si-blog

Categorizing things

Posted May 31, 2004 in Databases.

I am continuing to spend time thinking about the structure of the new si-blog backend. I want to make it as flexible as possible, while not getting too complicated, and I'm prepared to spend plenty of time getting it right. I'm trying to anticipate future additions, like an image gallery, that are bound to follow later.

I am beginning to realize that the way I categorize things is very important. In my current thinking, I have a single category table, and it seems to me that there should be no reason for more. The table should be quite capable of holding categories for entries, links, and images. Does everyone do it this way, or do other systems have different category tables?

By the way, I am still in need of help with mod_rewrite - I'm just not getting it.

Comments

  1. Gravatar

    If you still need help and you're on AIM, send me an instant message (basilcrow). I'd be more than willing to explain it to you.

    Posted by Basil Crow on May 31, 2004.