[thelist] clients updating their sites, best way to do it?

Lisa Frost lisa at koolfish.com
Thu Mar 22 09:55:13 CST 2001

Please could someone give me some advice on the easiest option to go with. I
know that from this list there are always various options to take to solve a
problem, asp, php. etc but being a total meathead when it comes to
programming when I read the answers I often am left feeling more confused
than I originally was.
The situation, I have to speak to a client next week and I have a feeling
that they are going to ask for one of their site sections to be able to be
updated by themselves. I am guessing that they want to be able to upload
either pdfs, excel spread sheets and word documents. I want to know what I
am talking about when I explain to them their options for doing this.
Can something be set up by a non-programmer like myself to handle this?
If I need to hire someone to do this part of the website what should I be
asking a programmer to do?
In the past I have always handled updates by getting the client to send me
the docs and I upload them myself. Most of my work is small sites. This
client though is a financial firm in New York and I think they would rather
do it themselves and anyway its a chance to learn something new.
Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

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