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06-25-2011, 08:06 PM
Im going to be adding several tutorials to my website cdcoding.com, if you have any ideas just post them below. This can be either HTML/CSS or PHP/MySQL (the two main groups of tutorials i will be doing) so if you are stuck on anything just post below ;)

06-25-2011, 09:14 PM
Will you be doing Ajax Tutorials? (this would be cool) :)

06-26-2011, 12:12 PM
im now giving a 50 GBP google adwords voucher for the first 3 tutorial ideas given that i make into a tutorial.

please note you must use these vouchers on a NEW account

06-26-2011, 12:20 PM
What kind of tutorials are you looking to do? Mini projects (e.g. A blog) are always good for new people, but larger ones often get boring for them. Also what format, are the going online in (e.g. written/video etc)?

06-26-2011, 12:22 PM
writen, and aouut php/MySQL or HTML/CSS they are for my blog on cdcoding.com and yea im targeting newer people

06-26-2011, 12:24 PM
Basic cookie/session/login+logout tutorial
Dynamic CSS sheets
HTML/PHP forms
Connect to mysql(i)
MySQL(i) - UPDATE, SELECT, CREATE, DELETE, blind params (mysqli)

If I think of more ill add them

06-26-2011, 12:31 PM
Basic MYSQL, forms and SECURITY.
To be honest i do not have a clue about security and i think a load of newbies would really benefit from it because, if your learning and you've just made a game then the first thing you don't want to happen is for your game to get hacked.
Also as Danny said a bit of CSS because you always want a good design.
What do you think?

06-26-2011, 12:56 PM
Well for basics –
1) Layouts using divs
2) Basic file structure of any site you use (could do a tutorial on how you created “Simple Website Building Blocks” that’s on here somewhere)
3) Basic Ajax requests (please not using jquery...)
4) Basics of creating a database using phpmyadmin (explain auto increment, primary keys, what varchar is etc)
5) Basic arrays, then go into some of the array functions (in_array, shuffle etc)
6) Sql injection, what it is, how to prevent it.
7) How to actually plan out a project, going into why a plan should be step by step. Not programming, but still essential. Could also link into number 2.
8) Form validation (Things like “username taken” on a register form, but still having the rest of the data there)
9) Go into some sql functions (count() etc)
10) Connecting, retrieving data, and displaying that data from a database (e.g. a username).
11) Explain how you created your blog
12) Xss attacks and how to prevent it.
13) Making a mod for a game engine (if your targeting people on mwg that should be mccodes based).
14) Variables
15) Facebook api (e.g. login button etc).
16) PSD -> html
17) What a super global is, and how to use them effectively (e.g. difference between $_POST/$_GET and when to use them)
18) File uploads, and how to check an image is an image
19) Basic bbcode parser
20) Some .htaccess tricks (e.g. DENY FROM ALL).
21) What a function is, and why it’s different from a language construct
22) Basic php syntax.
23) 20 things everyone will use at one time or another (this can cover mysql_connect(), include, basic functions things like that)
24) Commen errors and their fixes (e.g. unexpected $end)
25) Explain what a localhost is, and go over the options (xampp, wamp etc). You can also use this to explain what shared hosting/vps/dedicated are.

06-26-2011, 03:22 PM
KK im going to take a few ideas off all three of you, ill send you all the voucher code in a second.

06-26-2011, 03:53 PM
Cheers Dayo :D

06-26-2011, 04:02 PM
Thanks Alot dayo :)

06-26-2011, 05:04 PM
no problem i get them everytime i renew my hosting on all 5 of my sites

06-26-2011, 05:07 PM
no problem i get them everytime i renew my hosting on all 5 of my sites

Who are you with? Also thanks.

06-26-2011, 07:01 PM
One.com :)

The Spirit
06-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Id like a php/mysql one on calling information from your database and using it.

06-26-2011, 08:31 PM
Dayo how long are the Vouchers valid for? :)

06-26-2011, 09:00 PM
The date was witin the PM

06-27-2011, 01:38 AM
Well for basics –

3) Basic Ajax requests (please not using jquery...)

Ok.. I was looking at learning AJAX/jQuery...

So what is wrong with jQueries ajax set up???

06-27-2011, 11:10 AM
Ok.. I was looking at learning AJAX/jQuery...

So what is wrong with jQueries ajax set up???

Nothing, but I do feel learning how to do it without a library is important. That and what’s the point in using Jquery in the tutorial when the official site is so easy to understand?

06-27-2011, 11:33 AM
When do i get my Voucher ;)