[thelist] online poll

Max Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Thu Nov 17 04:30:42 CST 2005

Mike wrote:
> I would like to set up a poll on my website. Preferably php-based. 
> Advanced poll http://www.proxy2.de/poll/index.php looks like a good 
> solution. Any other recommendations?

Considering your other recent posts, I suggest you look at digging into 
a CMS.  You'll find things like polls, forums and often wiki, rolled 
into one unified system.  Mambo/Joomla[0] is a popular option, 
Drupal/CivicSpace[1][2] is also quite popular (and it's what Evolt.org 
runs).  OpenSourceCMS[3] has an exhaustive listing of mostly-free open 
source options, and links to demos for a bunch of em.

The biggest hurdle with CMSs is the learning curve to get a grasp on how 
to make them do what you[r client] need[s].  In my experience the 
available online help for most open source CMS apps is inadequate. 
However there seems to be a crop of tutorial books on working with 'em 
popping up lately.  Search Amazon for "drupal" and you'll see what I 
mean.  (Drupal is an unusual search word, so you'll get pretty good 
results with the related books).

[0] http://www.mamboserver.com/
[1] http://www.drupal.org/
[2] http://www.civicspacelabs.com/
[3] http://www.opensourcecms.com/

Max Schwanekamp http://www.neptunewebworks.com/

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