I'm 17, and I know how to use dreamweaver to make basic HTML websites, and photoshop and stuff. My church youth group recently asked me to make a website for the youthgroup, so i made a basic layout of a website.
I know nothing about cgi,php,mysql etc.
I tried to use MySQL since i heard it was easy to use, so i downloaded mysql-4.1.13a for windows, and i tried accessing the mysql file in the bin folder, but the dos window could just close after one second, so i dont know what to do.
i downloaded some clips of using MySQL php, but with this problem at hand, i can't do anything.
for my church website,
1. i was hoping to make a gallery, where users would first see alot of thumbnails and once you click on them, a small java window would pop up with a larger picture and a option of commenting on the picture.
2. a login feature on the homepage, where users can register, and upon approval, login to comment on pictures etc.
3. maybe a forum, but i have no idea, what to do.
ANY HELP would be GREATLY appreciated!!! thank you so very much.
P.S, a church teacher gave me a FTP address to upload to and a subdomain i can use(he said no PHP tho), if that is any help...