building a web interface

Shel joralemonshelly at
Sun Nov 21 02:41:18 CET 2010

This looks very promising.  Thanks so much!

On Nov 20, 4:36 pm, Stef Mientki <stef.mien... at> wrote:
> On 20-11-2010 23:40, Shel wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am pretty new to all this. I have some coding experience, and am
> > currently most comfortable with Python.  I also have database design
> > experience with MS Access, and have just created my first mySQL db.
> > So right now I have a mySQL db structure and some Python code. My end
> > goal is to create a browser-based interactive fiction/game thing. My
> > code is currently just using dummy data rather than pulling in data
> > from the db, but I think/hope it won't be too big of a deal to
> > interact with the db through Python (famous last words...).
> > My main problem right now is how to do the web interface. I don't know
> > much about web architecture, unfortunately. I think I need a CGI
> > script?
> > What I would really like is to find a GUI tool to design the interface
> > that would have customizable templates or drag-and-drop elements or
> > something, so I wouldn't have to code much by hand. Something easy, if
> > such a tool exists.
> > Also would prefer something that I would be able to install/use
> > without having much access to the server where the site will be hosted
> > (on a university server that I don't have control over). I don't fully
> > understand how a lot of the tools I have been looking at work, but it
> > seems like they're often things where you'd have to get an
> > administrator to do stuff on the server (is that right?), which I
> > would prefer to avoid.
> > It looks like Django has some sort of standalone implementation, but
> > I'm not clear on how that would work or how much of a learning curve
> > there would be for using it.
> > If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, I would really appreciate
> > it.
> > Hope my questions make sense. I don't really know what I'm doing, so
> > could be they're a bit silly. I apologize if that's the case, and
> > please let me know if you need any additional informmation.
> > Thanks,
> > Shel
> you might take a look at web2py,
> it can be handled quit low level,
> runs perfectly on a the build python server,
> and you switch to almost any database at any time
> cheers,
> Stef

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