoops, but I want to know how to create something along them sort of lines from scratch.
can anyone point me in a good direction?
Ultimately I want a site that has a forum, PM facility, maybe a gallery, news feature, and the ability to create HTML articles.
To be honest the content at this point does not matter to me, I will make my content choices later - I believe very strongly that a good design can be modified to fit any content.
Can anyone point me in the direction of some good 'how-to' (s) etc.