How can I make my own list-style website?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Viggolek, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Viggolek

    Viggolek New Member

    I know a little HTML, CSS and JS. I would like to know if someone can point me in some direction for where I can learn to make a site like this and MAL, not for anime and manga though.
  2. Scalpelexis

    Scalpelexis Database Moderator

    Hi and welcome here! Hope you will like it.

    As unfortunate as that is, your biography profile page is the best option for edit and you gotta work with the tools given. There are no options for now in any HTML or CSS editing. I still think our tools give you plenty to tinker with, having styles or pictures; some bios of users look awesome when you dedicate time to it!

    If you didn't find where to edit your bio, go to your profile and on the right to your user name is an icon with a pencil. Clicking on it will lead you to its edit page.
  3. Viggolek

    Viggolek New Member

    I mean a whole new website... Not my profile.
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  4. ShinShini

    ShinShini Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly MAL utilizes PHP and SQL.
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  5. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    Someone's made a MAL-style site for videogames:

    Not sure if it's a code fork or just a clone of the appearance.
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  6. Viggolek

    Viggolek New Member

    Is it open source?
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  7. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    Apparently not.

    Anyhow, if you're making a listing site, I suggest going for something more along the lines of Backloggery first.

    That site is sorta distinctive among listing sites in that you can basically list anything you want, and all it does is give you a structure for organizing the things you enter. This way you'll have less coding you need to do.

    What are you using it for, anyway?
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  8. Viggolek

    Viggolek New Member

    Woah, thanks for asking for me. I'll look into Backloggery. If you really want to know, I'm making a site where people can make lists of what tweaks/themes they have installed on their jailbroken iOS devices.
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  9. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you're anticipating an operating environment that potentially has lots of people talking about stuff that isn't even on the radar yet, like, homebrew stuff and indie projects and whatnot, then you should probably opt for a thing that just provides a framework for organizing free text entries.

    Maybe you could even start small, and just build a very barebones framework that gives people user profiles and lets them list stuff on them.

    That said, free text entries means that you can't compare commonalities between users.
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  10. BurntJelly

    BurntJelly Well-Known Member

    MAL used PHP, and it looks like AP does too. PHP is pretty easy. You pretty much just change the file extension from "html" to "php" then use php tags to put code in where needed.

    Once you get something working well enough, you'll have to get a domain name and hosting.
  11. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    Even a newbie can learn it in a day!
  12. Viggolek

    Viggolek New Member

    Don't worry I'm already hosting several websites. I really just want to find an open source listing website.
  13. Akemi1Yoshida

    Akemi1Yoshida New Member

    Today, there are many different services that can help you with this. Based on them, you can easily create a site. You should look a little

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