Sources of Website development

Can any dopers recommend a good source of cheap/free Website development?

I have a relatively simple but fun (I hope!) idea for an interactive website, which will require visitors to submit to and update a database. If I had the time to teach myself I could probably do the necessary coding but I don’t, so need some help!

I will search around the web but any links or suggestions would be most welcome.

(mods, if this should be elsewhere, apologies and please move)

Your best bet is to download Macromedia Dreamweaver ( It comes with a very easy to use database setup wizard, and that should get you coding in no time. I think that’s about as close to free as you’re going to get. Unless you can use free stuff that’s been built already (surveys, messageboards, etc.)

Good luck. With more specifics I might be able to point you to some more downloadable goodies.

You could try Postnuke or PHPNuke - both are open source and free. Both have reasonable support in their user forums - I use both so I have first-hand knowledge. Am a non-techie - so the support has come in handy several times!

Thanks mrbuddylee and ** quarrossimo **, I will take a look at those.