out of curiosity
by PepperElf - Posted Mon February 13, 2012 @ 11:14 AM
has anyone here actually personally designed a message board, or sales-style website?
I'm talking about websites beyond your simple HTML "me" page, or a myspace profile. Something like PFB. Or ebay, or a message board where you have to have login data?
We had to do them in my advanced web design class. Believe me it is NOT as easy as it looks.
And you do it all yourself, no teams of coders just one person.
There's a lot of work involved. It's not just barfing some code on a page and calling it a website. It took a lot of effort just to make a simple message board where users could log in, edit their posts, search for posts, look for posts under topics etc, and log out.
Plus we had to include at least two complex codes - mine included figuring out how to jerry rig my page to have avatars show up. I ended up designing code that stripped the avatar file of all information and changing the file name to the name of the user only (no extension).
weird but hey it worked.
now imagine that on a big scale... say, writing code for an entire store where you have to tie in inventory data, credit card security, etc.
sure it's easy to just say "they're dumbos cos this didn't work well for me" but that's a bit of an overreaction.