Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 44 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 745 times:
Um, I don't think it's that easy.
I seem to recall that a.net's photo database is SQL-based and runs on multiple servers. The forums look a lot like some of the PHP (that's a scripting language) systems I've seen around. Generally they use HTML templates, but I think the vast majority of the site content is dynamically generated.
Put simply, that means there is no web editor that's going to build you a site like a.net--you'd need to learn about database design and management, and--at the very least--need to learn how to install, configure, and run the scripts that make up the forums. To do that, it generally helps to know a little about web server administration and what to do when something doesn't work quite as expected (which is most of the time).
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 741 times:
If you have the knowledge, you can use programs such as Dreamweaver MX along with PHP, etc to make a site like A.Net. But, as Saxdiva said, if you do not have strong knowledge of scripting, etc it is very difficult to build a site.
Basically, you can make something simpler using this program, which IMO is the best out there: