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#1 peter690

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:02 PM

I'm looking to get pointed in the right direction, then from there I'll be doing a ton of learning and researching.

 

I'd like to make a website where people can submit their own stories for kids.  However, the unique thing I want to do is allow the reader to determine the names of the characters before reading the story.  So for example, I would submit a story about a knight, princess, and dragon.  Each person who accesses the story will be prompted for the names that they would like the main characters to be, and then the story will load with those names in it.

 

What language would be best for something like this?  I'm also hoping to make this user friendly for the submitters as well.

 

I'd also like a forum to be included.  Would it be possible to expand on something like PHPBB to do something like this?

 

Thanks.



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

This can easily be done with PHP. Most web hosting providers offer a LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) configuration right out of the box. PHP is also a fairly easy language to learn and can easily be used to do what you want it to do.

Sprinkle in some ajax (javascript) to make it a little more user friendly and your good to go.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

Cool, I'll read up on LAMP and PHP more.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

This is a terrific beginner book:

http://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Web-Development-5th/dp/0321833899/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391122085&sr=1-4&keywords=php+mysql




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