ANY suggestions welcome.
I am developing a site to supply tutorials on a specific program. I have a design I am happy with, and I now need to start formatting the content.
This is where things start to fall down, how to do it! I have been devouring books, magazines, and web sites and with so many options I just donít know which way to jump!
Hereís my situation.
I can run ASP with MS Access on my server (but not MySQL)
I would not consider myself a programmer or scripter
I do not have 8 hours a day I can devote to the site
It is my intention that the site will (in time) grow to include tutorials for other programs
I would like to look professional ďunder the hoodĒ even though Iím not. Although the site is not directly aimed at web builders, it is likely that a few will stop by. It would be very nice if they didnít see a dog breakfast when they view source and even better if it was actually quite good code.
The program I am writing tutorials for is available in Windows, Mac and Linux flavours so I will (I hope) be getting hits from browsers on all those OSís
I would like to make file downloads available.
So, as far as I can see it these are my options;
1. Just html, and save each tutorial as a separate page and keep updating the links, most recent articles etc by hand.
2. Save each tutorial as html but store the links in a database and use asp to include the requested file.
3. Save the text of the tutorial in an access database and create the page dynamically when requested.
4. Store the tutorials as xml and create the pages dynamically when requested
I donít actually know how to do the last two but if thatís the way to go so be it.
Your suggestions on which way to start developing would be much appreciated. And if you have a better way of doing it please let me know