is it a good plan to understand the basics of php before moving on to learn OOP
Is it a good idea to learn to walk before you learn to run? Yes, definitely!
"Moving on to OOP".
PHP in an OOP format is not separate from PHP. It's a methodology of formatting PHP.
You will absolutely need the basics of PHP before trying to use OOP structures in it.
You have to know what numbers are before you can multiply.
Sounds to me like you're on the right track already. HTML is your foundation.
good tip thanks:tup:. am on my way!:) guess i was trying to be an astronaut before i learn to use a training bicycle lol.