Dynamic vs. Static WebPages: In simple terms, the difference between a static and dynamic website is “Processing”.
An example of a simple static page would be someone’s Personal Homepage and an example of a complex dynamic website would be Amazon.com.
Static Site. For a static site, when you click on a webpage, the page is downloaded from the webserver as static HTML code. It doesn’t change and the page looks the same each time you download it. The HTML with its text, images, and hyperlinks, is “fixed” on the server and downloaded “as is”, with no processing.
Dynamic Sites. For dynamic pages, however, we have the ability to process the webpage and any user input. This allows for endless possibilities in page display and user input. This is accomplished with use of a server-side web programming language and a database. The programming language has the ability to process the web page, user input, and the long-term data you have stored in the database.
In fact, the webpage can interact in real-time with the database to store, retrieve, and alter data. This powerful functionality is what makes A Dynamic Website.
Some common Dynamic Website elements you may be familiar with are a User Registration/Login System or a Product Database. Even a simple Contact Form is a Dynamic Element which utilizes a programming language to process the form and send an email.
We offer several Dynamic Web Modules which are completely customizable to suit your needs. They are programmed with PHP and MySQL, which are the two most widely used tools on the internet to provide rock-solid performance and diverse functionality.
These modules include: • User Registration/Login System • User Contact Form • Page Customizations • Site Search Form • Product Database • Order Database • Site Shopping Cart • Content Management System (CMS)
User Registration/Login System
Utilizes a MySQL Database. Allows site visitors to Register for Membership and login based on the type of user (general member, paid member, or administrator) users are granted access to the site in any desired configuration. For example, there can be paid membership areas with premium content reserved for paying members; administrator areas for administering the site and its databases.
The User database provides a source of ready marketing information. “Blast” emails can be sent to members offering new products or sales. Also a data source for mailing site Newsletters. New User Registration triggers an automatic “Welcome New Member” email sent to the user.
Alerts generated informing site owner a new user has registered. Site Administration Area: Pages reserved for site owner/administrator showing all database tables and means to update/edit/delete them. Page to allow user to update their registration information. System to deal with lost/forgotten passwords and IDs.
Contact Form/ Request for Info
• Allows users to make site suggestions • Allows users to communicate with site owner/admin • Allows visitors to request further information • Generates an automatic email to the site administrator
• Gives pages a personalized feel • Displays a Welcome Message to logged in users (eg. Welcome “Bill”) • Can Display the Current Date/Time • Can display the time elapsed since last visit (“You’re Last Login: 2 Days Ago”) • Can display Custom News Feeds, RSS Feeds, and other Gadget-Type Content
Site Search Form
Search Form to search the Site (simple or advanced)
Create and maintain an Online Product Database. Allows for Dynamic Product Display. The database contains all information about the products such as Title, SKU, image, description, price, quantity, etc.
After creation, maintenance is straightforward and can be performed by someone with "good" computer skills.
Allows for complete inventory management. Adding a new product to the database causes it to be displayed automatically on the website. Customers can search products and display them based on their preferred criteria such as price or product category.
• Manages customer orders to ensure they are being filled accurately and promptly • Links to Customer database • Datasource to analyze business performance • Datasource to analyze site marketing performance
Site Shopping Cart
Custom shopping cart which allows customers to order products offered on the site and select product and payment options. Links to an Order Database to track and manage customer orders and provide site owner with future record-keeping
Content Management System(CMS)
The most common CMS is a Blog, it allows for constantly updated content. Blogs pages can styled to match the overall site for seamless integration.
An active, content-rich Blog can be the hub of a site allowing users to continually add fresh useful information which keep members returning and generates overall traffic.
These modules can make the difference between an average site and a truly professional site that takes your business to next level. We’ll give you a free consultation to determine your needs and provide you with a proposal outlining the components and their costs. This is always offered with our utmost professionalism, desire to serve you, and a commitment to provide you with the best service possible at a reasonable price.
Questions? Please give us a call at: 480.924.6621 What in Creation AZ / 6049 East University Drive / Mesa, AZ 85205