I would recommend Apache and gedit or notepad (Windows) a suitable browser
and a copy of "Heads Up HTML with CSS & XHTML" O'Reilly (36). Point the
browser to 127.0.0.1 and let them at it.
It's a fun book. He or she can do it at their own pace and they can get
results quickly and see what's under the bonnet of a website. They also
learn what a CMS does and it's limitations.
On Thu, January 31, 2008 1:07 pm, Rory Browne wrote:
> Sorry - forgot to CC ilug.
>> On Jan 31, 2008 1:07 PM, Rory Browne <rbmlist at gmail.com> 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.)
>>>> I'd use a portal package for this. PHPNuke, or Plone ( depending on
>> how nerdish we're talking about ) spring to mind.
>>>> It's years since i've investigated the CMS scene - maybe there's some
>> new tool that blew PHPNuke, or plone out of the water whilst I wasn't
>> looking, but for what you describe I certainly would be looking in
>> that area. A forum package might also suit your requirements.
>>>> It's not something I'd use a wiki for.
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