our web design philosophy
softcoded believes that a web site should be easy to keep up-to-date and easy to alter. Business needs on the web change regularly and so should a web site if it is to be an effective internet business tool.
effective web site design examples
For instance, suppose you run a music school and want the home page to always display the start-date for the next session. This can be done by using a database and effective web design techniques. If all the session start-dates for the year are stored in a database, the home page can be kept current for the entire year without further user intervention. Each time the web page is opened, a simple query selects the date closest to but greater than the current date.
sustainable web design
A sustainable site is one that lends itself to easy web design changes. This is done by separating the presentation from the content of a web site. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend that our clients incorporate a database into their web site design.
who we are
softcoded is a Toronto-based web design and development firm. The pages we create comply with industry standards - allowing us to offer a quality product that is easy to maintain. This includes ecommerce sites, database-driven sites and custom web development. We believe that a quality web site can be created for a reasonable price.
books by Peter Lavin
Object Oriented PHP
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HTML or pdfDocsLite for SQLite (pdf)
Using Pandoc with DocBook (pdf)
Getting Started with Nutch (pdf)
Using MySQL with PDO (pdf)
Installing MariaDB on Maverick Meerkat (pdf)
PHP Subject/Observer (pdf)
PHP is Hot
Open Sources 2.0
PHP Security (pdf)
Open Source for the Enterprise
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