Talk:Web Design/PHP challenges

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InsayneWrapper - There's alot more to PHP than just databse interaction...

Yes... it never ends! I'd be more than happy for a PHP Challenges 2 - I just wanted to provide people who are beginning to learn PHP (and for that matter, beginning to learn how to program) with some challenges that (1) do not require much background knowlege, and (2) are very practical and immediately useful. Do you have an idea for a second set of challenges? I'd love to hear about it! Michaelnelson 05:31, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

In regards to PHP Challenge 4: I have tried to explain things without explaining that $_POST variable is an array.

It might be simpler to link to an explanation of arrays (POST in particular); then the challenge could be worded better. --Jawboot 09:45, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I thought the isset() in PHP Challenge 4 wasn't needed, so I removed it. Jawboot 10:38, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Formulas[edit source]

Can you have more examples of formulas where you break down one first eg. To work out how long someone is awake take away the time thay wake up from the time you go to bed. In PHP $timeawake = $wake - $sleep;. When learners are confident with that have them work out a formula for themselves.

Thats just too easy. I 9 year old could do it so its not a challenge.

Idiot box[edit source]

Is there any reason to use the slang "idiot box" as opposed to the more standard "television" or something like "screen activities"? Surely the slang will just confuse many readers and turn them off unnecessarily. 04:40, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

How about "Tube Time Survey"? --Kneiterd 15:07, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Extra challenge[edit source]

"Use the students' current year at school to work out how many years they have left at school"

Exactly how am I supposed to do this? How do I know what kind of course the student is on? --Kneiterd 15:07, 21 September 2007 (UTC)