ok, let's say i wanted to create a huge website with lots of automated functions. for example a kind of directory like yellow pages or online shop.
i'd need large navigation menus (actually a whole tree), search function, newsletter subscription, guestbook, shop, maybe dozens of pages...
i just realize, the easiest thing would be to copy amazon.com
it seems way too much for me alone, i don't even want to think about all the possible mistakes.
how would you go about this?