| 2:24 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
| 2:42 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I'd link back to the news stories themselves rather than to your homepage. Your current setup means an extra click to the content and instinct says get rid of it.
As for dealing with the dynamic stories and the static pages I'd write the static documents immediately as well as keep them in the db. Once thier 15 minutes are up - trash them from the db and leave the static pages. Use the static pages for your news feeds.
| 3:13 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
thanks for the input.
i would love to be able to generate static pages on request but i didnt write the db (im just getting started with php/mysql). the static pages are generated via a cron running every night.
im gonna try to get the feed to show a stories from the past few days, 3 at a time at random and link them back to static pages.
| 3:19 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Switch to XML/RSS datafeeds. Much better.
| 3:27 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
> Switch to XML/RSS datafeeds. Much better.
any pointers to good links for how to get started?
| 3:36 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
There's plenty of info out there but these should give you a good starting point:
| 3:40 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
thanks very much.
i think im going to need some coffee....:)
| 3:47 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
It's not as hard as it seems though XML - when considered in it's entirety - is a rather large animal and can be intimidating. Just stick to the RSS vein and you should master that portion relatively quickly. You will, of course, need to work with XML but it shouldn't be too bad. Good luck.