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grubb companybi-monthly real estate newsletter to 15,000+ homeowners
tech restorelarge e-commerce site with extensive front and back-end functionality
amy foster musicwebsite re-design for successful performing artist

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DATABASES

In the early days, websites were 'brochure-ware'... full-color backlit marketing tools available 24x7.

Databases are used to manage content on 'smarter' and more complex websites.

Site administrators can add/edit/delete mission-critical content to the site, by logging into a password-protected administrative area. Up-to-date information is stored in the database, and provided by the website.

Imagine that the information for each product is stored in a database: product_name, product_description, product_price, product_shipping_weight, etc. When the website needs to display the products, it essentially queries the database, saying "show me all the current, in-stock products"... and formats the results on the fly.

The database doesn't really care if there are three products, or 3,000.

Good database design is essential; 5happy specializes in delivering highly customized database-driven websites.


Please contact us with any questions, or for a complimentary analysis of your website and/or website needs!









 
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“As of this weekend, the site is live, and Bruce has done an INCREDIBLE job! Thank you, Berkeley Merchant, for referring us to 5 happiness webmaster!”

Diana Rothschild
Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting


 

Recent Projects

recent_btcbetter growth network
site refresh for a networking group, with improved usability and custom content management
 
recent_rrroute relievers
custom time-tracking for employees and managers, content management, hosting
recent_lapiduslaw offices of cary s. lapidus
website redesign, search, content management
recent_btcberkeley tennis club
site clean-up and visual design refresh to tide the client over until a 2014 site redesign

 
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