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Re: [webdesign-18] Job/talent board site

From: Mike H.
Sent on: Sunday, October 21, 2007 6:33 PM
I think we can have some fun discussing the pros & cons of our positions. I know that mine is flawed, but that doesn't stop me from having it.


On 10/21/07, John <[address removed]> wrote:
On 10/21/07, Mike Howard <[address removed]> wrote:
> I want an 'easy' way to build a web site wherein I build the structure and somebody else inserts and maintains some of the content. I want absolute control over which content goes where. I want it to be easy to make pages different. I want absolute control over the CSS. I don't need WYSIWIG layout. I don't need or want forms based site construction. I don't want to buy books to learn somebody else's system/model/etc so I can figure out how to use it.
> End of Rant.

As someone who works in Drupal, that's what it gives you.

> What I envision is a collection of PHP 5 objects [to hell with PHP 4] which support:
>   database access
>  optional active record style database access
>  sessions
>  user login
>  exceptionally simple templating [we use php and add some additional
>   syntax to support insersion of Other-Supplied-Content]
>  some sort of tagging [with some Javascript/AJAX enhancements for:
>    suggesting tags
>    creating multi-tag searches with suggestions]
>  WYSIWYG interface for Others supplying content.

Which is why I like Drupal - it gives me that.

> The problem model is: 'Lets build a bunch of hyperlinked pages which have content areas which are easy to update and maintain w/o bothering the programmer'
> Anyway, I'd like to roll this into the project.

Me too - but I'm going to miss the first meeting, apparently.

John Fiala

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