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08-13-2005, 06:51 AM
Hi everyone,
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.
Any suggestions?

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...

08-13-2005, 07:56 AM
If your site has to have features like users register and login, then you'll have to use any server side language like CGI PERL,ASP,PHP and any one of database language where server side install.

First, you need to know what your web hosting provider supports , which system Linux-like or Windows , which language. You can know them in your web hosting package plan.

After that, you should take a next step to develop for your site.

But dont worry 'cause you don't know everything. There are thousands of free scripts out there. You only need to credit links back.

So, first find out what your hosting supports.


For gallery,

You can do it with cliend JavaScript; fade-in,fade-out, slide-show or so on.
These script are also free to use.