programmers do installation and "tweaking" of third-party
software, and/or programming
DHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, cookies, Java applets, server side
includes, and other advanced languages and technologies, for a
wide variety of purposes, including:
versions of web pages
– Have your cake and eat it too: your web pages can look fantastic
graphically, but don't let that keep people from printing
out their favorite pages.
this page – Don't hesitate to remind people, and
make it just a click of a button in Internet Explorer.
this page to a friend – This is a nice idea, but
you'll want to have a good viral
marketing concept to make it work!
boards / discussion forums
pages for specials, notices, etc.
you already have a ready-made or established community
– like the avid fans of Christine
Feehan's bestselling romance books – a guestbook
can be a fantastic means to cater to your community.
here to take a look at her guestbook.
If you've got digital products of one
kind or another (e-books, images, software, music mpgs, etc.),
we can link puchases made through your ecommerce package with
access to such downloadable products (if you have an ecommerce
package like Americart that makes this possible).
- An interface
that allows you to make changes directly to your web pages
(or create new pages)
In general, this is cost-effective
for you if you have a large number of pages that all have
the same form (e.g., all your full page product presentations
have the same form, say, a title at top center, a product
picture and a brief description in the next "row" of the page,
an extended description after that, etc.) Based on such a
template, we can then create a form-based interface that allows
you to fill in the various "sections" of a new page, or modify
sections of an existing page. Contact us for more information
if you are interested in this possibility.
site generation – A step beyond the last item:
Database-driven site generation is one of the hottest trends
in custom web programming these days, and a necessity for
a large (and ever-growing) site. Rather than having to enter
changes (prices, new products, etc.) by modifying your web
pages directly, enter them into your web database, and re-generate
your entire site (including the new changes) from your database!
Huge, long-term savings result, because lower-skilled, less
costly personnel can now make the changes to your site.
Health Yellow Pages is a nice example of one
of our database-generated sites. They currently have
several thousand natural product website listings, spread
across several hundred category pages. They also maintain
a database of natural health news articles.
list sign-up –
can be customized with as many visitor preferences as you'd
like, so that customized mailings can be created.
– Another way to capture an email address (or other info from
site visitors) is to offer something enticing in exchange
- for example, a "white paper" with some interesting and useful
of your site
– Use cookie technology to track user preferences,
and to "dish up" web page content that is most interesting
to the particular visitor.
menus – These can even have several levels to their
hierarchy (that is, each item in the menu can have its own
menu, etc.) Click
here for a good example: look at the top of the page.
a way to squeeze over 300 product categories of natural
products into a small space is a challenge. But that's
exactly what we were able to do for Natural
Health Yellow Pages, with the help of pull-down
web page effects
– Press on a different part of the image, and be taken to
a different page.
buttons ("rollover buttons")
– they change shape, change color, or play sounds when the
mouse is held over them. The buttons at the top of this page
are a simple example.
– with "ticker tape", scrolling script, etc.
/ surveys / questionnaires
catalog display / browsing
- Slide shows
article posting / management
here for an example of a news article archive
created by one of our custom news article management
software (usable calculators, etc.)
- Games (e.g.,
for kids' pages)
- Text or
images that automatically change with the day of the week,
the season, or at random
visitors that land on one web page to another –
here for an example.