You can use WordPress – I would, but if you have never used it before you might have a lot of learning to do. :) I built a business directory a few years ago, it was my first PHP project – didn’t take too long really, it was pretty simple…
I planned to get stuck into wordpress, because that seems to be where it´s at! I´ve seen Chris´s video tut- PSD to wordpress- but can anyone recommend a more recent build along WordPress tutorial? Is Chris´s tutorial very outdated??
Yea just to clear that up – I made my directory without wordpress and just coded it from scratch.
On the video: Yes it probably is a little dated by now – especially for some of the newer awesome features… but I would look into things like custom post types and custom taxomonies (categories) as an add on to the video Chris made.