On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:55:47 +0100 L0ner sh4dou <sh4dou@...> wrote: > 2011/12/16 Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>: > > > > > > On 16 December 2011 11:27, E. Liddell <ejlddll@...> wrote: > >> > >> On Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:20:11 -0500 > >> Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...> wrote: > >> > >> > On 15 December 2011 19:45, L0ner sh4dou <sh4dou@...> wrote: > >> > > >> > > Not using databases is a big problem, since it practically constrains > >> > > you to use static pages. > >> > > > >> > Basically - why is is this so bad? > >> > >> Depends on what we're trying to achieve. Dynamic pages ease certain > >> types of collaboration and user-added content, but static pages are not > >> intrinsically evil and put less of a load on the server. > > > > > > Both can be good, If anything I'd do a bit of both. > > > > Simple php/html + a commenting system. > > > > here is a good example of very basic and yet has dynamic elements: > > http://incise.org/htpicker.html > > It uses disqus for the comments, for which I have mixed feelings. I'd > rather not relay on external services for parts of the website. I think Calvin was advocating the general concept, not the specific implementation. I'm sure we can find an open-source, locally-hostable comment system that requires only PHP, HTML4/XHTML1, and CSS<=2 (and if we can't, I'm sure I'm not the only one here capable of creating such a system if it turns out to be both useful and necessary).