Milty wrote:anyone got any ideas of anything that teaches you PHP and MySQL through a similar project which is up to date?
The only ressource i would recommend without any demur is http://tut.php-quake.net/en/
It covers all the basics but is also very up to date and the parts are based on each other so you got a comfortable learning curve.
Another good site which is partly recommend is http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/PHP_Essentials
but i don't like that they use the old mysql functions instead of mysqli or PDO and don't cover very important topics like covering SQL injections
If you prefer video tutorials take a look at my very favorite http://net.tutsplus.com/
They have many video tutorials but also written ones. For example one of the tutorial is The best way to learn php
i can recommend for you.
If you prefer books, i can recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/PHP-Solutions-Dyn ... s_295223_6
But i don't read much books in english, because english is not my native language.
You are still at the beginning, so if i were you i would take the chance not to waste time with the old mysql functions because they will get removed with PHP 5.6 or PHP 6.
Start learnung OOP right after knowing the fundamentals instead of use procedural programming all the way (maybe again with a tutsplus tutorial http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/object-oriented-php-for-beginners/
). It will make learning OOP much easier. if you start with procedural programming and feel comfortable with it switching to OOP is much more difficult.