Right now I'm looking into broadening my experience, and I'm looking for something more graceful for my front-page 'news' posts. Right now they're just posted in straight HTML. This doesn't seem easily future maintainable, so my question is what would you recommend to making them more 'dynamic'? I've been trying to get my hands on databases, but I'm not sure if that would be the solution to my problem. Keep in mind it's a 'do-it-yourself' sort of thing, so I want to make something myself rather than some sort of Content Management System.
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