I'm a beginner with Raspberry Pi's and stuff like that. I was wondering if there was a way I could connect ribbon cables to the Pi? Maybe there is some sort of other board I could use. I would like to do this because I want to connect some devices to my Pi that have ribbon cables.
Happily there's no problem whatsoever using ribbon cable with a Pi's GPIO. You need a 40-way 2.54mm/0.1" pitch connector and some suitable cable. Adafruit sell them ready-made. They're fairly cheap, and straightforward to make yourself.
While ribbon cables can be really useful if you have a lot of stuff going on on your GPIO pins, or if you're putting some polish on your final product, it's a lot easier using headed jumper wire for making quick connections to things.