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General Discussion

Dale Skipper
Dale Skipper
10,137 Points

I would like to make my own photo sharing website. What language do I use? Where to start?

I would like my site to be able to automatically post pictures that someone can email from there smart phone. I need some help getting started with the code. I don't know what would be the best language to use or where to find some tutorials to code it myself.

3 Answers

Andi Wilkinson
Andi Wilkinson
26,822 Points

Theres so many ways to go about it, but you can use wordpress & have a page display photos directly from places like flickr or instagram, & filter them by certain hashtags. - Im not sure if thats even remotely on the right lines

Dale Skipper
Dale Skipper
10,137 Points

I know I can do that, but I need something "home grown" if you know what I mean. It's for a personal project. My idea is to piggy back on gmail, using a gmail account that receives pictures from iphone users and then post those pictures to my website.

You should be able to do this with most languages. I'd recommend using what you're familiar with already. I haven't used it yet myself, but I hear a lot about Ruby/Rails. Having some background with Python I've dabbled with learning Django it seems like it would be relatively simple to accomplish and there might even be some tutorials on how to create photo sites(I know I've seen a few about blogs at the least).