I need to take a moment to sing the praises of Macromedia’s ColdFusion.
Before you yell at me, yes I’m sure there are better and/or more efficient ways to do database-driven web sites. PHP, ASP, etc. But ColdFusion is simple. The basic code is almost human readable, and anyone who knows a bit of HTML can pick it up quickly.
For the scale of what I’m doing (a class project), CF gets the job done and does it well. I’ll save hours!