Monthly Archives: August 2008

Building A Data-Driven Multimedia Website – White Paper

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television

Introduction

Converting a static website to a dynamic, database-driven one requires the developer to strip the original site down to its core purpose. The new goals for the site must be clearly defined while maintaining what is still relevant from the old site. As the developer is implementing the database-driven side of the code the opportunity to update the look, flow and efficiency of the site presents itself. It is here where s/he must determine what content should be built into each page and what should be pulled from the database only when the page is called. Just because you can generate a page dynamically doesn’t mean you should. Continue reading

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