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    How to build content management for cartoon site?

    I'm an editorial cartoonist, and I want to build a dynamic system to manage my site. The only things, really, that would be delivered by the management system to the html pages would be my cartoon JPEG files and index.html page content.

    Specifically, I want to be able to have a hidden form on my website that allows me to upload a cartoon file and it's date, caption, and keywords. Once that file is loaded, if anyone goes to view the most recent cartoon, that file will be delivered in the proper html format. Also, I'm looking for the ability to implement a cartoon archive search based on keywords associated with cartoons. My host does not support Cold Fusion, so it would have to be with PHP of ASP.

    If anyone has any advice or is willing to help, please respond. Thanks!

    If you want to see my site, it's www.beelertoons.com. You can see how rudimentary a setup I have now.

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    hey, those are really good!!!

    tip: don't store your images in the database, just let the browser upload them to the web server using the normal <input type="file" /> mechanism

    you'll need one table for the image descriptions and attributes, and perhaps a couple more if you wanted multiple keywords

    a straightforward design, there oughta be dozens of open-source scripts you could use, none of which i know about

    i just wanted to say the cartoons themselves were really good


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    I wasn't planning on storing them in the database. A further plan for the site would be to have the JPGs be available in TIFF format for subscribers who want to publish the 'toons. Therefore, I'd have to have two different folders for both file types.

    I know the concepts behind some of these things, but really have no idea about the nitty gritty aspects of the programming. I know HTML and XML and that's all.

    How labor intensive would it be in doing what I want done? How much might it cost?

    Also, thanks for the comments on the cartoons!


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