I have an automotive inventory system that uses a flat text database. I have written a script to export this database to a mysql database. This import will be performed every 5 minutes so it's not a 1 time import. I need to be able to select ads through a web browser, have the script thumbnail the first image of the ad (the image name is listed in database so that will be easy to do) and then display the thumbnail, year, and price of each ad on the front page of my site in rows of 6. I also need to be able to set a number (which can change at any time) to decide how many I want displayed on the front page. Right now, there are 200 ads displayed on the front page.
This has to be completed within the next 7 days.