I design websites using Dreamweaver MX (PHP-MySQL server) and
have intermediate experience. I have a new client in the plant
nursery business for whom I am updating (redoing) a website. He
wants to be able to perform a monthly update on his available
products list. On his old site, he is presently using a table that
is laboriously updated once-a-month using Netscape Navigator. I
need assistance in finding a better way to allow him to update this
information. A friend suggested using a form. The client wondered
if he can use an Excel spreadsheet that he prints into a .pdf file
for monthly uploading. He wants the product list to appear in table
or spreadsheet form on the webpage and also wants a link to a
printable .pdf form of the same document.
He also wants a "Plant of the Month" photo in the bottom,
right-hand corner of his home page that he can update on a monthly
basis. Any ideas on how to accomplish this as well?
I suggest installing a dowload manager.
Most of them have a file area that allows users to dowload
files and a login area for your client to upload files.
Have you suggested webstie maintenance services. Otherwise
you could make the image dynamic and allow him to update from a
script you would have to write.
If you don' want to go through he hassle for one image, maybe
you could suggest he place a image of a plant with maybe some text
on how to care for it like a plant tip limited to about 2-3
sentences. Have him submit 5 tips make all the plants and text an
comes to the home page.