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ana dierkheisinghigh-end s.f. realtor website
tech restorelarge e-commerce site with extensive front and back-end functionality
marcia weskehigh-end east bay realtor website
robasciotti & associatesfinancial advisors
cyberdoc.bizbusiness website re-design, content management

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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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THEY SAID IT...

“Extremely happy with the website, and how easy it is to manage our content. We are getting rave reviews... thank you for making us shine!!! Job well done.”

Candice Economides
David Hill
Realtors
 

recent projects

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automated environmentsa new website for home automation experts, with custom content management
 
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berkeley tennis clubsite clean-up and visual design refresh to tide the client over until a 2014 site redesign
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route relieverscustom time-tracking for employees and managers, content management, hosting
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law offices of cary s. lapiduswebsite redesign, search, content management

 
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