Hi, I'm Wyatt, and this is my first post!
So I have an idea for a website. I'm decent at C++ and I only know some basic html. Now I want to pick up a new language to code my site. As I googled the functions I needed, PHP came up the most (probably because it's the most popular).
I could get by with a basic layout of text, links, and pictures, but I'd like to be able to pull data from (but text search would be splendid). In addition, user comments or message boards would also be great.
I'd also like to implement Adsense (or yahoo! or ???) to hopefully make some money.
I'll probably start out simple, but if I'd love to have expandability, such as adding new data to plotted graphs in real time, slick ways of zooming in on photos, and anything to enhance usability.
This is probably too ambitious for my first project, in high school I used FrontPage to do everything for me, but I'd like to know if PHP is a good choice. If not, what is? And do you have any general tutorials, beginner guides that come highly recommended?
Sorry if I don't make sense or broke the rules.