I'm new to this forum and also new to the field of web design and am after some advice!
I'm currently studying for a PhD (medical field) and am wanting to create a website as the final part of the research, but as I am totally new to it, I don't know whether this is a realistic target. At present, I am waiting for results from previous studies to know exactly what the website will need to look like, but I think as a broad outline, it will need to be a bit more than just 'text on a page' and will need to have some sort of interactive element. For example, if the first page displays a short questionnaire, dependent on the individual's answer to those questions, the following pages will be tailored to that information e.g. if person 1 answers 'A,B,B', the next page will be different to person 2 who answers 'B,A,B'.
I am computer literate and happy to spend 3 months in front of a computer working it out, if it's possible, but I don't want to take it on if I'm way out of my depth. I was wondering if anyone was able to advise as to whether this is something that needs serious programming knowledge and isn't something an amateur is able to do, or whether it is a realistic target? The wesbite will only end up as a prototype, it won't be all shiny and complicated - but it needs to work!
I've been told that WordPress would be a good tool, but I'm wondering if you have any confirmation that this system will do what I'm needing?
I'd be really grateful of any hints and tips and generally any expert knowledge!
Thanks in advance,