Coding experience

Good afternoon my name is William I run a small website building and network administration company out of Pennsylvania.  I have an individual who wants me to create a social media site like LinkedIn but simplified I was questioning what program to use but I have decided to use Elgg.  Here is my question I have not done code in years and years with todays websites most of them really don't need any code especially with all the options out there.  Although I have never done a social media site before so I am venturing into new territory.  How much coding experience is needed to make a simple social media site? The traffic is eventually expected to get rather high as time goes on (if it reaches the success the client is expecting)  I am just trying to figure out if this is going to be worth my time or should I tell them to go with a more extensive group of programmers?

Thank you for your time and have a great day...

  • It really depends on the clients requirements.  There is a lot of functionality available right out of the box, however I find that almost all clients want it customized in some way.  There's plenty of plugins you can use, but ultimately if a client wants it a certain way that is different than stock or what a plugin provides, then you have to code.

    From your description of "I have not done code in years and years" I think it's likely you would find yourself in over your head fairly quickly...

  • I can tell you from my experience that you will be digging into the code sooner than later. Its very easy to set up an elgg website and someone without any knowledge of coding can also do it but optimizing and customizing it for your client will need a lot of coding.

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