A vast majority of dynamically programmed web site applications will link up to an external online database which holds all of the content, user data, shopping basket details or product information to be displayed on each of the website's internal pages.
By linking your web site to a database it allows us to include dynamic features, much like a web application. A web application allows more interactivity and when linked to a database allows the visitor to search for information and be presented with unique pages of information drawn from the database's data.
We call these dynamic database driven web sites or web applications. These types of website may be constantly updated with new products, news posts, used to collect details, statistics or information from users.
At DADI - dadi-online we can create a database to allow the front-end of your website to perform almost any specific task. We can collect subscriber information, create an application to show statistics, graphs, pie charts or graphics, allow users to subscribe to your website for more information, compare services, prices or products and allow a transaction via a payment gateway, such as PayPal or Google Checkout.
One of the biggest advantages of a web application is that they can be driven from an online content management system, where the content on the site can be added by your authorised employees who won't need to understand HTML or advanced web site scripting technologies. A web application or dynamic web site can contain an unlimited number of pages that can be generated on-the-fly when a user requests the information.
The list of web programming languages available to us to create a web application is almost endless but they all tend to work in the same way.
This means your site quickly becomes more of a user friendly, streamlined, interactive and enjoyable experience to the end user.
Adding a database and creating dynamic pages for your website can allow your web site to collect data, allow you to edit or remove pages, create mailing lists, send emails to subscribers, allow users to register for information, order products (ecommerce web site) or even access other online resources.
By adding an online database to your website we can:
A database is typically required for the following types of website:
This list is almost endless.
Many of the major internet website's use a database to store information about how you interact with their web site, store your viewing preferences, favourite products, forum posts, online blog posts, images, videos and details. They can then trawl through the data they have collected and run numerous reports to view statistics and see user trends before or as they happen.
In most cases DADI - dadi-online can create almost any type of database although there is some common factors which play an important role in helping us to decide which type of database will suit the task required.
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Most dynamic web sites requiring the use of a database are split into what we call a tier system.
The data that is contained within your online database is added or changed via tier's 1 and 2.
Tier 1 (your website's front-end) typically collects data to be stored within your database
Tier 2 (your administration area) allows you to edit the data or perform a specific task with the stored information.
Tier 3 (your database) stores all of the information from your customers interactions, stores the changes you make to your pages or products and serves data to tier 1 and tier 2.
If a more specialised online database solution is required we can create you a bespoke web site database using either Microsoft Access database (not recommended for larger sites), a Microsoft SQL server database, a MySQL database or an Oracle database.
At DADI - dadi-online.com we assess your needs and tailor a solution to fit within your budget, after all we are here to help you attain funds, not spend them unwisely.
We specialise in producing high quality website design, web site's, web applications, ecommerce website design and full flash web sites for all types of business. We are professional, efficient and reliable, with a diverse and contemporary web site design portfolio.
Is your web site accessible by over 8 million disabled users in the UK?
If not, contact us to find out how we can help you and your business meet web site accessibility requirements as set out by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
Web accessibility refers to the practice of making website's usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When a website is correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality.
Section III of the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) makes it unlawful for a UK service provider or business to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to members of the public. As a UK based business you are required to comply if you provide goods, facilities and services to the general public.
Section III of the DDA, which refers to accessible website's, came into force on 1st October 1999 and the Code of Practice for this section of the DDA was published on 27th May 2002. This means that the majority of website's have been in breach of the law for over five years.
What does Cross Media mean?
Well... how many companies today use one process and set of images, logo's, corporate colours and design for advertising, another for direct mail, and then a completely different set for their web site and online activities?
From brochures and annual reports to direct mail, business stationery, company logos and web site designs DADI - dadi-online can provide you with a professional solution to help achieve your goal.
All of our artwork is designed to be cross media compatible, enabling us to offer a range of cross media solutions for your business, to allow your unique identity to be used successfully across all types of media, whether its printed, online or on a DVD-Rom presentation.
We offer a comprehensive list of graphic design, web site design and multimedia design services, click any of the links opposite to learn more.
We also provide a professional graphic design service, for both individuals and business customers.
To find out more about how we can help your business with a high quality corporate design, please contact us
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