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kerryd
10-26-2008, 03:32 AM
Hi everyone - I just signed up to the club.

I am not a professional website designer but I have made many easy websites for friends using Dreamweaver & Photoshop. I'd really like to turn this hobby into a career. So I've been reading online. I'd like to learn how to develop a social networking website such as Facebook or a forum website such as this one, Dreamweaver Club. I watched some of the tutorials here on PHP and MySQL. My question to the group is, am I correct in thinking that in order to create a forum website like Dreamweaver Club, that I will need to learn PHP and MySQL?? If so, are there any other software applications that I will need? Can anyone recommend some books that I can buy on Amazon.com? Thank you in advance !! (-:

Corrosive
10-26-2008, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone - I just signed up to the club.

I am not a professional website designer but I have made many easy websites for friends using Dreamweaver & Photoshop. I'd really like to turn this hobby into a career. So I've been reading online. I'd like to learn how to develop a social networking website such as Facebook or a forum website such as this one, Dreamweaver Club. I watched some of the tutorials here on PHP and MySQL. My question to the group is, am I correct in thinking that in order to create a forum website like Dreamweaver Club, that I will need to learn PHP and MySQL?? If so, are there any other software applications that I will need? Can anyone recommend some books that I can buy on Amazon.com? Thank you in advance !! (-:

Hi Kerryb

You don't really need to know php or mysql unless you are going to build a forum from scratch. There are a few free forums out there that you can download and run without knowing any programming.

Have a look at these

http://www.phpbb.com/
http://www.simplemachines.org/
http://www.vbulletin.com/

This site is Vbulletin and I have used simple machines before and it works well.

Hope this helps