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11-05-2005, 08:56 PM
I love to write and I want to start my own website where people can post stories and poems, (kinda like fictionpress.com). The problem is that I'm not very good at advanced programming stuff. I know html, and I've built sites before though. Example: http://geocities.com/acousticsuckerlays/

What I need is the codes for people being able to make their own usernames and passwords, things like that. Banner rotations, anything anyone can think of that I might need. I appreciate it a ton!!!!!

Much <3 Kay

11-05-2005, 09:33 PM
In order to build a website yourself - and a good one at that - you will need to commit yourself to it. Basic HTML is going to help, but the majority of your programming is going to be in other languages such as PHP or Javascript. Think of it this way -

HTML, as you know, is the basic language for putting together a site. Javascript makes a site alive, makes the user able to interact with the site without having to reload pages after every change.
PHP is a language that you can have a lot of fun with - it writes HTML and javascript. It is used to make a site the peak of interactivity with things like membership capabilities and sessions which span the length of time a member is at the site.

If you want to write your own site, go ahead. But you are probably going to get distracted along the way many times and, if all goes well, have fun doing it. Commit the next several months to the task and be ready for some frustration. Go read some tutorials on thsoe three languages, because before you can start throwing random scripts together you are going to want to know what those scripts do!

11-05-2005, 11:10 PM
You'll need to use a server-side langauge like PHP, ASP, etc. in order to that. And you'll have to use a database too.

11-05-2005, 11:13 PM
Well for banner rotation (I'm assuming you mean a random banner script), you can either use JavaScript or PHP. I say PHP seeing as the end user can not disable it.

11-07-2005, 02:51 PM
You might want to look into a hosted blogging solution like Blogger (http://www.blogger.com/start), or a ready-made, easy-to-install blogging package like WordPress (http://wordpress.org/), TextPattern (http://textpattern.com/) or Movable Type (http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/); there are numerous others, but you'll get the idea. If not, you can always try About: Web Logs (http://weblogs.about.com/od/weblogsoftwareandhosts/a/weblogplatforms.htm).