Creating a website for software archives
Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:02 PM
The reason I'm posting here is I need help figuring out what server side software I should use. I'm not a coder so I can't just "make" the site, I need to install something like joomla or whatever to run it. So what do you guys think would be best to power such a site?
Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:34 PM
Yeah, something like that, but a bit more streamlined. The guy who runs that seems to take the mad scientist approach and while there's nothing wrong with that, I'd prefer something that's a bit more simple that's powered by some kind of database backend and PHP rather than something that has to be hand updated, and that also supports user uploads and such.
Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:43 AM
Since when was hand-crafted HTML a mad scientist's skill? How rude. I remember the days when pretty much everyone hand-crafted their pages and they got along just fine, even if not everyone had a good sense of style. Remember GeoCities?
There's a reason most websites that use a server-side backend suck; they don't know what they're doing.
Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:50 PM
BenoitRen: It's not a bad idea making DB-based sites or using CMSes. It makes management much easier and global changes simple. There's also nothing wrong with regenerating pages if the site is responsive enough (but anyway, caching is quite common).
Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:52 PM
I designed the php code myself, much smaller and much more efficient than pre-built freewares.
The only thing I have to do is to upload the files via HTP and they appear in the list.
If you want I can give you a slightly modified copy of this page (the php file) so that you can do the same on your website or collaborate on my website (as long as my bandwidth permits). Or both.