I am new to the forums on Sitepoint but thus far I have found some very intelligent posts and talented people on this forum. As a result I think that this forum is a great place for me to look for some talent in developing a content management system (CMS) for a developers forum that I am working on. I have yet to start the project but I am looking to get it started in the very near future.
Here is what I am wanting to accomplish with this management system:
1.There needs to be a forum that registered users can access and read and post messages. This should be simple due to the amount of forums that have been built using PHP and MySQL. I have some thoughts about how the forums should work and what they need to be capable of doing.
a.The forums should allow users to post code examples that use the standard color coding techniques and this needs to be automatic and should follow the language that the code is written for i.e. HTML, PHP, VBScript, Javscript, ect.
b.The forums should allow users to post screen shots so that they can show what is going on. These screen shots should autoscale down for the forum post and clicking the scaled version should result in the full size version being viewable in a new window. Simular to thumbnailing.
c. There are other features that I am looking at doing as well in this but those are the main features that I need to start with.
2. Registered users should be able to post tutorials that are able to have animation show code examples in the proper coding format and color format.
a. The animations should ba able to be in any format and then be automatically reformatted into flash
b.The color coding of the code should be automatic.
c. users should be able to tab indent instead of the table movving to the next field.
This is a good start and other items will be added as the project grows. This will be an opensource project and will be made available as such upon completion.
If you are interested then contact me through these forums and I will be happy to discuss this project in more detail with you.