Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Looking for a PHP, XML Database geek
Something you said the other day made me think of Dress A Day.
I can't remember what it was now.
But try checking with her and see if she can offer any suggestions.
Sorry I can't remember what it was but at that moment it made real sense to me !
---- Tara Maginnis <thecostumersmanifesto@...> wrote:
> I haven't updated the Manifesto site lately, because I've been trying
> in vain to completely re-do it. I've taken classes in Dreamweaver,
> I've read books on CSS, and I'm still, nine months in, getting
> nowhere. I need to (cheaply) hire a geek, preferably one in the SF
> bay area, to help me set this up and teach me the basics of what I
> need to do. In order to find one and communicate what I want, I've
> spent the last week on making a detailed plan for the new site, which
> is in the files section of this list under the name
> In brief, what I hope to do:
> I am looking to make an improved wiki based version of the manifesto
> that will:
> Have an incredibly pared down look similar to Wordpress or
> Google, but plainer, something close to my visual ideal can be seen
> on http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/NewsPaperSkin
> allow Manifesto fans to directly edit, add to, and update
> most pages
> allow them (and me) to post "individual essay" pages that
> can't be altered by everyone, but which have room for additional
> comments from fans,
> add their own portfolio pages within a simplified format,
> with sub pages devoted to the designs of particular shows, only
> editable by themselves or site editors
> add blog pages, discussion listservs, photos and online books
> include on the edges of all pages an auto feed of outside
> components, including Adsense, Google Search, BabelFish, eBay ads,
> and Amazon links to help users quickly find supplies, books, site
> information, etc.
> functional layout similar to IMDB and Wikipedia
> do this with css so that changes or updates to the format
> are site-wide and simple
> My problem is that I have built my old site in FrontPage, with which
> I am quite familiar, and have a very limited knowledge of
> Dreamweaver. I don't even know what the letters PHP and XML stand
> for, but I know I need them to do the above things. I need a person
> who can do PHP and Database stuff to help me set this up, so I can
> migrate my site a page at a time into this format using Dreamweaver.
> With the idea of finding someone who can do this, and teach me how to
> keep it going for a reasonable fee I thought I would make up a basic
> site map, sample page layouts, and other info into a package to show
> to people who might be able to help me.
> If you are such a person, please read the ManifestoSiteMap.docx and
> respond to me either directly or on the list.