Web design has changed a lot in over 20 years.
The design process includes helping you decide on important things such as which platform to use, the importance of keywords, keyphrases and how it relates to content and overall design.
Thoughtful website design and development takes SEO into consideration to incorporate relevant keywords into content and code as a strategic move.
You can choose between a static or dynamic platform.
- Static websites typically don't change content often (such as a regular business website).
- Dynamic websites are built for making changes regularly (such as a blog or a news website).
Your choice of platform will determin over all functionality, performance, build and ongoing maintenance costs.
Typical static HTML or XHTML web pages do not change every time the page is loaded by the browser. The only change that you will see in static web pages is to see them load and unload, like when you click on a hyperlink.
Static web pages (normal HTML pages) always look the same and the content never changes unless you load a new page or you change the page yourself and upload the new version of the page to the web server.
A PHP or database driven website can provide the highest level of functionality for the admin and users, but requires updating the software regularly for security.
One of the most common types of dynamic web pages is the database driven type. This means that you have a web page that grabs information from a database (the web page is connected to the database by programming,) and inserts that information into the web page each time it is loaded.
If the information stored in the database changes, the web page connected to the database will also change accordingly (and automatically,) without human intervention. This is commonly seen on online banking sites where you can log in (by entering your user name and password) and check out your bank account balance. Your bank account information is stored in a database and has been connected to the web page with programming thus enabling you to see your banking information.
There are definite advantages for each platform.
It really depends on want you want to accomplish with your website.
STATIC - Most of the websites built by Toowoomba Web Design are static HTML or XHTML (just like this one!). So if you need something like this site (a business website) then HTML is the best solution.
DYNAMIC - Some of the websites we build are dynamic PHP or Database driven. This commonly allows an admin to login and change content on pages and create Blogs, Forums, Shopping Carts and more. If you need this type of functionality, a dynamic website is the best solution.
A strong knowledge of user experience, communications, marketing, layout convention and coding all play an important role.
Respectable ethics are required to ensure the best approach, from coding standards to creating the best outcome for the client.
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