I am VERY new to C#.. as in just starting today :)

Almost everything I see on the net has to do with web-based C# programming, but I want to create some C# applications to work with server-side PHP...

I have knowledge of PHP, C, Java, VB6, and some other languages...

Firstly, anyone recommend sites that are good for C#? Ideally with application design as well..

Secondly, can anyone fill me in how I could connect to a page and get the data returned from it?

Thanks !