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    I am starting a new PC game review site, and from my reasearch, I think ASP would be the best thing to use. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how difficult it would be to set this up. I have no ASP experience, but plenty of time to learn it.

    For each game, I want a "index page" that would contain all the basic info about it (publisher, sys reqs, MSRP etc). ALso on this page would be links (internal) to strategies, previews, fan sites, previews, and to "Our Review" (by our staff). I also want to allow visitors to submit their own reviews that follow a specific format by filling out forms.

    I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how much skill this would take and where I can find some good ASP tutorials/examples.

    Thanks

    -- Pazul

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    The cooding skills required to do what you have described would not be a problem for you if you are willing to set a side a few days.

    I usually make a page in Dreamweaver which look like the final result I want (with dummy values). I then open the HTML in a text editor and convert it all to server side scripting.

    The database intergration with ASP is not difficult once you get a hang of it, but there are a few other issues that could take you a while to nail.

    When you begin receiving input from users and posting it directly to your site via a database, you have to check for correct input, HTML codes, illigal chars, etc. etc, so it might take you a while to get your code to be robust. However, the 4guys site listed below have a few articles that deal with just that.

    For good resources on ASP, I like: http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/ http://www.haneng.com/

    Also, asp101 has a huge link section to other asp related sites. http://www.asp101.com/

    Hope this helps... Also when you are sitting in the middle of the night cursing loudly because some &$!!*#% SQL statement with 30 terms is not behaving, just remember, when it all works out it is worth it.

    Christian

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I hope this will keep the cursing to a minimum.


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