I am interested in building a Content Management System of my own, from scratch.
I program in PHP and MySQL pretty well, but mostly just for E-commerce and dynamic content.
I have been using blogger and wordpress as blogging programs, and notice in the admin area that you have "widgets".
It gives you a visual idea of where different "modules" will appear on your pages, but also allows you to click and drag them to move them to different areas.
My question is, does anyone know of a book or website that explains how this click and drag and save the results into the css file works?
I am also interested in other tips that have to do with building this content management system all together.
I know "why would you build one when there are so many out there", but, I have several sites that I have built from scratch that are very similar in nature, but wouldn't have worked with any of the existing CMS systems, so, I wanted to build one of my own that actually fits these sites and port them into my system.
Thanks in advance for any help given.
I also would like further understanding of creating an "install". Notice the quotes, I understand it's not like compiling, but, I will need to be able to install from a configuration file, where they can configure their username and password, and everything and then "trigger" a MySql to create the propper tables and everything.