I apologize if this has been discussed at length but the search function seems to keep timing out for me.
I had planned on learning sql and the php forms that interact with it and then build an application from scratch, but it turns out my time period I have available to create this has become very small, so I'm going to need some automated help.
What I need is an application that can create:
1 - public search page, and results page
2 - login and password protected data entry page
3 - ability to select images on a local drive and then upload them to a storage folder plus have the remote path be entered into the database, ie I want to be able to add photos to my database entries.
4 - the resulting forms have to be straight forward enough that someone who is not that computer savvy can do searches, enter data, or upload photos.
I think that's it? So what is the best package (free is better, but I'll take 'cheap' if it's amazing)? Or is all of this such childs play that I should just write it myself?
Moved to the php forum where this should get some more love.
You should probably learn how to design and build web applications before using code generators, but a better place to start would be a pre-built script that fits your requirements. Which are a bit loose-you might want to elaborate some more and some folks can probably point you in the right direction.