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Ugh. 20 minutes later I've still done nothing!


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So 20 minutes later and all I've done is copied and pasted code from one page to another and it still doesn't work. So I thought 'I know I will start all over again' to start the processes of copying and pasting all over again.

 

Anyone got any ideas to help me:

  1. Stick to it
  2. Help teach me php
  3. Stop me from Copy and Pasting

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Yeah, you're going to help us out some with the details. Help us help you?

 

What isn't working? What are you trying to learn? How much php do you already know? And as for the "stick with it" part, are you having motivation issues or just getting frustrated now and discouraged?

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This is known as biting off more than you can chew. :)

 

We all do it, of course. I once spent an entire weekend repairing a website after I installed a new phpBB and Coppermine theme on it... and broke absolutely everything. And I mean absolutely everything. Always start with something smaller than you think you can handle: it's almost guaranteed not to be small at all!

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Always start with something smaller than you think you can handle: it's almost guaranteed not to be small at all!

 

Tell me about it! Reminds me of a time when I had a stupid div closure code that was missing and it messed up the whole page! Took me 2 days to find out what was wrong. Bah!

 

So.... let's make that 20 minutes and counting, shall we! :whistle:

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I've found that one of the worst things you can do is copy/paste when trying to teach yourself. Even if you are just recite-typing the code from a website or book point-blank you are still getting the feel for it. You won't ever get that kind of pickup by just using CTRL+C/CTRL+V.

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I've found that one of the worst things you can do is copy/paste when trying to teach yourself. Even if you are just recite-typing the code from a website or book point-blank you are still getting the feel for it. You won't ever get that kind of pickup by just using CTRL+C/CTRL+V.

 

Exactly what he said! Also, Try starting off with smaller projects you're jumping into a 9ft deep pool when just learning how to swim :P

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I've found that one of the worst things you can do is copy/paste when trying to teach yourself. Even if you are just recite-typing the code from a website or book point-blank you are still getting the feel for it. You won't ever get that kind of pickup by just using CTRL+C/CTRL+V.

 

The only thing worse than that is not typing the code from the book at all. I do that and can't remember what I read most of the time. Reading it all over again is not fun. Bah!

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