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    Hey guys, i've just got a new client who basically a devoted internet blogger.

    He wants me to re-design his site. (No issues here very clued up on HTML/CSS)

    My issue concerns what he wants from the project he's involved me in.

    He basically wants to be able to upload new content like plain text for a blog and perhaps images and videos however I am unsure how to do this.

    I am only really clued on site design, but I have general knowledge of client-side and server-side technologies such as JavaScript and PHP.

    Can anyone give me any tips on how to meet his requirements and provide the ability to add new content to his site?

    CMS is very rusty.

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    I'm a software engineering student so if you get stuck with HTML I can't help, but I've also done a few websites for people.

    If I were you, I would use a CMS(Content Management System) such as PHP-Fusion, Nuke Evo, Wordpress, Joomla! or something else. With a CMS, you have basically got an operating system for a website... All you need to do is install it, upload a template and add the modules the client requires. This will save you loads of time and effort and probably end up with more secure and efficient code as it's been tested.

    For Blogs, I would suggest Wordpress, but there are others and a quick google search will bring you up2speed.

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    look guys, if you want to move away from static pages you just have to move away from simple HTML/CSS, and need to embrace PHP, ASP or ASP.NET with added JavaScript / JQuery or even better, Ajax

    tbh i wouldn't know how to handle all the functionality you're after without PHP or ASP.NET because the beauty is that you don't have to re-invent the wheel, there's usually plenty of existing functionality that you just have to learn how to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    look guys, if you want to move away from static pages you just have to move away from simple HTML/CSS, and need to embrace PHP, ASP or ASP.NET with added JavaScript / JQuery or even better, Ajax
    100% correct. This is why I recommended using a cms. He can even write his own modules for the cms and "give back" to the community by making his module available to others.

    But everything aside... It's really all about what the client wants and what he/she is willing to pay.
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    Thank you both I've been given a generous deadline so I will look into those software recommendations, the idea of a template sounds very useful!

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