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creating a database driven site

Apr 3, 2007 11:44 AM

"wysiwyg editors are all fine and dandy - but they don't really work with database driven sites" was the quote i received from a website designer who i asked about using Dreamweaver to create a photographers website for me, which would use drop-down-menus to search for, and show, different selections of the photos; and ideally, would also allow me to send a specifically focussed variation (selection of photos in my website framework) to a specific client

can DW be used to create such a website, maybe by buy 'plugins' which allow it to do what i want?

i have only ever built one website for a fashion desgner, at the end of a basic course at an adult working mens college, it was fine for the 25 fixed images, but i could possibly have 100's even 1000's evetually in my datatbase, all keyworded with things such as the client, type of client, type of subject, subject specifics, colour palettes, etc

any advice would be greatly appreciated, even links to sites built with DW that are similar to what i have in my mind, to prove to me it CAN BE DONE

thanks

peter
 
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    Apr 3, 2007 12:01 PM   in reply to aaaashy
    Not sure if this is exactly what you want but take a look at this product.
    http://www.galleryinabox.com/

    --Nancy




    "aaaashy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > "wysiwyg editors are all fine and dandy - but they don't really work with
    > database driven sites" was the quote i received from a website designer
    who i
    > asked about using Dreamweaver to create a photographers website for me,
    which
    > would use drop-down-menus to search for, and show, different selections of
    the
    > photos; and ideally, would also allow me to send a specifically focussed
    > variation (selection of photos in my website framework) to a specific
    client
    >
    > can DW be used to create such a website, maybe by buy 'plugins' which
    allow it
    > to do what i want?
    >
    > i have only ever built one website for a fashion desgner, at the end of a
    > basic course at an adult working mens college, it was fine for the 25
    fixed
    > images, but i could possibly have 100's even 1000's evetually in my
    datatbase,
    > all keyworded with things such as the client, type of client, type of
    subject,
    > subject specifics, colour palettes, etc
    >
    > any advice would be greatly appreciated, even links to sites built with
    DW
    > that are similar to what i have in my mind, to prove to me it CAN BE DONE
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > peter
    >


     
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    Apr 3, 2007 1:06 PM   in reply to aaaashy
    On 03 Apr 2007 in macromedia.dreamweaver, aaaashy wrote:

    > "wysiwyg editors are all fine and dandy - but they don't really work
    > with database driven sites" was the quote i received from a website
    > designer who i asked about using Dreamweaver to create a
    > photographers website for me

    That would be news to the dozens of developers in here who use DW to
    create database driven sites in PHP/MySQL, CF/whatever and Classic
    ASP/Access|SQL Server, plus some other combinations too.[1]

    What you'll eventually find, though, and probably sooner than later, is
    that you'll have to do some hand coding in both HTML and the serverside
    language of choice.

    > any advice would be greatly appreciated, even links to sites built
    > with DW that are similar to what i have in my mind, to prove to me
    > it CAN BE DONE

    http://wildimages.biz/ <== By Murray *ACE*

    [1] I haven't used it, but to all reports, DW isn't the best platform
    for ASP.Net.

    --
    Joe Makowiec
    http://makowiec.net/
    Email: http://makowiec.net/contact.php
     
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    Apr 3, 2007 2:28 PM   in reply to Newsgroup_User
    Obviously, GIABox is a content management system for commercial art
    galleries. Not really for hobbyists. But I believe CMS is what you crave.
    I do not know of any DW extensions or 'plug-in' CMS modules.

    However, Open Source CMS has several Image Gallery modules like this one
    called iFoto:
    http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id =2203


    Best of luck on your project,
    --Nancy

    "aaaashy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > i am not sure if this is what iwas looking for
    > it doesn't sem to be a plugin for dreamweaver, but a lone app, which
    allows me
    > to create a website using their templates
    > i had been looking to create a template myself, that i could then allow a
    > database to control the contents of the photo box blanks (if you know what
    i
    > mean)
    > i am hoing to find that mayube i can buy DW cs3 + a plugin or 2 resulting
    in a
    > site that i can control myself
    > i don't even know if drop-down-menus work with DW
    > my question arose in the firsat place because a ddesigner had told me
    that DW
    > could not do anything like this, and suggested that i use his own coded
    site,
    > but i have been there before, not able to do what i wanted without
    repeated
    > payments
    > it made me feel like i was hostage to the system i had unwittingly agreed
    to
    > if i have missed the point of your suggestion, lease let me know
    >


     
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    Apr 4, 2007 5:31 AM   in reply to aaaashy
    Some of us are in the office - please put a warning on NSFW stuff in the
    future.

    You might look at Image Gallery Magic from Project Seven
    (www.projectseven.com). It's a DW extension that will serve you well.


    "aaaashy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > oh dear!
    > it looks like i am going to have to go with this guys own coding!
    > i had wanted a site that was somewhere between
    > < http://www.universaleverything.com/recent_activity/> but without all the
    > flash
    > content, and something like < http://mondino-update.net/index.php?page=1>
    > which
    > doesn't have ANY flash, no database, but is very quick and easy for
    > clients to
    > acctually go tho
    > can the latter be done in DW?
    >


     
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    Apr 4, 2007 6:54 AM   in reply to Newsgroup_User
    The modino-update.net link went to a page with a photo of a topless woman on
    the right-hand side.

    "aaaashy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > what is NSFW?
    >
    > peter


     
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    Apr 4, 2007 8:33 AM   in reply to Newsgroup_User
    On 04 Apr 2007 in macromedia.dreamweaver, aaaashy wrote:

    > and can i thus suppose that your `NSFW refers somehow to that?
    >
    > (still don't have a clue what it means btw)

    Not (Suitable|Safe) For Work

    http://www.google.com/search?q=nsfw

    --
    Joe Makowiec
    http://makowiec.net/
    Email: http://makowiec.net/contact.php
     
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    Apr 4, 2007 9:52 AM   in reply to aaaashy
    I wasn't offended. :)
    But some of us do work in regular office settings, and you never know who
    might be wandering in. A little (NSFW) next to a link will help us know
    when we should just wait until we get home.

    Don't sweat it. :)


    "aaaashy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > never heard that before
    >
    > i work alone at home,
    > never occurs that talking about websites on adobe's site could cause any
    > offence
    >
    > sorry
    >
    >


     
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