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Freelance Web Design and Development
by Denis Lindsell BSc

Individual design, hand coded efficient html,
bespoke systems behind the scenes, creating attractive, functional sites

Database Design


If you only need the most basic of websites, with a few pages of information for visitors, the site probably does not necessitate the use of a database.
If, however, you require your site to be a little more functional, a databaseis likely to be required which requires skilled design.

A database driven site may give you (the site owner) the following features.


With all the examples above, your web site would have an easy to use, password protected administration area where you would be able manage them yourself from your own computer.
By design, you will not need to enter more information than necessary and the information may be accessed and used on your site in ways that you may not have originally thought of.

Where a database driven site scores is by empowering you to update your site yourself and to keep it fresh.
This is very important in the eyes of Search Engins such as Google. However well designed, written and informative your site may be, search engines will assume to be a more quality site (and give it a better ranking) if it is being added to and improved.

The database we mostly use is MySQL, a powerful yet economic database which is commonly included in web hosting packagas.

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