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JavaScript website builder

by passat / February 22, 2004 7:11 PM PST

What's software is used to generate JavaScript based websites like CNET.com, ZDNet.com?
It's looks like some website builder program, generating ready pages/websites, by filling out form screens, and software will do all the code, no needs html or java to prepare a page.

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Re:JavaScript website builder
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2004 10:55 PM PST
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Re:Re:JavaScript website builder
by passat / February 23, 2004 12:36 AM PST

I am surprised, that you don't see JavaSript on this CNET.com, ZDNet.com websites. It's classic javasripts websites. The main advantage of such automatically prepared websites is that its genenerated automatically, so you dont need install server, nor database and MySQL

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Yes. Javascipt in the CLIENT!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 12:55 AM PST

You don't know what's in the backend.

"so you dont need install server, nor database and MySQL"

This would be a magical thing. Do you know of such a web site? Even Cnet (here, in this forum) has a database and server to handle user accounts. So what you write as Cnet being an example must be false.


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Re:Yes. Javascipt in the CLIENT!
by passat / February 23, 2004 1:37 AM PST

What I mean is just Website builder software, like this store builder for e-commerce: http://www.scsystem.com
His main feature is high flexibility: you dont need CGI, Java, or scripting skills. No server-side software is required. And it can be placed on any hosting service.

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And that takes us back to the begining.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 1:59 AM PST

Since you've found your solution and what you don't know is others can "corrupt" such a solution easily. This won't sustain any real-world application.

This solution still requires a server to host it, plus some means for the orders to get back to you. You will not be pleased if you try something odd like emailing orders on the users machines. How many times will you help users fix their MAILTO: issues?


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Re: cnet.com website is generated by website builder software
by passat / February 23, 2004 2:34 AM PST

I still found no the necessary solution. Of cource, it's impossible to avoid some problems in such solutions, but in general, its very convenient thing for peoples which want to start e-business fast on their website. As to cnet.com, zdnet.com, I am confident, such javascript websites is generated by website builder software, nobody code such the websites manually.

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Re:Re: cnet.com website is generated by website builder software
by Sovereign Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 6:00 AM PST

Well somebody had to code it some day, but I think they are using a "sort of" template. Like for example message boards, everybody just gets them, installs them and uses them. All you got to do in learn the interface. Is that what ur talking about?

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