Okay I have a fairly broad question today. I am thinking of creating a new co-funding style website similar to Kickstarter. Now I am under the impression that this is based on some kind of MySQL database that holds all of the information and then uses code to pull the relevant parts.
As I am sure you can tell by now I don't really know where it's best to start with this - in terms of designing the site layout and implementing that I would be fine. How would you all approach creating a site like this? Would you use Ruby on rails, Perl etc?
Any information people can offer on how I can take a design and implement it with a secure datebase backend would be much appreciated.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Kickstarter is actually built using Ruby on Rails.
For me, as a PHP developer, would be more ideal and faster to create a similar site using PHP.
I would rather use a popular programming language with a large community, because if you get stuck, you can easily find answers on forums, or in case of hiring a dev. team, it's easier to switch them to another team if things doesn't work out. (believe me, it's quite common with real-world projects)
PM me if you'd like to discuss this further...