View Full Version : What's necessary to build a site like Kiva?

14 Jul 2009, 11:00 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm not very familiar with database driven, commerce based sites, but I am interested in building a site similar to Kiva (http://www.kiva.org/). Can anyone give me advice on what some of the steps towards doing this would be? For instance, do I just need some front end design and development with some shopping cart software provided by my host? Or, do I need to hire some database programmers to custom build this? And, if so, what should be their expertise (MySQL? PHP? etc...). Thanks in advance for any help.