Hi. I am learning php and I am still at the stage of figuring out how the procedural code gets together / works. The next step will be the OOP as well as Symfony and Laravel frameworks. I am also planning to learn Java Script (maybe also some frameworks like React or Vue but this would be a secondary thing). I am planning to focus on php programming and also the CSS part of a site (how it looks).
I was learning getBootstrap.com for about a month. I read the whole manual and one the best book about it, so I have some kind of introduction to this. I have not used it in practice though.
I now need to select one the best thing that I would you for my css/html and the php programming edu (so this will be procedural, oop, Symfony, Laravel; all coding will be based on one of these looks). In general lamp / nginx / (java script) type of person with the main focus on the php/mysql and a secondary focus on css (so all the things like sass and so on). So Java Script will be more like a tetiary thing for now.
Having to select just one:
a) would I go for getBootstrap.com (higher Alexa Rank, the most popular one) or Google Material Design (this is like trending)
b) would selecting the Google Material Design mean going for Materialize CSS.
I am just not sure which one route is this the best route to take. Seems like I could continue with getBootstrap.com (even though I have no practical experience of using this) and come back to this Google Material Design after like three years (things may change by then too).
What is the strenght of getBootstrap.com versus Google Material Design type of thing - 50% versus 50%? Also for my purposes.
All this and (kind of) can sort by Difficulty and maybe Popularity:
Thanks a lot for the info, as this obviously helps.
I have one screen (good size), Windows 10, phpStorm, phpMyAdmin. From some other source the thinking could be: Mac, phpStorm, sequelPro (lets say; there is this Heidi program for Windows, but I've never had it installed), 2 screens, a laptop (maybe, my addition). The thinking is to watch the Laracasts and write along with what the instructor presnets (like muscle memory / "motor learning" - term from Wiki, this is what I would do?). I mean, there must be these things I dont see, think about, dont understand. Trying to figure out max amount of these "edu bugs" that I may have (I was in a whole worse place like 2 months ago, somebody "changed my path"; it was more like getting burned out with procedural exercises from w3resource.com and examples of this on php.net and now I am more in the directon of OOP->MVC->Laravel <from laracast first, then docs>). I've figured out the procedural more or less too (not really but getting there). Just want to make sure I do it more or less right as I cant afford to be wasting time.
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I've been studying the php for 12 months so far, and I am starting with Laravel now (as I've kind of figured out the procedural php, but not fully yet, getting there). I use phpStorm and phpMyAdmin. I am on php.net, stackOverflow.com, youTube.com, laravel.com, laracasts.com and I will be working on making a list of all the php places on the Net (like community); I know that gitHub.com is also one such place. I am wondering what I can improve (as an example I have just one monitor with my home pc and no tablet/laptop). As an example people say watch the Laracast and write code along with what the person there says. I've seen people having two screens one to another (either vertically or horizontally) and also even a laptop as the third "pc". I could watch it on one screen, code on the laptop or on the screen on the other side (right or left) and this could help in the learning I think. I mean what other things and aspects can I think about and improve as related to all of this? There may be things that I dont see or dont understand (as I am new to this, and also this is my first programming language). What to think about here? Thanks.
I've been learning php programming for over 12 months and I am not used to video tutorials. I kind of lose focus and it seems like I am may not be fully benefiting from them. Should I watch each video several times, or maybe certain parts, or maybe take notes, or maybe some other things. Does it take getting used to it, or how does it work for you. What can I do in order to be good at learning from the video tuts (here, YouTube, other sources; all).