Database Driven Sites
If your site is regularly updated with common items (news, articles, new products), then it is likely that a database driven design would be beneficial.
A database driven site uses a database to store your articles/product data. Dynamic pages can then be used to extract and display the data without human intervention.
This means that management of data is separated from the site design, and you can add new items to the database - which will be reflected in the website automatically. It also makes adding search facilities a simple task.
For example, a shop site may have a database of products, and an online catalogue - or a news site may have date ordered list of news items with abstracts.
Rather than separately generate and maintain individual pages for each item, only a few dynamic scripts are required - which will create pages on request.
- design and implement a database to your requirements
- take an existing database and port it to the web
- create the web services for accessing your databases
- install and customise a CMS (Content Management System) for your site