I am builing a site for my friends restaurant, it won't be elaborate. I want to make various sections of some pages editable by my friend, menus etc. The thing being, he is not very IT literate, so the editting must remain in format and be just text based, replacing line for line from the original.
I have searched frantically but found nothing to suit.
Any ideas folks?
There are basicly three approaches to doing this:
1. Use adobe contribute. This is not a very good program, but it might be your best option. Easy to set up.
2. Build the site on a CMS platform like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. - this is more work for you (if you have never worked with such software) and also more work for your friend, but the result can be pretty good.
3. Write a custom CMS (content management system) using PHP/MySQL or similar technology. But you must know how to program to do this. This can be the best solution, but it requires programming skills.
1.Adobe contribute? Hmm, new territory there. I will peer eagerly into that grey area.
2.WP, Joomla or Drupla. I have gnashed teeth over the alleged simplicity of those covert monsters afore time.
3.My own CMS, a brave notion, to be sure, with my scant knowledge of Spectrum Basic,'twould be fiendisly complicated.
So yes, Adobe Contribute. I hope there is a tutorial.
Look at Cushy CMS. Watch the video.
It might be all you need for this project.
No PHP or databases required.
I don't recommend Contribute because it requires clients to purchase stand alone software which may or may not be continued in the future. At least with a real CMS, your client can log-in & edit their site from anywhere in the world. They're not tied to the software.