Webdesign and development
Here at Halleynet we specialise in clean, standards based designs to the clients specification. We don't use off the shelf template designs though obviously if thats what a client wants, you could have it.
We use the latest industry standard web design tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks and Flash, and ensure cross browser compatibility wherever possible. The variations between the commonest browsers out there can give the casual web designer days of frustration that sometimes go unsolved and have you giving up.
Dynamic websites are very much with us now and you will hear many commentators talk about Web 2.0. This is nothing really that new, its just server side technology starting to filter down to mainstream users. CGI scripting languages like php and perl and servers that support these are now available from halleynet and we can design, build and implement your website using these techniques.
These usually work in conjunction with a database server that holds the site content and feeds it to the user based on their requirements. We have support for mysql databases which are robust, very flexible and can scale up to massive enterprise level standards ,with reliability and high speed.
Open Source Applications
One of the key drivers of Web 2.0 has been the open source software movement. Applications such as Wordpress Blog, Mambo and Joomla Content Management Systems, and phpBB bulletin board/forum, allow even those with basic knowledge to set up and run a dynamic website with little knowledge.
Sometimes though, getting a design that looks unique can be a problem and we have experience in modifying these systems to give your OS website a custom look and feel.
We have many applications preinstalled in most of our main hosting accounts, but can also supply others and install them on request such as drupal, and Gallery
Everytime you make a change in a windows type applicatoion environment the window does not reload! Web based applications usually require a browser page refresh or reload to make dynamic data "happen". With AJAX this constraint is removed and data can be dynamically fed to a page without the reload.