Websites are generated on demand and use server side technology to generate webpages. They generally extract their content from one or more back-end databases: some are database queries across a relational database to query a catalogue or to summarise digital information, others may use a document database such as MongoDB or NoSQL to store larger bytes of content, such as blog posts or wiki articles.
In the design process, dynamic pages are often mocked-up or wireframed using static pages. The skillset needed to develop dynamic HTML web pages is much broader than for a static pages, involving server-side programming and database coding as well as client-side interface design. Even medium-sized complex projects are thus almost always a team effort.
No doubt, how much thoughts and effort you put into website strategy, user experience, or design, if your site doesn’t works correctly, customers and prospects will stay away. And in the long run, a poor website demands more efforts from your web site team and may be more difficult to update, change, or use.
So what should you be looking for in a web development experts? Obviously, development talent and experience are important. However, a true partner must also quickly identify business requirements, inform clearly and transparently, and have a tried-and-tested process that’s robust from design to Implementation.