PHP is a advanced and versatile open source language which can be used in web design and program design to reach virtually any effect which you are looking for. It's really fast, secure and safe, and it can work across virtually all browsers, interfaces, and operating systems and platforms. You don't need to have a background in computer science or coding, the only downside you need is that it's not the simplest to pick up and use. If you are not technically inclined in any way, you might pay attention to a guide which you can use which is geared so that you can learn PHP very fast, painlessly and most importantly as simply as possible.
Simple PHP is the most all inclusive but simplified method to learn PHP quick. This e-book/video set was written by Robert Plank, a computer science major who wrote the book with the expressed intention being of making it simple to learn PHP.
The e-book which you can download right to your computer is 148 pages and broken down into 17 different chapters in newsletter styles. At the end of each chapter there is a fun quiz to keep you engaged and reinforce what you've learned in that chapter. In addition, you receive weekly e-mails which give you basic PHP assignments to complete. The final effect of all this is that it's fun and quick to learn this language.
It's so fast, in fact that Robert guarantees that you can learn it in his book within 17 hours. If you decide the book is not for you, you can return it and still have full access to the video series which is a great help considering you're essentially looking over Robert's shoulder on his screen as he does basic coding and explains what it's doing every step of the way.