Setting up someone else to update a website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by ghking, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    #1
    hello
    my towns library is bugging me to make them a web site for them. I can make the site no problem, but the problem is that they have to be able to update the information on the site themselves. I would be making it in dreamweaver. What is the best way to set someone else up to be able to do this? usually i maintain the site myself so im not sure how to make it easy for some old librarian to do.

    thanks
     
  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    #2
    If Adobe Contribute weren't a piece of bug-ridden garbage, it would be perfect.

    Maybe make the page in Drupal?
     
  3. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

    SrWebDeveloper

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    #3
    You should look into free open source CMS's (Content Management Systems) which allow login environments with content control. You set it up, get the content started, train them how to access and add content. I'll leave it to others to make specific suggestions as to which one, but for general information, a comprehensive listing and online demo capabilities including admin access, visit:

    OpenSourceCMS.com

    DreamWeaver is merely a development tool and would require alot of work and time to make it do what these CMS's do. Not that it's impossible, I'm just saying maybe not my first choice for what you described in your requirements.

    -jim
     
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

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    The easy part will be documentation explaining how to update it. Wait until you start having to explain FTP. I'm glad I'm not in your shoes! Sorry, no help, I know...

    Take a look at http://allwebco-templates.com/ Yeah, you gotta pay for the templates, but they have excellent instructions and documentation in the code. Don't know if you can view that stuff without buying a template though.:eek:

    Open Source CMS is a great tool, but does have a little bit of a learning curve as well.
     

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