I'm now working as web master at a property company, the major responsibilities are creating and maintaining their company's web-sites (subsidiary), now I intend to revamp the whole web-site structure for easy updating and maintaning. The major web-site is www.setiahomes.com which provides information of our property development project --> what are the current projects, new lauching and property which are still available for sales by showing out the all the Lots. So in order for us to provide the latest sales figure of our houses, our Web Development session have to keep on updating the sales figure manually. So, for the new version of our web-site, i will be creating an database - driven module where our sales people can update the sales figures automatically.
This is only part of the whole web-site, since most of our web-site's information is consider dynamic where we have to update quite often, so i'm not intending to create static html page (now most are html pages which created by ex web master), so my idea is creating a template for updating the content as well as generating new web-pages while needed. I'm here would like to emphasiz that don't ask me to look for the built-template which offer by most of web development web-site. I want to create the template from scratch. But I don't know how to start. I did do research on internet, but none of it is related to my problem.
As I know Usually, web master will maintain their web-site by editing the web-content (add new pages or edit existing pages) using html editor or application like FRontPage or Dreamweaver manually, means they have to open the file and update, after that upload to the server, this is time consuming and boring as keep on doing the same job. Moreover, it is wasting time as instead of doing the editing most of the time, the web master can do others advance job like creating others intrenal web application for their company used. This is what I'm doing now. But now as i know, a lot of web masters or more advance technique for updating the content already, that is by creating a database-driven template for them to maintain their web-site. But, I face a problem, that is I don't know how to start, and how to design the structure. Can any one of you tell me, usually how do web masters maintaining their web-sites???