I want to learn by myself any one of web development languages.
i dont have an idea about which is best to learn
PHP or HTML or CSS
or do i need to study each one in order to use each one for some purposes..
what is the difference between a person who study PHP and other who study HTML

can any one help ?
any suggestions are welcom
Thanks

Recommended Answers

Before you even think about pHp, learn markup and styling. You can produce great looking sites without a hint of pHp. You only really need pHp if you want to include forms and dynamic pages. JS can do a lot of interactive stuff without the need for full blown Ajax. …

Jump to Post

All 16 Replies

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

HTML - is not a programming language, it is a markup language.
you should have a basic understanding of HTMl before you learn CSS.
CSS - CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets, Styles define how to display HTML elements.
you should have a basic understanding of HTMl before you learn PHP.
PHP is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages.

Finally you should learn all of the above to become a good web developer.

check this for more details:
http://www.thesitewizard.com/html-tutorial/what-is-html.shtml

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

If you learn PHP without HTML,CSS basic, then, you would have problem in the development cycle.

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

so I have to start with HTML
if you have any good sources for learning HTML , provide me with them pleaze
Thank you Shanti Chepuru
Thank you Zero13

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

css and php are both html embeded languages

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

so I have to start with HTML
if you have any good sources for learning HTML , provide me with them pleaze
Thank you Shanti Chepuru
Thank you Zero13

Visit w3schools.com, it's a good place to learn HTML, CSS and PHP. Moreover they have resources for Javascript, XML and etc..

Also, I would recommend this book Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. Link to publisher : http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596101978

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

See the point is this ...we must start from scratch...and for web development...you must first understand the HTML ,then use CSS in it...
And for PHP ,it is server side scripting...without knowing html ,css ,you can't work with php.
So to learn these all just click http://www.w3schools.com

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

W3schools is not actually a good resource, it's just that everyone uses it. http://htmldog.com/ has much better HTML and CSS tutorials.

commented: Thanx for the extra link +13
Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80
Member Avatar

Before you even think about pHp, learn markup and styling. You can produce great looking sites without a hint of pHp. You only really need pHp if you want to include forms and dynamic pages. JS can do a lot of interactive stuff without the need for full blown Ajax.

Take a month to learn HTML and CSS. Learn good practice. See how different browsers treat your styling. You'll need to download them all. Take care with accessibility - font sizes, font-faces, colour schemes, etc.

Once you're ready, download XAMPP (or similar package) to test out your pHp and MySQL.
Ensure that you use a good GUI, with code hinting, e.g. Notepad++ or Aptana.

I'd also recommend buying a book as opposed to relying on tutorials as they are peer-reviewed and are *usually* more accurate that online efforts, which anybody can write.

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

I started from there.http://www.html.net/
And here is the good place for CSS design www.csszengarden.com.

Start from basic, and go professional. Below is the simple road map.
HTML+CSS+Js => PHP/ASP.Net/JSP/Framework

Enjoy with your learning.

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

now I got a clear idea about from where to start, thank U all.

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80
Member Avatar

OK, mark as solved.

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

from where i can mark as solved?

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80
Member Avatar

There's a link below the box saying 'Mark this thread as solved' or something similar.

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

You can learn html and CSS in one go ... http://www.zackfire.com

After that you can learn PHP from http://www.w3schools.com

Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80
Re: Which is best to learn PHP or HTML? 80 80

Peepz, this thread has been marked solved for over a week.

Be a part of the DaniWeb community

We're a friendly, industry-focused community of 1.19 million developers, IT pros, digital marketers, and technology enthusiasts learning and sharing knowledge.