Yearbook picture style directory
June 16, 2014 7:05 AM   Subscribe

I want to make an online directory that allows me to simply post a large directory of listings featuring a photo, name, and short description (akin to how old year books looked, for example). Is there an easy was to do this that avoids databases?

I can handle css, some jquery, and html. I'd rather avoid databases and CMSs. If there was an easy way to make something like the yearbook page I linked to (or have the pictures and the text side by side), that would be ideal. Thanks.
posted by history is a weapon to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
This is pretty much a textbook case for a database. You could probably create something with using jquery to construct the page based a template for a single picture/text cell and json data in a flat file, but that's a database in all but name.
posted by Alterscape at 7:39 AM on June 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

XML + XSLT is one way to go at it.
posted by bfranklin at 7:41 AM on June 16, 2014

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