Sunday, January 25, 2009

Web Development Supported by C++

I've just been working on an update for the Spring of Hope website. They are a charity that work with disabled children in Uganda, Africa.

I'd originally written the website in vanilla HTML and simply uploaded it, but I had to rethink my strategy after the charity's owner wanted to add a few pages to the site.

Simply adding a few new pages would have meant changing every existing page to link with the new pages - something that I didn't want to keep having to do. Instead I've written a small C++ application that loads the basic text required on each page, applies a standard header and footer to it, builds a menu, and outputs the HTML page.

A couple of hours work to make future updates simple.

2 comments:

Jason said...

And, exactly what stopped you from using PHP? It would've taken only minutes to do the same thing.

Fleejay said...

That's a very good point and I would have used php if I'd had the opportunity but unfortunately my current host only supports HTML pages.