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 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. One example of this is online catalogues. If there is a price change, the HTML script would need to be changed. With a database it can be easily changed and that change will be seen on the webpage the next time it's accessed.
Could your website potentially have lots of people accessing information at the same time? Are you planning on increasing your catalogue over time or adding an online store? The first step is to estimate your future needs. How much do you think your website will grow?
We will work with you to design your database. An ERD (entity relationship diagaram) will lay out the structure of the database.
Below is an example of a simple ERD:
We will then construct the database to your specifications and integrate it with your website. Once completed no programming knowledge is required, as forms will be designed for the operater to add/modify/delete items in the database and upload images/files. The operator will do this by logging into a secure "administrator area".
Below is an example of a basic form to add a record into a database: