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zdvdla
04-29-2007, 12:24 AM
I am looking for some advice on what the best/most efficient way to allow people to view/listen and up/download files on my website.
I have DW 2004 and testing CF MX 7. I'm thinking that building a web app is the way to go and simplify management of the files, but I am worried about the fact that the DB will only send/return data to CF. Can I then use that data in DW to find the correlating file name and download it? And tweak that to allow uploading too?
Any help or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks

davidj
04-29-2007, 10:18 AM
you need a basic primer of a scripting language

if its not to late would you consider PHP?

zdvdla
05-01-2007, 07:11 PM
When you say "primer" what exactly do you mean?
PHP is something I am interested in and wonder if you have any suggestions on a particular book or author.
Are you saying I must write that feature from scratch? Or find a mod and tweak it? Is there anything on the Exchange I could look for to get me started?
I am also looking into different CMSs and would really appreciate
any guidance in that area as well.
Thanks for taking time to help..

davidj
05-01-2007, 07:16 PM
first you would be better off learning PHP

start here as these will lay the foundations

http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/vtm/php-mysql-apache.php

regarding a CMS

cant go wrong with this...

http://www.joomla.org/

zdvdla
05-01-2007, 07:21 PM
thanks David...Ill check them out...
thanks again for the quick reply..