i'm not even a rookie. i'm a complete idiot about this stuff.
i know basic-moderate html. my pages are built in dreamweaver, but i know enough to proofread code and do some manual changes. i use both ftp and the dreamweaver window to make changes to my site.
i want to get into programming/developing/authoring a forum on my domain using php/mysql, but i have absolutely no idea how any of it works. i've gone to several sites about basic php, but i find that they are using terminology that i dont understand.
are there any resources (sites would be great, obviously) that explain this thing from the absolute beginning? this is my first attempt at development. do i need to have other knowledge to start with php?
thanks in advance for any help/guidance.