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Subject:  Re: New Fool Phone App Date:  8/3/2011  10:07 PM
Author:  Windowseat Number:  85719 of 88997

But it seems to me as a non-programmer, that the boards (and any boards for that matter) are just a big database issue. The data is the message itself and all of it's various identifying info - poster, date posted, board, thread, etc.

Then there's the front end - how the data is presented. If the data are housed in a good database, I would think it wouldn't be that tough to have different front-ends, different user experiences, depending on the browser and device. Heck, you could probably even give the users some choice and display the boards in something resembling one of those crappy, one-size-fits-all board formats newbies keep thinking are actually good.


It's been many years since I programmed, but I can assure you that it is not as simple as you claim it is.

Nancy
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