Is there a way to import specific pieces of data from an external website? For instance, I am thinking of building a page with selected pieces of info from http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/WIN2012/chem.html where I can import the course number (SLN column), meeting times, instructor, etc. into a table that would self-populate and update as the school updates their master time schedule and so I wouldn’t have to change each time there is a change on the master one. In researching this, iFrames came up, but I was wondering if there are “better” methods available out there? Other things that came up while researching this were AJAX, PHP, something called RESTful apis, but unfortunately I have no experience in none of the items in this latter list (AJAX, PHP, RESTful).
It looks like this website is doing what I hope to be doing already (though not 100% sure, perhaps you can tell more readily): https://frenchitalian.washington.edu/courses/2011/autumn/french
But from what I have learned, they are using drupal so it is a matter of some kind of add-on/module for them? Does this sort of thing require Drupal (or upgrade to a CMS rather than our current basic Dreamweaver HTML site?)
Thanks in advance!