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I am helping out a charity with their website and they have some pages that have pictures and information about the animals they have and in order to update the pages I have to go into dreamweaver and edit the cell contents in the table on the page. I am pretty sure there is a easier way of doing this and was wondering if anyone knows any easy ways of doing this and also how?I was thinking of dynamic content so have a external file, xml or whatever, that has all the details about the animal so link to picture, breed, age etc and then have that put onto the page. I would like to see it automatically go to the next page if the first page gets full, so if I have each page set to display 6 animals and there are 10 in the external file then it creates a second page for the last 3 and puts a link on the first page. Is this possible?I have done some website developing before but there are some things that I don't know how to do like this.

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there are a couple of ways to do this. You could use Javascript to parse the XML document and use control structures to try and create pagination, or you can use a database and a server-side language to do something similar. I guess it all depends on your level of experience. best to read over some of the various tutorials and see what seems most up to par with your skillset.

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Ask the hosting company. Many hosting companies have systems like blogs, galleries and content management systems that can be installed and upgraded with the click of a button. They're often free and you should be able to test them out without affecting the live site.Fantastico is one such system.Good luck, and thanks for helping out the animals. :)

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Ask the hosting company. Many hosting companies have systems like blogs, galleries and content management systems that can be installed and upgraded with the click of a button. They're often free and you should be able to test them out without affecting the live site.Fantastico is one such system.Good luck, and thanks for helping out the animals. :)
I never even thought about that and I have 1 running on my own website, I'll look into Fantastico see if the host has it :) Edited by FC360
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