I am interested in working with a Dreamweaver guru (preferrably CS3) to build a database driven website using CS3 and phpMyAdmin.
Alternatively, if there is a very good book I can purchase that explains this process in detail that would be great.
Alternatively, if there is a set of tutorials here or elsewhere that i can download then that would be great, too.
I can create a DB through my host provider and can use phpMyAdmin to define my DB (although I have yet to ever do this, so I will def need hand holding to walk me through it).
Thanks for your help ahead of time. I really do appreciate it.
How much do you know about creating websites and in particular how much do you know about HTML?
If you know nothing about HTML then CSS of any flavors is not going to help you.
To get started with databases and phpMyAdmin I suggest have a look at WordPress that uses MySQL database and you can use phpMyAdmin to manage the database but it won't be necessary.
Wordpress is free download that helps you create a fully fledged website - static as well as dynamic - pretty quickly and you can learn from it as you go along.
If you want a good book then I suggest try this one:
Just on a note about using Wordpress if you decide to go that route. Adobe has a really good tutorial to help you get going on this. You will be able to install XAMPP Apache server onto your computer. This comes with MySQL and phpMyAdmin already installed on it. So, if you really want to learn this stuff check it out. I went through it myself. You'll also get wordpress installed. Setup a php testing server for dreamweaver and learn how to use phpMyAdmin etc.
Editing a WordPress theme with Dreamweaver CS5 – Part 1: Learning the basics
And because the XAMPP server install directions can be a little tricky to find just bookmark this:
Setting up a PHP development environment for Dreamweaver
These will hold your hand to setup and manage a MySQL db, use phpMyAdmin and configure and edit wordpress in dreamweaver.
Just a note, the instructions are for CS5. I use CS6. I'm not sure about anything to do with the CS3 version so none of it may be applicable to CS3.
David Powers is the resident PHP guru & author around here.
I have & often refer back to "Training from the Source."
First, get one of the following testing servers for your OS and follow the installation instructions.
WAMP for Windows
XAMPP for Windows
XAMPP for Mac
MAMP for Mac
See David Powers' Tutorials:
Setting up a PHP environment in Dreamweaver
Building your first dynamic website – Part 1: Setting up your site and database connection