| 9:02 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)|
HTML helps you lay out the content on the page, and style it.
To have a voting system, you will need to run some PHP code on the server to deal with the counting. That code will either need to store data in a file on the server, or it will need a dash of mySQL code to store and retrieve the data in a database. The code will also need to be protected from page refreshes artificially increasing the vote: by letting each IP address vote only once per day, setting cookies etc.
| 9:52 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks. I will try to look for some information on PHP, I have only worked with PHP on Wordpress. Hopefully I can figure out what I need to do.
| 9:57 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)|
There are likely fragments of code you can use already published somewhere.
I'd take a look at code.google.com and other such places. They could save you a lot of work.
I recently needed some code to read a CSV file and parse it into an array. I found what I needed within an hour, and had it working within a day.
| 10:41 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Awesome! I actually usually use websites like w3schools or whatever comes up in a Google search... I will try code.google.com.
I suppose I can trust your judgement, you've been here for nearly 9 years!
| 1:47 am on Mar 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
An alternate to a PHP approach is Perl. Will do what you're seeking and many examples on the web.
| 10:05 pm on Mar 10, 2011 (gmt 0)|
There are lots of ratings scripts available free on the web. A Wordpress or other CMS plugin would probably be your best bet. There are also rating scripts for jquery and Google's Friend Connect.