[thelist] Web Based Employee Directory

Scott Harman scott at harman.tv
Tue Sep 14 14:43:02 CDT 2004

Personally - I'd stay away from static html -= it's really not that
difficult to set up a little mysql db on a box sitting around in the
In that respect, it's pretty quick and easy to knock up a dynamic site
in php/asp or whatever you fancy.
You'll spend far less time doing it this way, than you would otherwise
As PHP renders everything out to HTML anyway (and it's up to you to make
it compliant and accessible regardless) it's much of a muchness.
I've just whacked together a pretty simple generic csv file import
script for handling exactly that - where a csv file contains pretty much
the information you've described - instead of job title and job
description, it's just an FK for the table which deals with that.

Let me know, and I'll post my script (which isn't particularly elegant
or clever - but it works quite nicely)

I personally think it's just too labor intensive regardless of company

My 2p.


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Chase
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Subject: [thelist] Web Based Employee Directory

Hi List! My apologies to those who are reading this on both lists that
I've posted to - evolt and webdesign-l.

I'm lacking inspiration today and need to create an employee directory
for my company. I can't seem to find anything very elegant in my

Here's the criteria:

- 25-30 employees
- I don't have access to a database. Everything must be static HTML
- Accessibility is very important
- JavaScript is the only programming option
- Fields: First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Job Description, E-mail
Address, Telephone Number
- The e-mail address must be a link which populates an e-mail form (I
really don't like using "mailto" I guess this means using

Does anyone have any suggestions, advice or links to inspiring work of
this nature?

TIA and maximum respect,

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