[thelist] Needs some advice on creating a members only area and...

lon.kraemer lwkraemer at directvinternet.com
Fri May 3 09:06:00 CDT 2002

It really depends on how secure they want this member area. I haven't used
UD4, but did play with Drumbeat years ago. Should be easy to set up a simple
membership database w/admin functions. A universal password wouldn't be
anymore efficient than a URI known only by the "members only".

As far as the pictures, just do it yourself. Aside from having to set up an
upload component (or teaching FTP), you'll end up having to educate the
admin about optimizing graphics for the web, plus establishing format,
naming and sizing validation. Ugh! Then... how are these added images going
to be placed on the site?

Lon Kraemer

> I need a little advice,
> I'm quoting a small web site for a non profit that could turn out to be
> rather expensive depending on how I do things. One of the requirements of
> the web site is a members only area that will include as far as I can
> just their newsletter.
> What is the best way to create a simple members only area?
> If I go the database route to include all member info and unique
> it's also going to need an admin page so they can update the database. If
> don't use a database, I can create a page with a universal password, but
> every time someone leaves the group, it would have to be changed.
> They also want to put pictures of something they want to sell on the site
> and have the ability to add more pictures to it if necessary. I don't
> they're looking for e-commerce.
> What's the alternative to me maintaining these pictures so they can add
> pictures when they need to?
> I'm working with Dreamweaver UD4
> Thanks in advance,
> Bob

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