Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a simple application (Linux or Windows)
> which a nerdish child could use for creating material for a web-site?
> (I think the plan is to put a newsletter of some kind on the web.)
Need Apache, Pearl, PEAR, MySQL.
Allows people without any sw to edit.
You can make it readonly for everyone except the editor
Example sites done with it that are NOT used web 2.0 style (the great
unwashed can only look):
If you are seriously into fiddling you can create your own theme instead
of using one of the many supplied skins.
The UL CU is running one on UL's Skynet, but I don't know the URL and
after 2 weeks they haven't figured how to get their domain name pointed
At the other end of the scale vi & ftp :-)
I've used WYSIWG web editors (NOT Frontpage arrgg) inc the one in
Netscape. But if it is just casual and someone else might need to take
it over then a Wiki package is way to go. MediaWiki while used by
Wikipedia is very sparse on features. Tikiwiki is reasonably stable and
has loads of stuff you can turn on /off.
I tried running it on IIS & SQL2000. :( Painful. It does work "out of
the box" on most Linux shared hosts (from about €30 a year) that have
Apache/MySQL, and of course if you stick MySQL and Apache on Win2000
server AS WELL as the IIS and MS SQL (needed for MS SUS, unless you
figure a way to update loads of Windows Workstations using WUS running
with Apache & MYSQL?) it works as long as you change the default ports.
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