Whew! I have been buried in online manuals and books for the last day. I have settled on Joomla as my content management system, mostly because it’s popular, extensible, and well-documented (the latter being really important for me given my lack of experience). I also want a wiki, and again, I think I will go with Mediawiki because it seems to be better-documented than the other wikis out there. (There is a book on installing/configuring Mediawiki, which is more than I can say for other wikis. I’m going to check it out today.)
One of the big challenges for this site is going to be getting content. I plan to populate it with as much content as possible before going “live”, but to be really viable, it needs user-generated content. I’m not sure how to get that – am ruminating on that now.
Whether the site succeeds or fails, I’m going to learn a lot about PHP, CSS, and MySQL in the process, not to mention content management systems, so I think it will be a good exercise even if the site never becomes popular. But I think that, if I can get good content, it will be.
Weaving-wise, I have woven about another 12″ on my current warp – only about 13′ more to go to get to the jacket – and plan to weave more today, when I need a break from reading more manuals.