Making a Digg styled site

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by lindahl22, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. lindahl22 macrumors member

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    How can I make a digg styled site where users rate things up or down?? Would Freeway Pro be a good option and how would I start on this project?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    What are your current skill sets e.g, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, etc.? You're likely over your head if you're wondering if Freeway is an option.
     
  3. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    1. You need to learn a lot about websites before you can code something like Digg.

    2. I wouldn't consider competing with Digg unless you have something original in your mind that will make user choose your content over theirs.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Digg.com is years and years of work done by some fairly brilliant programmers. Quite frankly, I'd be surprised if you could mimic digg.com and their success.
     
  5. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Check out Pligg, an open source Content Management System. It uses PHP/MySQL and users can submit and vote on news articles, etc.
     
  6. lindahl22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, I'm a teenager, know a tiny bit of web development. I don't plan on taking over any of Diggs market share. I want a site where users can rate up or down stuff like new stories, it would start out local... Post thing, comment on it and rate it up or down...

    I own Freeway Express and Pro, and think I might not be able to do this idea... but I do love help if you got any... I want to create this so I own it, sorta, I want to admin it, not use something else...
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    So it sounds like you want to do some coding. That goes back to my questions. What do you know (your current skill set)? Freeway is really for designers and not developers. I don't believe it'll be able to do this kind of site. You will want to learn how to do things from a text editor. I do everything in BBEdit myself.

    What you're wanting is essentially a blog with the ability to comment and rate things. So start with creating a blog, either from scratch or from an existing web app, that's your choice. Then you can build upon it.
     

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