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    Do you have a client area on your website where they can login? What is the best way to do this? Any opinions or known tutorials?

    Chris Coyier

    I asked this not too long ago. I’d still like to see some suggestions


    We @ are working on a client area. We’ll do one of these things:

    We give the client a unique ID and Password. Somesthing like. ID: cocacola Password: 19ak93ka and provide them with a log in on the site. When they log in, they will be redirected to their current version of the site. Because during development it’s allmost always hosted on a live server somewhere to show it to the client.

    We also give the client an ID and a Password like above. But we reference them to a page on our server that displays multiple things. For example. A link to their current site in development. Hosting information. Acces to their email accounts (if that is a part of their service). An overview of their invoices. Etc.

    The 2nd option will give much more information. But it is more work. I can probably make both within 3 hours or so. So I guess Ill go with #2.

    This is just a suggestion for you guys. Maybe you have other needs, but this is what I imagine when making a client login.

    Chris Coyier

    My question is and I think cybershot’s as well, how do you create the whole login itself?


    I think Jeffrey Way on NetTuts probably has one of the best tutorials on this PHP Login System

    That’s the free one, however there is a more functional paid tutorial that you can get.

    Personally my company don’t have a section on our site where clients can login, they can access all the information they need on their own site through the CMS we have built for them.


    I could explain it, but I’m not sure if I would teach you best practices. It works for me, because I’m making relatively low-risk websites.

    But then again, it could probably be done better. But hey, what can’t.

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