Hi, I am the quintessential newbie. I decided to learn webdev, because I am a poor daddy to 9 kids. so I can't afford a pro developer to help me create a store for my miniscule company. I purchased a "for dummies" book on PHP and MySql, and followed it to the letter. I think my problems are in the areas of setting up this whole process. here's the play-by-play. I just switched to macs, we have three, a mini (intel duo), a iMac G5(ppc), and an iBook G4. we decided to put up a web store from all the interest from our MySpace page. I tried to hire a developer through an ad on CraigsList. I found a few, who although were very nice and stuff, might as well had asked for $100 billion dollars. no, really they wanted about $2,500 for creating the site but like I said I am broke like christmas toys by new years eve.(at least in my house thanks to my twin boys) so, I do a little poking on the web and discover the godsend of PHP, MySQL, Apache thingamajig. (they're free) I am fairly intelligent, right? I could learn this, right? I started reading like a monk, for about two weeks. I bought three different books. I read them all to about the third chapters or so, and am as stuck as a SoCal lowrider in the everglades. If any of you guys could tutor me a little, I think I can handle deploying a decent site. I am a pay-it-forward kind of guy. And if I can do this before say thanksgiving, I can have an ok xmas for the pups. I am at the end of my annual budget and need to start selling our shirts ASAP! times are really getting hard (I am actually a Navy Vet, got laid off from my construction job a year ago, started a small biz, and am drowning in debt, a online store might be the little extra income that can get us by, until we can blow up, sorry about the dramatic explanation but I am in dire need of getting this store up and running to make a little dough) any help is greatly appreciated.