I don't even know where to begin.
September 3, 2012 7:04 PM Subscribe
I have a really good idea for an online...website thing. Involving user submission. I don't know anything about programming or what-all. Help me figure out what tools I need to create this!
posted by threeants to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the structure of what I want to create, with completely made-up substance (i.e., the real website has nothing to do with naming pets).
the website: Name My Pet!
User describes his/her pet. Other users respond with what he/she should name said pet.
...and that's it. Simple enough, right? Maybe there could be bells and whistles like AskMe's "best answer" function, but all that would be icing on the cake. I realize this could theoretically be accomplished with a forum, but I want this to be much simpler, more elegant (think very minimal), and with an emphasis on individual threads/"entries" rather than any overarching community. Maybe people could even respond as guests without registering.
How can I create this? I'll learn a simple language if necessary. It would be cool if there was something free and off-the-rack that I could just customize, though. I'm generally web-savvy as a user but know literally almost nothing about creating web services and such and lack even the proper language for talking about such (check out the tags for this question if you want a good yuk).
Help me not-name your not-pet. Thanks!!