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masochism.
« on: October 25, 2009, 12:01:58 AM »
SO I'm once again considering writing my own CMS/forums... what is wrong with me?

I just want my blog and my webcomics to be managed separately, and I want users across those and my forums to be synced, and I want new posts to the blog or comic pages to generate new threads on the forum....

The thing is, FPM uses a program I wrote that I call Galactibase. It isn't complete (it lacks a forum plug in and/or comments), but it manages and displays the comic in the only way I've found acceptable. I want to add in a couple features, like displaying 5, and I want to fix up the database (i'm using more tables than I need to).

So.. I'm thinking I'll build on that. It really only took me a week.

Anyone want a PHP/MySQL project and like to work hard?

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 12:25:41 AM »
Lol.. ever look at Expression Engine?

I would offer to help if I wasn't already working on three separate web pages... :/
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 02:18:01 AM »
EE doesn't have a forum with it, at least, not in the free version.

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 03:54:21 AM »
True...  If you start writing one, let me know. I'll probably have time after nanowrimo.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2009, 01:11:22 PM »
i've actually started writing specs. I'm pretty sure I don't want to write a forum, so I'm going to start with simple machines forum and use their user table to base things off of.
I want to put down EVERYTHING I"LL EVER WANT before I write any code though, so I don't have to rewrite anything.

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009, 04:04:56 PM »
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I want to put down EVERYTHING I"LL EVER WANT before I write any code though, so I don't have to rewrite anything.

LOL. Good luck with that one. ;D

I'ver never written a database-driven web app that didn't require at least one late-phase DB change. It's annoying; I mean, why couldn't I just be perfect the first time amirite? Sadly, such is life in coding.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009, 05:27:20 PM »
“The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was”. Walt West

yeah, we'll see. I've got a lot down, and it seems to my I have forgotten something that I had in mind.

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009, 05:28:23 PM »
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAand it just occurred to me that I should probably have a photo gallery feature in there too... Maybe I'l ljust go back to bed.

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 04:55:41 AM »
Just pay for EE.  it does forums and photo galleries.  (It's what I use to run stridera.com, although, I don't have the forum feature enabled.)
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 01:22:53 PM »
but I'm
a) unemployed
and b) cheap.

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009, 01:26:38 PM »
woah
I checked pricing. $100? Wow. plus $50 more for *forums*? It'd be easier to use Xoops than it would to spend 150 for software that I can never use for a profit making site. That's insane.

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2009, 06:54:00 PM »
ok ok, both very valid points.  I would say I feel your pain but... um.. I have a friend there and so I didn't have to pay for my copy.  *whistles innocently*

So, yea... when are you going to put up your wishlist of features?  (And when do I get to see how quickly I can hack it? :)
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2009, 07:16:41 PM »
lol, so you can empathize with my plight, but don't feel it :D

more power to you, if you can get stuff for free. Getting kit for free is what TWG is founded on.

I've not solidified my list yet, but I've started looking for the easiest solutions. I don't relish the idea of interpreting Gallery and WordPress and SMF so that I can bridge them seamlessly, but once I've figured them out, it'd probably go faster than building on just one and building the rest. Xoops would be a good option, if there was any sort of comunity doing anything with it but redsigning the xoops site. The last xoops-wordpress bridge was written like, 3 years ago. There is no Xoops-SMF bridge, but it looks like they do have a recent forum plugin from more recently. Their gallery plugins leave either much to be desired or are of ancient date. And I don't really want to write a comic plugin from scratch for Xoops. So much potential, so little delivery. (They claimed a couple years to be rewriting from scratch to create "XoopSphere, but that seems dead like everything elses.

90% of developers working on WordPress are worried only about advertising revenue and SEO. While those are big issues, it doesn't contribute much to a complete site.

Developers at SMF seem more diverse of interest but don't want to work on anything but the forums

I haven't met any Gallery developers.

Maybe I should poke Jordo and we can develop one and sell it.

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2009, 07:21:16 PM »
If you're going to create an image gallery, check out shadowbox (http://shadowbox-js.com/)  It'll cut down front-end devel time and provide a sharp looking system.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2009, 07:41:24 PM »
ah, yes, that looks like it will be VERY helpful. Thank you muchly!