Thanks to an earlier thread from our dear @Ray which made me realize that I do need to post something related to web directories. To be honest, I am not that knowledgeable when it comes to web-directories of today. I had used web directories when I was doing SEO stuff as an intern during 2007 for an organization which later put me to wordpress and other programming. Today, I am more of a Coder than an SEO doer. So I decided to come up with a thread which could lay down the basics for all those who want to develop Web Directories. Let me start by mentioning - there are lots and lots of great themes, scripts and platforms already available to do this task (of creating a web directory). And also, for now, let us also keep aside their usage etc beyond the scope of this discussion (in terms of - say, Script X does this task easily). Their mention will come in at a later stage here. Okay, so the question (lame, complex or whatever you feel good to call it) is - How do I create a web directory from scratch? For the sake of this discussion, assume, I already have a set of colors, a layout in mind. I do not know the ABCs of web directories except the few facts - 1. Websites and information about them is stored on a web directory under categories/sub-categories 2. These are good for SEO reasons 3. These are quite large and complex websites 4. These are used by people to search information on websites) and 5. I only know PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and jQuery So, let us first list down the important modules that I would need to think about. Note: 1. My objective is to create a thread that documents the Complexities/Things that coders should be aware of when thinking about creating a web directory. I also hope that you appreciate the usefulness of such a thread here and put in your responses keeping them to the topic.