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    I think i need php and mysql

    What i want to do is have a log in box. So a security check is needed.

    Next i want to create a calender where i can add events on specific days. Members should be able to click the dates to bring up a new page displaying the page info.

    Then have the option to say whether they are availible for the event or not. By making themselves availible they join a list under the event description comprising of people who can come.

    People should also be able to select something which says "not availible." This list would appear under the availible list.


    How difficult would this be to create. I have experience with html/css and i know the very basics of php.

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    It would be a big deal ...

    You might just want to subscribe to an online event system ...

    Like this:
    http://www.calendars.net/

    Set-up your own and give people the link (it's free).

    There are others out there too.


    Here's a Google Search:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=onlin...t+&btnG=Search



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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim
    It would be a big deal ...
    I was going to aqaint myself with php and how it interacts with mysql. When you say a big deal do you mean a lot of work or very complex. If its not too complex but is a lot of work then i would have a crack at it.

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    In that case, you might want to give it a shot.

    I think it would be both, complex and a lot of work ...

    but ...

    If you look at some existing PHP/MySQL scripts (by searching Google), you
    can get a "membership script", "events scheduling script", "calendar script" ...

    Get all of those together and take apart each one, using things as you see fit.

    They could be customized, and you could learn a lot just by seeing how it's done.

    I would start with the membership part and get it working with PHP/MySQL.
    Then, once a person is logged in, they would have a PHP SESSION initialized.
    You can then use that SESSION for any other scripts, or "member areas" ...
    that's where I would begin if I were you.

    Learning a programming language is always a good idea. You'll find it useful
    for many other things too.


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    ah cool thx, i plan to start it next week. Now i have a real nooby question.

    How much of this stuff do i have to make in html?

    take http://www.calendars.net/ and locate a test calender, now, the text is saved and displayed from the data base right? So i would have to make the calender interface in html and php/mysql would deal with the content?

    I just want to differenciate the server side stuff from the static side stuff so i have it clear in my mind.

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    This site (WDF) is a good example of what you'll be dealing with ...

    The PHP script actually creates the web pages, there really are no static pages.

    Even the main page (index.php) is a PHP script that executes commands, loads
    a template, and creates the HTML that is eventually sent to the visitor's browser.

    You'll probably need to create a style sheet (.css file) that every page displayed
    will use for formatting the layout. You can see one of the .css files that WDF
    uses: http://www.webdesignforums.net/wdf_css/framework.css

    It looks like they import a bunch of stuff ... again, it's all part of the PHP/MySQL
    scripting that generates all of these pages that you are now looking at.

    With just about any PHP/MySQL script (membership system, calendar, content
    management) ... it will come with templates that you customize for your own
    look and layout. Allowing it to meld with an existing site, or as a whole new
    website without any existing static pages.

    So to answer your question, you'll be dealing with 98% PHP and 2% HTML.

    Every webpage you do have, will have a file extension of ".php" instead of ".html".

    --hope that helps--



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