|WHAT IS DYNAMIC CONTENT AND DO I NEED IT?|
|Author: Patty Molloy|
|So what is all this hype about dynamic content about?Lets' say you have an ecommerce site with 10 products. It is not difficult to hand code ten static product pages with all the information such as name, product number, description, image, price, etc. However, if you anticipate your site growing (which we all hope your site does) and you add 10 more products this month, and 20 more next month and eventually your prices change and you want to change the look and feel of your site, creating 100's of static pages is not efficient. Why? Because you will need to hire a programmer to re-code all these pages by hand. |
In contrast, let's say your programmer created one page that is called product.php. Instead of holding static information, it's coded to pull information out of your database and build a page dynamically. Each product in your store will use the product.php page. The product information stored in the database will display on the page about each product. The information about each product can now be modified at the same time the information is changed in the database.
This eliminates the need for a programmer to re-code hundreds of static pages which saves time and money for your company.
Custom PHP programming using dynamic content is a specialty of Web Advances. Please contact me to discuss options for your website and determine how dynamic content can benefit your