So, as a summer project I decided to teach myself php. This was about 3 weeks ago, and I think I've gotten pretty far. Also, about 1/2way through, I found out that I didn't really know alot of CSS, so I taught myself that. Then came MySQL, that was fairly simple.
All I can say is that now I completely understand the power of web programming, its almost endless the possibilities.
Take a look at my site so far, I think I've done a pretty decent job. If you see anything that I should really fix please let me know, and I'll see if I can figure it out (tips are more than welcome as well).
Note: this is not an attempt to advertise my site. It happens to have a forum on it (that I programmed myself from scratch), which is one of the main things I wanted to highlight in this post.
Feedback would be wonderful. Also, thank you to everyone here who has given me help so far, it's been very appreciated.
P.S looks fine in IE, but it looks much better in FireFox. I still gotta figure out how to fix that...