Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of PHP: Choosing a PHP Editor.
- I'm very happy to announce that any member of lynda.com has access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Naturally the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own applications and web pages. However you may find it helpful to work with the supplied exercise files to practice the steps safely and without having to create your own examples. To begin using the files from the site, download them, extract them, and then store those files in a convenient location such as your desktop.
The Exercise Files folder is organized by chapter. And the chapters are broken down into its various lessons. Within the lesson folders there's typically a start folder that can hold a number of items such as PHP, HTML, CSS images and so forth that are used throughout the lesson. Some, but not all lessons, will also find a folder named Final which contains the completed lesson file, if necessary.
And of course you're free to explore that at your leisure. You can either follow the whole course chapter by chapter or jump in at any point. If you'd rather not use the exercise files you can definitely follow along with your own assets.