I would suggest reading a few books and the tizag.com/phpT/ website has some basic tutorials. I would suggest getting use to the if statement, variables, the echo statement, and $_POST + $_GET arrays. Perhaps you could for your first project create a html web form that posts the data to php where php writes the data to a text file. Or maybe even have a basic webpage system by having multiple pages in the one php file. There are all sorts of things you can do so start with something basic and work your way up.