Hey guys, what would be the easiest way to go about putting in a search feature on a real estate site, like the ones you go on and it asks what’s your price range, bedrooms, etc... I would like to know the absolute easiest way this can be done, it doesn’t have to be fancy, and it just needs to work. Thanks in advance!
We normally build something in PHP / ASP and MySQL which takes a few minutes - obviously excluding site architecture and graphical presentation - but then we do a lot of real estate websites and have much of the code already developed.
It's difficult to say what the easiest route is without knowing your level of experience, what you are actually trying to achieve, the technologies you have available and whether you want to develop your own application or get a plug in script to do the job.
my host supports everything but asp and cold fusion im pretty sure, i never done database design before (spq) but i think i found something that may get the job done, its a remotly hosted cgi script thats pretty much nothing more than a classified ads script, users can add or delete items, in this case real estate to categories that i will list, then just edit the header and footer to show the website content. think this will work?
BTW: to answer your last inquare, it wouldnt bother me to use a 3rd party script.