I've been developing PHP and MySQL-based sites for a little bit, nothing too fancy, but enough to be able to call up, update and delete records from a database and display the contents in an XHTML page.
Now, (against my wishes as I'm not the biggest Flash fan) I've been asked to develop a Flash-based CMS so that my client can edit at minimum text, add mp3s to a player and upload images to a photo gallery.
I understand there is a lot of work involved in creating database-driven Flash sites, but I've heard about updating XML files with file locations via PHP so that a site owner can do things like upload images and mp3s to designated directories with some simple HTML and PHP forms.
Then, I hope, Flash could read an XML file that has been updated through my PHP scripts and display any images and mp3s within the two directories in a flash movie container.
Possible? Fantasy? Or stupidly difficult to set up and worht outsourcing to an experienced programmer?
Any advice appreciated as I'm sure some of you have come across the problem of setting up Flash sites as CMSs before.