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Dynamic Web Sites

The term "Dynamic Web Site" refers to a web site that uses a database to display information on a site. For example, a site that displays upcoming and recent events can use a database to store and display the information. Without a database, someone must manually edit the web page to add or remove events. This is referred to as a "static" web site or web page. Static sites are simple for a web developer to create, but require constant attention to update the HTML coding to keep the information current. It also prevents non-technical personnel from updating the information. Static sites are less expensive to create initially, but require constant and additional costs whenever the information must be updated.

Dynamic web sties provide the flexibility to allow non-technical users to update the information whenever needed without requiring any programming changes. Not all pages of a site need to be dynamic to be effective. It may be that only the home page or a few pages should be dynamic. The DIS approach is to provide you with a design and Content Managment tools that allow you to quickly and easily update your site so it can keep up with and assist your business needs.

DIS can analyze your business needs and identify pages on which you may want to have dynamic content. Below are some of the dynamic modules in use on DIS sites. You may want to incorporate some of these modules into your site or create a similar module for a specific use on your site. Custom modules can also be created for any site to suit your needs.

Upcoming Events/Recent Events Display a list of events, typically on the home page of a site. The list can be a simple listing with attached comments for the event. Events are displayed based on the date of the event. Once the date for an event has passed, the event is no longer showing in the "Upcoming Events" list. Variations of the module allow past events to appear in a list of "Recent Events".
Events Management Events Management allows detailed information to be connected with each event. The following can be set up for each event: Date, Time, Full Description of the event, Contact Info, Location w/ Google Maps, RSVP information, Lodging details, and additional links associated with the event.
Inventory Listing Allows viewers to see a listing of inventory items. The information available for the inventory items varies according to the type of inventory. Applications of this module include car sales, boat sales, real estate offerings.
Web Links/Related Links Many sites like to display a list of related links that interest or assist visitors of the site. While many sites provide a "related links" section on the home page, lists of links can be added to other pages in the site.
Promotions Many sites display promotional information to supplement the general information on a web page. These can be shown as items in a box in a column or along the bottom of a page.
Sponsor Listing A sponsor listing allows a site to recognize those who have sponsored their site. Organizations that rely on sponsors for contributions can use this module to easily maintain and display a list of sposors. Additional information such as the donation level, web site address, etc. can be displayed along with the sponsor's name.
Slideshow A slideshow can serve to accent some web sites. The slideshow module allows a site to upload images and have those images appear in a customized display, whether on the home page or detail page.

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