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hi there im very new at web site building and have built a few basic sites over the last year with the help of a couple of online html tutorials and dreamweaver.
im at a stage where i feel i can build a site that seems to look and run ok although im not that confident and deffinatly no proffesional.
my question is i want to build a site for a friend of mine and he wants a news page he can update himself weekly.
will he need to get a copy of dreamweaver and an ftp program to do this or is there another way to do it, eg php.
the problem is im struggling to build a basic site so how will i learn php, any good basic tutorials worth looking at or is there another way round this.

these are the sites i have built and would build a similar site to mckillsurfboards for my mate who wants the news page.
thanks in advance rob

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Why not try to use an existing CMS for this? That way they can update their content and you don't have to learn PHP to accomplish this?

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If you know other web programming languages, then no, you don't have to learn PHP to do this. This simple "update" script can take a lot of time to do, but you can find ones already written online. (Tom Carlson used a "Guestbook" script for years on the Obsolete Computer Museum Helpline. You could use a blog script if you wanted.)

As for FTP programs, almost every platform (including Windows, OS X, and Linux) includes a FTP program. The commands are basically the same for each one, and there's a tutorial for the Windows one here: http://www.uncreativelabs.net/howtos/ftp.htm (This is a plug, I wrote it.)

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