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    Database Software for Idiots??? - point & click & done

    Hi, um, I'm not even sure what my question is, I hope this makes sense....

    What I am looking for is some sort of software that will allow me to basically point and click and create a database and output web pages, using for example MySQL/PHP.

    I mean something that requires next to zero programming and thinking

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    next to zero programming and thinking?

    you want a content management system

    see this other thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouT
    Hi, um, I'm not even sure what my question is, I hope this makes sense....

    What I am looking for is some sort of software that will allow me to basically point and click and create a database and output web pages, using for example MySQL/PHP.

    I mean something that requires next to zero programming and thinking
    You could always...you know...hire somebody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    You could always...you know...hire somebody.
    This is true, wiseguy. But I do want to learn how this stuff works. I just do things backwards. First I need the finished product, and then I can take it apart and learn how it works.


    I want to create a "typical" comunity site where people can register and the database tracks their preferences, and other features, etc. I just don't have a clue how to put a database together. Or how to display results. I don't think a CMS would work for this would it?

    I found a couple sites that supposedly do what I'm looking for, but they didn't exactly inspire confidence.

    I tried using PHPMyAdmin but my brain froze quickly.

    There's gotta be something like this out there right?

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    yes, a cms would work for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouT
    This is true, wiseguy. But I do want to learn how this stuff works. I just do things backwards. First I need the finished product, and then I can take it apart and learn how it works.
    In that case, then just look at the code of some open source projects. For example, phpBB is a full community in a nice shiny zip file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouT
    I mean something that requires next to zero programming and thinking
    Surely if you add 'automated' to this you could take over the world???

    Quote Originally Posted by LouT
    But I do want to learn how this stuff works. I just do things backwards. First I need the finished product, and then I can take it apart and learn how it works.
    This is fine but if you have no experience with databases and server side code this might confuse you avan more than reading about database dev, coz the database may well be complicated and have a lot of elements that your not interested in for your project. Just a consideration



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