This question is coming from someone who has been struggling to understand the first day of the Sitepoint PHP/MySQL course for weeks.
It is my perception (am I wrong?) that when a person wants to make a table or insert or edit the data in a cell of the table, it is done in MySQL via commands that the writer needs to memorize, and typed in piece by piece. It would take an inept person like me an unworkable amount of time to do that. It's hard for me to work on things where I can't really see what I'm doing and I have to remember a bunch of commands the whole time.
Apparently MySQL can accept csv files from Excel, where I can write cell data and actually see the cells all lined up and next to each other. This would be a much more feasible method for me.
What I want to end up with is trivial. I want to make an HTML page of text articles in one container that are selected for view by a list of links in another container. It could be short rants or recipes or plot summaries or some such things.
Is Excel the dummy tool that I need?
Thank you kindly