Sunday, 13 July 2008

Registration Website For GLOSS

It was all a hurry, as the orientation session for the first year was nearing. We people in the GLOSS developers' team had split the jobs between us. One group took care of the videos and other took care of publicity. Harish had done a marvelous job working on the posters. They were really stunning!
I took up the registration website designing. Initially I thought of going with the Microsoft Visual Studio's Web Developer kit. I even had some hands on the tools but I found that connecting to database and deploying the website in a server was a tough job. So I had asked for help from Dwarak and Abhishek. Abhishek helped me with xampp and MySQL query browser software. The xampp software allows one to establish a server within their system! He also asked me to drop the plan of making the webpage in Visual Studio and asked me to try a hand on php.
To my surprise, I found php very easy. It was all the same old syntax of C and C++ combined with some spl database features. I felt as though php and MySQL were cousins when trying to link them. Though a part of the core MySQL codings were given by Abhishek, I struggled hard to later develop it into a stable one. The first "distro" (theme) that I had designed for the site was just of the colour combination which Harish had provided in his 2nd poster. When we approved the theme and started working on the wifi, I felt that the site was taking a lot of time to load.

Then sitting late night with Adobe Photoshop, I came up with a blue-white theme for the site. It was far appealing than the previous one. The menus were neat and good looking. People tested my site and I felt so happy that I had reached mount everest.

And one more thing which I felt the most happy was that, Google uses MySQL as the backend and even my site uses MySQL as the backend! As I always used to say Open Source Rox..!!

"Huh!!! Sanjeev! I'm really proud of you..!"


Gowri said...

Keep up the good work !! Wishes to you always !!

Sanjeev Gopinath said...

Now an official website is going to be released for GLOSS. I'll blog about it's features later but as for as now, it's gonna contain the logo designed by me...