So my Windows touch gaming thread
fell flat. No surprise; this is really a console-and-KBAM forum. But the demand is out there; for a couple years now, I've been finding dead internet threads where people attempted to catalogue touch and stylus compatible games for Windows tablets. So maybe someone should make a website.
How hard would it be to make a website with the following:
- Stores data in a simple table / db.
- Displays said data in a table.
- Allows visitor to sort the table by a selected column. (Columns would be name, touch or stylus, metacritic, steam score, notes, thumbs up or down.)
- Allows visitor to click the thumbs up/down (meaning, "yes this worked for me" / "no it didn't") and records the tally, preferably allowing only one click per game per IP. This would be the only "dynamic" part of the website.
- Allows visitor to submit a form with game and notes information (which could just be an email to me, doesn't need to dynamically update the db).
My wife hosts a page on a dreamhost account, so I could add another domain to that and use whatever tools are built into dreamhost. Is this something I could kludge together with prefab components? Or would this require actual knowledge and programming? I'm generally computer literate and can learn most things, but I haven't touched websites or CGI stuff since 2002. Also, after having made a brief foray into programming recently, I don't think I want to make that kind of effort again. Programming is hard.
The alternative to this is a wiki, I guess. I assume they have canned wikis? Or should I just start something on wikia or whatever? Wikia seems to have decent search engine visibility...