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Codin’ for the Web: A Designer’s Guide to Developing Dynamic Web Sites by Charles Wyke-Smith

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Chapter 4. Content Management

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CREATE A SIMPLE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO MANAGE A LIST OF LINKS AND ASSOCIATED DATA

In this chapter, we look at how middleware and a database can help you manage the content on your site. One of the key functions of a content management system, or CMS, is to separate the content from the code so that nontechnical members of the site team can add content without touching the code. Some sites allow visitors to add content as well as view it—Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.com), for example—but in our case, we will assume that visitors will see only the content in its published form, and that only the site’s administrators ...

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