[thelist] [PHP] Classes to ease creating admin areas

Help Center Live - Mike mike at helpcenterlive.com
Sat Jan 1 06:05:27 CST 2005

Just a thought, how about you make a set of classes that does these 
things then distribute them. It will get you name out and therefore 
your client base should increase.


On 1 Jan 2005, at 09:26, Patrick Mineault wrote:

> I've been using PHP for a while now and am proficient at it. I've 
> recently started getting more and more contracts involving PHP and 
> been asked to do admin areas for things like updating news on a site 
> or keeping boring database stuff updated.
> I've done a few of these admin areas by hand, but that takes a while, 
> so I've gone the lazy way and tried Dreamweaver's server behaviours, 
> which tends to make it a bit shorter. The problem is that the DW stuff 
> is really aimed at the more simple stuff, and it doesn't scale well 
> for the kinds of things I tend to do these days, and I end up writing 
> a lot of code and it bores the heck out of me (is there anything more 
> boring than database administration ?)
> I'm searching for a set of classes that will make this stuff easier 
> for me, that could:
> - generate a master table with delete/update/create new links
> - create AND update a database item on the same page
> - generate a form from a few parameters
> - validate forms
> - work with my own layout and css
> - be easy to customize
> I don't want to go for full-blown content management systems or 
> anything, I mostly do Flash related stuff and niche products so I 
> guess there's no quick and dirty solution, but getting a heads up with 
> a few helper classes would be great.
> Thanks in advance for any pointers.
> Patrick Mineault
> www.5etdemi.com
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