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What is necessary to create a fotolog, a dating site or a social network?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by ricaum, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. ricaum

    ricaum Registered Member

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    What kind of language should I learn? (I have the time and all material to learn)

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    How much It'll cost to outsource some expert to make that stuff for me?

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    Is it possible to get a "template" and then modify it?
     
  2. destroyerofworlds

    destroyerofworlds Newbie

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    To go with the flow you should learn PHP. It's the one language being mostly used.
    You won't even need to "learn how to program". Just get a wordpress install, or some kind of open source social network cms (like iSocial or whatever) and start modifying.

    In addition, as with everything online, you alse need to know HTML and CSS. The HTML and CSS is used for everything that is displayed in the browser. PHP takes care of the stuff behind the scene, server-side.

    No idea about outsourcing stuff.

    As for templates, there are plenty everywhere, including in the downloads area on this site. A template is usually just a bunch of .html, .css and .php-files and easily modified once you learn a bit about how the programming works.
     
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  3. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i would personally learn basic php/mysql however for a cost effective solution take a look at templateplazza.com and the comuna3 template for joomla they do pretty much most of the work for you with an out of the box solution using their quickstart installation

    just fyi anyone thinking of using pirated templates i checked some out the other day from a friend who had downloaded templates from different sources (all pirated) and every
    single one of them had some kinda of buried backdoor or some kind of exploit added to them so use at your own risk!

    hth
     
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    i would personally learn basic php/mysql however for a cost effective solution take a look at templateplazza.com and the comuna3 template for joomla they do pretty much most of the work for you with an out of the box solution using their quickstart installation - its a social networking themed template that uses joomla plus some other 3rd party components, you can easily adapt it into a dating site, i am going to be building a dating site with joomla shortly myself...

    just fyi anyone thinking of using pirated templates i checked some out the other day from a friend who had downloaded templates from different sources (all pirated) and every
    single one of them had some kinda of buried backdoor or some kind of exploit added to them so use at your own risk!

    hth
     
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  5. anime311

    anime311 Newbie

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    Just hypothetically speaking... how would one check for this?
     
  6. destroyerofworlds

    destroyerofworlds Newbie

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    Since the code will, in such cases, most often be obfuscated; looking at the source will probably be pointless.

    The only other option you have then is to start a packet sniffer on the computer running whatever service it is that is using the exploity themes, and have it running for a while trying to see if some strange connections occur.
     
  7. imhill

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    If you want it up in 10 minutes just go to ningDOTcom
    No language skills required and you can have a full social network with videos photos chat and much more. Even your members can create their own blogs. Check it out !