Reservations Database

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  1. 0penCr8, Aug 15, 2012
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    0penCr8 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a website and I would like to be able to have people make reservations on my website. Like the Apple Genius bar or arclight. When someone takes a time or seat, it is no longer available. This would be really awesome. I am not really good with programming, but I am up for a challenge. Free is better, but I understand if it not free.

    Thanks, feel free to ask for more details.
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    What type of website so that we may point you towards some relative resources?

    Custom MVC, CMS, page-based php, html-css only?

    just us

    PS. Nothing is free, it will cost your time or someone else's time. The question is how much is your time worth?
     
  3. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    As the above posted said, its hard to help you out without knowing a bit more about your skill level. You said you're not a great programmer, so I'll assume you're not using a framework or any MVC architecture.

    If you're a beginner with PHP you may be able to do this, but likely you'll need help. But that's what we are for :)

    Have you ever worked with a database?
     
  4. 0penCr8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not know what MVC is. I am willing to spend as much time as it takes to learn how do to do this. I do not really know PHP. I do know that my server supports PHP and MySQL. I am not sure if it supports MVC or CMS.

    As for my skill level, it is a little embarrassing, I know HTML (a little) and I think I can learn PHP or CSS with help. I would rather not hire anybody else, and if I have to, could you make any recommendations? It would be great it I could learn so I can do it in the future.
    Thanks, I really appreciate it. Let me know if you have any further questions.
     
  5. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Well I think its great you're willing to learn. I wouldn't worry about MVC (model view controller) as that is something more advanced, and unnecessarily complicated at this stage.

    I would recommend brushing up on HTML, and then start learning some PHP. You will need to learn how to use a database to store information, and update a database.

    Start here and go through the basics of PHP. This wont take you long, but will give you a basic understanding. If you would like some hands-on help you can add me on Skype: CetanDesigns. I'm online everyday.

    It will take you awhile to figure this out, but since you're willing to learn, it will be a great experience. Best of luck
     
  6. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Online features aside, how good are you with the basics of a relational database? what do you need to store? (customers, appointments, and resources linked to appointments?)
     

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