At it's core, websites are made up of 2 parts: the content (including text and images) and the layout. To edit content on flat, non-dynamic sites clients would have access to all the code of the page. Forget to close a single div tag and everything could break.
Content management systems separate content and layouts by using databases and templates. The content - editable via a backend admin site - is saved in a database. The layout - with all the html and php code - builds the pages based on the design and pulls in the content.
Users register to create a personal task (called a “whatever”) to raise money for youth homelessness.View Case Study
Updated: Check out this new design!
Pulling data from CMS Made Simple's Company Directory module I made a super sweet store locator using Google Maps.
I'm really happy with how this site turned out! The contest pages were hand coded and it was nice to see my regular login code pass strict security testing. The image gallery and thumbnail previews come from cmsms.
It's been a while since I had an ExpressionEngine project and the new ee2 is fun (says the nerd in me).
Between the global site, 5 regional sites (2 of which are bilingual) and user registration this is probably one of the biggest sites I've worked on. According to Google Analytics there were over 200 hits the first day.
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