August 30, 2012 at 12:44 am #7854
So I think I finally want to buckle down and work on my site. But I’ve been so out of the web development side of things I am not sure where to begin. I would to try and build from scratch with minimal help from GUI based editors. I will be doing most of the work from the Mac. A friend of mine suggested emacs as the editor of choice, but he is a ruby nut so I am looking for other suggestions for editors.
Also I am looking to accomplish 2 major objectives…
1) main blog page
2) Photo Gallery
These are to start, not sure what else I may. Does anyone have any decent references on where to start? Looked around on the intarwebs but didn’t have exactly what I was looking for. The hosting platform is linux with MySQL databases (so I suppose LAMP).
Thanks for any assistance, also the i am hoping to get my coding skills up to speed by doing this. I like to learn by having some sort of tangible goal.
August 30, 2012 at 1:46 am #49497
August 30, 2012 at 2:10 am #49498
you rubyists are everywhere, well I suppose it will give me a reason to go to my friend’s ruby group on a more frequent basis 😀
August 30, 2012 at 2:56 am #49499dynamikParticipant
http://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Web-Development-Edition/dp/0672329166/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346295093&sr=8-1&keywords=php+mysql+web+development is probably the best single resource I’ve seen to get up to speed on web development.
I’d just go with WordPress if I were you. You can still get plenty of coding challenges if you create your own theme and customize it how you want.
August 30, 2012 at 8:49 am #49500Jamie.RParticipant
Yeh most people go for wordpress as it easy and quick to get profesionall site up and running.
August 31, 2012 at 12:57 am #49501DataDwarfParticipant
I ran my own server and ran wordpress for years, and I highly recommend both if you are planning on having a site that if going to get traffic or you are interested in learning.
For me though, I finally got sick of the all the admin time on keeping everything up to date on the server for a personal site that get next to no traffic and moved to google sites…
Yeah, I know what people are going to say, but I don’t have to keep doing sys/web admin stuff when I come home now.
August 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm #49502
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the input. Yeah DataDwarf, I hear ya. Right now it is just to get me back in the coding saddle and give me something to mess around with. I am sure at some point I will be bored with maintaining it, but for now I want to learn a bit more about locking a site down to better understand Web App Security principles. Sometimes it is more meaningful to actually do it than tell people how to do it. 😀
August 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm #49503dynamikParticipant
And when you inevitably introduce vulnerabilities, you may get to practice incident response. Win-win ;D
August 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm #49504
Already do in a not so hands on capacity, well not introduce the vulnerability, but handle the incident response. Unfortunately I am not the one who gets to make any changes, simply coordinate (oh how I love outsourced environments :p
At least I will be able to get my hands around my own stuff.
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