Hi, I have been viewing this forum for the past 2-3 months and last week I felt like registering and actually post *gasp*.
My name is Mark, I am from Texas, and I am 16 years old. I have been working with PHP for the last year. PHP is my third programming language (Visual Basic, Java, and now PHP). I think I am going to stick with PHP considering how easy it is to spread my work. With VB and Java its nice but if you want to show any one then you have to go through the hassle of downloading it. (Which most won't for obvious virus reasons). With PHP I have the ability to make the same stuff yet can easily let the community see what it is.
Few of the things I have made: Avatar Generator - This is a image generator which uses sprites to generate an image to use as an avatar. This is the first thing I made with PHP that was even slightly above beginner. I am thinking about remaking this to have a preview mode, and use .htaccess so you won't have to download to use as an avatar.
Signature Rotator - This is simply a script which randomly selects a image to use as my signature.
(Refresh to see a different one)
VisitorSig - Its a forum signature that displays statistics of who all has seen the image, It runs off a text file because at the time I didn't have access to a database, nor did I know how to use it.
As you can tell I am pretty much in love with GD. However I have pretty much stopped using it and gotten more serious into PHP.
I am in the process of creating my own CMS for my clan site. Articles, comments, user blogs, user groups, etc. It has pretty much every basic thing, I am almost done with it.