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    Best way to develop a big site?

    I have somebody who wants me to develop a web-site for competitive shooting enthusiasts.

    The site is to have forums, galleries, news, polls, and a lot of information. The information is stuff like: locations of different clubs, schedules and locations of matches. The information may change fairly frequently. Once a week maybe.

    I was going to develop the site with joomla. But, although it would be more work, I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off going with something like django. I'm not really happy with what I've seen of joomla's ability to do a lot of database work. I am not that great with joomla, and I might be missing something.

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    You're probably going to want to go with a custom-built content management system then. You don't have to build EVERYTHING in the CMS by hand, just the major components. If you can use a pre-existing script (like a forum, such as vBulletin or SMF) and "bridge" it with your CMS, then so much the better.

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    I have also thought about using Joomla, but writing my own modules with CakePHP. There is a project called "Jake" which is supposed to facilitate the integration of CakePHP with Joomla.

    http://dev.sypad.com/projects/jake/

    Doing that, in theory, would allow me to use Joomla, and all the Joomla extensions.


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