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What would you do to a static website ?


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#1 Delta16

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:27 AM

What would you do to a static website ?

1. Convert your static template to joomla.

or

2. Code everything yourself to make it work something like joomla and wordpress (CMS), which is a lot difficult than converting I think.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:11 AM

It really depends on what my goal was.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:11 PM

Can you give some examples of what could be some of the goals you want and which option would you chose.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:56 PM

You're the one asking the question, not me. I can't answer your question unless I know for what purpose you want to convert it.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:06 AM

Yeah, you got a point there but I wanted some various examples, anyway here is the purpose of my site.

I made a static website which I upload files(patches/fixes of games) on it so other people can download. Now, to edit every page so I can add 1 file would be a little complicated as it will be updated often.

Now, which choice would you choose, create everything yourself, or put your template into joomla and then you'll add the downloads from the CMS of joomla.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:14 AM

Regardless of whether or not you use Joomla or your own content management system, you are still going to be making changes somewhere. Are you going to be adding thousands of files that is going to make it worth the time to convert the website? Are you going to allow user uploads?

There is no right answer.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:31 PM

Maybe not that much files :thumbsup: and no users wont upload stuff.

Regarding what is worth it, I am only doing this sort of website for more knowledge and experience. I'm still a student and would like to expand my knowledge on Web Development. I would like it to be my future main job. I already developed static websites with my own design , html and CSS. Now I would like to introduce PHP and Databases.

What would companies that work on these sort of projects do ? Would they convert the template to joomla or would they make their own content management system and use it for further projects?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:41 PM

If you are a student and want to expand your knowledge, than you write your own. You are not going to learn anything by using a CMS created by someone else.

What would companies that work on these sort of projects do ?

Both, or neither. I have no idea. That is sort of like asking me what you should have for breakfast, milk or orange juice. Maybe you had milk yesterday, and don't want it today. Maybe you really, really like orange juice. How am I suposed to know? Some companies use pre-build CMS. Some companies don't. How or why they make that decision can depend on an infinite variety of conditions.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:44 PM

Good point on the companies decisions.

I guess I will try to make my own.

Anywhere I can start, maybe tutorials ? ( of course php first, then ?)

Thanks a lot.




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