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    PHP & MySQL confuses me... Is there software that can do it for me?

    Is there any web database and access point (the php file) developing software?

    I would prefer a free one...

    And does MS Access work?

    I tryed but it just brings up text boxes with the data in...

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    Not really. There are text editors designed to help you code in PHP though. (Different highlighting features, etc.)
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    That won't help...

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    Read a book. I reccomend "Beginning PHP" by Wrox - same publisher as the PHP book reviewed here.
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    I've seen a program before that was supposed to automate most of the php/mysql site creating process but it never made it out of beta.
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    Macromedia do one called Interdev or something. Never used it though, and obviously it costs.

    I would really recommend sticking with it and trying to learn it though if you're serious about making sites with it. I wont say it's easy, because I've forgotten what it's like not to be able to code stuff. I'm sure you'll be able to pick it up if you just stick with it though.

    Is there anything in particular you're stuck on? Maybe we can help.

    Oh, and never use MS Access for the web. It's just totally not designed to operate in that environment. Besides, if you can use SQL with Access then you can use it with MySQL

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    I can add data using PHPMyAdmin... I have gotten fond of using it to add data, just I always run into faults when I try to work with PHP...

    I just try to do too ambious projects before I know the language...

    Last night I tryed to create a web based email thing for goodness sake!

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    That's your problem then. As tedious as it sounds, just try doing a lot of tiny projects. Tackling a huge project (such as your email project) will just cause a bunch of undue stress. Just keep working on it and slowly it'll just start to click.
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    I'll try a database driven article site...

    That should be easy...

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    That's actually quite hard if your not confident with PHP & MySQL, in my opinion.

    Just try setting up a simple form or something, and submitting it's data into a db. Then move onto more advanced stuff etc...
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    Chromate, I've tried that IDE before -- sucks big time! I'd recommend sticking to something like HomeSite and learn the language instead of finding ways to automate it.

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    I'll try to make some PHP that doesn't use MySQL first...

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    Good idea. Get used to using if statements and such, before moving onto more advanced things.
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    I will...

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    I also recommend the PHP/MySQL book Sitepoint sells... Helped me a lot... And ask people, read articles and other people's posts...

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