[thelist] online poll

Mike designbase10 at shaw.ca
Thu Nov 17 14:46:11 CST 2005

Thanks Max for suggesting this.

Have you heard of Typo3? What do you think?
The use of a CMS is an excellent suggestion however I only have 2 weeks 
or less to have this working and I don't think that would give me enough 
time to learn and install and demonstrate to my client. Or maybe it 
would - what do you think? I prefer to use a PHP system, however, I 
don't have php experience but maybe I don't need php experience to set 
up a CMS. Do you think it is possible for me to learn and set up those 
components (wiki, forum and poll system) of Typo3 in about 8 working 
days? I have a strong background in html and CSS (and some flash) and am 
confident in learning anything new.

Or should I just stick to installing these components separately:

advanced poll (http://www.proxy2.de/poll/index.php)

Thanks Max,


PS Thanks for the links!

Max Schwanekamp wrote:
> 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/


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