What is a good way to make _functional_ web pages?
Posted on 2007-11-16
Kind of an opinion question here...
I need to crank out a few new websites. I've done a few others in my life based on the paradigm of hand-coding php+mysql to generate html/css.
But this is simply too slow, especially to get something that looks nice.
So what I want is some software for building web-pages. But it needs to allow for good/easy integration with some sort of server-side processing like PHP. I'm open to any other suggestions too. The server is my own, so I can install whatever on it. It should allow for rapid development of a new site that looks good and is able to process forms, include headers, send emails, etc. I don't want to make any graphics, so the software should come with a bunch of "sweet looking" templates for buttons, etc.
Now, I don't know _anything_ about software for building websites. That's why I'm asking you experts.
What is the solution I should pursue?