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Please point me to the recent tutorials on building an administrative interface

Thread began 11/26/2013 7:43 pm by david_allen | Last modified 12/02/2013 4:29 pm by david_allen | 592 views | 4 replies |

david_allen

Please point me to the recent tutorials on building an administrative interface

I am building a web app (an API?) for a firm that sells weekly updates about its industry. Those updates are short snippets. Hence input of the snippets is parallel to an administrative interface. Need to get going on this tonight …

Sorry for the short fuse ...

Doubtless I will be back regarding the output side - which uses the snippets now in the database - shortly.

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Our eCommerce tutorial for creating a product catalog has a section on creating the product Admin and the product display pages:

http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/Create-a-product-catalog-eCommerce-Series

The same concepts will apply to your admin pages and display pages.

Though it sounds like what you are realy trying to do is create a CMS System. You may want to look into the Power CMS Builder available in Design Extender:
http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/Getting-Started-with-PowerCMS-Builder

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david_allen

Thanks so much, Jason, particularly for taking time near Thanksgiving. Yours pointed me to just what I needed. Now to see whether I can take full advantage. (And, if there is any other tutorial on such admin pages, of course I will also look - though you may have covered that waterfront already.)

I appreciated the suggestion of a CMS. In fact, that had been in my mind originally. Here is the quandary.

After our individual industry 'updates' are input to the db, clients will receive a weekly email, formatted in HTML, and via Constant Contact's machinery. Yes, there will also be a link back, for each individual industry 'update,' to an individual page on our (already existing, currently relatively static) site.

So there are, relatively speaking, limited requirements. Certainly, this is not a case of my client updating a set of static pages. Rather, in addition to producing the HTML for the email, we look to automated creation, on our site, of each of the individual industry update pages. To be newly created, day by day and week by week.

It was not clear to me whether and how a CMS might serve.

(Re my choice of category for this inquiry: Going forward, perhaps I should be a bit more discriminating as to which category my queries go. Though for now, will certainly continue this thread.)

Back here in the Boston area, we appreciate the Red Sox, in your 'photo'!

David

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Using Data Bridge, and the Data Assist wizard you can create the necessary pages to manage your database.

Using HTML Editor, you can create forms that will be used to set the body for email messages.

The products management tutorials I linked to should give you a starting place for creating these pages, if there are specific questions, please post them here.


RE: Sox photo - I'm a Cambridge native exilled in Maryland, the view from my bedroom window as a kid was of the Citgo sign across the river...

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david_allen

Thanks so much. Doubtless I will be back.

From the basement to the stars for the Sox this year, with the Citgo sign the sentimental anchor!

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