Looking for pre-canned website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by savar, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. savar macrumors 68000

    savar

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    #1
    I'm looking for a "pre-canned" website...not a template, but an actual, complete website for some fictitious organization which I can use in a development environment for testing web applications that I'm developing. My model is to write applications which can be dropped into a client site and utilize their native look and feel, so I need something to test on.

    Anybody got an idea where I can get something like this? I'd like to get something with good XHTML, CSS, etc. that looks reasonably like a real website. Does something like this even exist?
     
  2. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

    ThunderLounge

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    #2
    Not sure how detailed you need it, but you could use wordpress to make a quick site, throw in some default content, and go from there.

    Worst case is you copy the source from each page generated, and turn it into a true static page.

    For testing, with all the themes available, it might be of benefit down the road and make theme changes for testing easier.

    Just a thought though, unless you're looking for a paid solution and don't have a couple hours to put into the setup.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If it's total "in house development" couldn't you just grab a mirror of an existing site and test with that? If it's not exposed to the outside world in any way, there aren't any copyright issues.

    Alternately, find some sites that are under the Creative Commons license and grab a mirror of those. Then you're free and clear.
     
  4. ddekker macrumors regular

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    #4
    search around hotscripts.com there are tons of canned projects there...

    DD
     

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