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Best CMS for a 6 year-old?
Yes, for three 6 year old children.
fischermx




msg:3767600
 4:58 am on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well, my kids want to start a website, yes, they see me in the computer everyday and know what I do, so they want to start right now.
I already have registered their names with a domain name, thank god they were available.
This is for my 3 kids, which are 6 year old... each. Yes, triplets.
They already know how to type in the computer and use it since they were 3 year old. They have more ability to use the mouse that many adults I know. Of course, it is because the games.

Well, to make this history short, I was thinking about setting up word press, and just let them have fun with it...
But I also know this website weebly that allow you to create websites on the fly. Like if you were creating in a wysiwig editor.
Also, I think wordpress would be too rigid to really "have fun" with.

What do you think ? :)

I'm sure there must be kids this age somewhere doing their first steps on the web already.

 

StoutFiles




msg:3789836
 7:06 pm on Nov 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well tell me you're at least going to put AdSense ads on there so he gets some extra allowance

I wouldn't risk your Adsense account.

smatts9




msg:3790533
 3:37 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you are worried about them messing the site up you can use wordpress or other blog setups and give them an account with limited access so they are only able to post.

pherzt




msg:3826710
 3:31 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hello, I personally started the whole website design when I was 8, and now I am 18, and way ahead of anyone I know. But personally I believe you should start them off with html, or something similiar, what really got me going was how you could customize your page i got heavy into css and then i craved more learned html then convinced my parents to buy me hosting, learned php and mysql, and just kept going. I'm sure it would be quite similiar for your kids since im not quite a completely different generation.

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ergophobe




msg:3827197
 4:43 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks pherzt and welcome to WebmasterWorld! Since you're new here, you might want to check out the Welcome to WebmasterWorld! [webmasterworld.com] thread - lots of info there on forum features, links to some of the most classic threads, general orientation, and general policies. Enjoy!

I think it depends on what they're after to be honest. Some kids want to write. Prose. Some kids want to code. I know a kid who started in on trying to optimize algos to find prime numbers when he was 11. To him, it was the technical aspect that appealed. But I know another kid who started writing plays when she was 10. To her, it's the writing and communication that appealed.

So in the first case, having a blog might be an excuse to play with HTML and learn web development. In the second case, the technical aspects are just an obstacle to getting things done. These kids are both roughly your generation (one is 14 now and the other is 24). But as with all generations, different strokes for different folks.

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