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Thread: intranet how?

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    Hi, I'm working for a company and they want me to design an intranet. I'm quite competent at creating websites and am eager to learn how to create 'dynamic' websites. What software would I use?

    I use dreamweaver at home, could I use this and read up about asp.net to create database functionality to create a people search for employees etc...

    We use a windows server that does not support PHP or MySQL i think.

    Any suggestions?

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    Visual Studio is the tool of choice for ASP.NET. I don't really like the code that you get, so I'd stay away from the visual side of things, but aside from that it's a wonderful tool. I guess you could really use anything though, it's just a matter of figuring out how to set it up. So yeah, you could use Dreamweaver. It just makes more sense to use the tool that's made for a specific task/language, i.e. Visual Studio.

    I'm sure you know this, but I'll reiterate: the software doesn't matter, it's the end result. There's not one piece of software that'll give you a better web site if you don't know the language to begin with. So just a disclaimer, before you go buy a $1000 piece of software, learn up on the language a lot. You can also try the Express versions to begin with. They're nice and free.

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    I don't know what kind of roles your company is looking for it's intranet to fill but in many cases you can simply download a pre-built system for free like drupal or but an inexpensive highly modifiable proprietary system like IPB/Vbulletin and use that to build the intranet site quickly and easily.

    Noting that you don't have access to a SQL server you should consider downloading and using the Windows version of MySQL since its free and excellent software.

    http://www.mysql.org/downloads/mysql/5.0.html

    It will work on many different versions of Windows so if your companies server is 7 years old or newer it shouldn't have any problem.


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