As most of you already know, I have started a win32 tutorial website called From the Ground Up. I am planning on adding some tutorials to the site today, but was wondering what would be the best way to organize the tutorial system and was looking for some input from other people here.
There are a few ways i've thought of doing it:
#1) Have links to each tutorial statically coded in to the site
#2) Have an sql database of all of the tutorials which contains links to each of the pages.
#3) Builds off of #2, but has each tutorial physically IN the database, making it so you could possibly submit your own tutorials quite easily by typing them up and having them posted in to the queue, much like I handle the news system at this point.
Also, methods 2 and 3 have many advantages, including being able to search the posts and have specific keywords that apply to certain tutorials, whereas method 1 would require a lot of file handling and reading extra information that isn't needed.
So any input, any other methods would be great. I'm looking right now at method 2 as probably the best choice, as it would make it much less of a hassle for adding new links and things whenever I add a new tutorial.
-Thanks in advance for any input
PS- I'm also looking for someone who is good with art and webdesign to possibly draw up a better layout for the site? The design I have right now is incredibly basic and kind of boring (but that's how I am with webdesign, I can code it really nicely, it just won't look pretty to the end user, heh)
So if you want to see the current state of the site, check it out here: