The VB Programmer, LLC
Bruce Gordon, President
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Located in Cherry Hill, NJ
In today's business environment, a presence on the web is not only advantageous but often expected.
Whether you are looking for a basic brochure-style site to inform visitors about your business' goods
or services, a data-driven web application, or a combination of the two, The VB Programmer, LLC
has the requisite experience in scripting languages, databases, front-end design, and multimedia to
develop a professional website that suits your needs. We can also modify, enhance, or upgrade your existing site.
|Data-Driven Web Applications|
Data-driven web applications are dynamic websites those that allow visitors to interact with the web
pages in a number of different ways for any number of imaginable purposes (making an appointment, applying
for a job, ordering a product, updating an article, managing membership in an organization, requesting
information from a database based on specific criteria, and the list goes on). Such web applications may
also encompass administrative functions that allow you to maintain data behind-the-scenes that affect what
visitors to your site see (such as product lists, survey questions and answers, and content areas such as
FAQs, news and events, links, and tesimonials). Administrative functions may also include the ability to
Data-driven websites will use a database system (such as SQL Server, Access, Oracle, or MySQL) on the
back-end server along with scripting systems such as ASP, PHP, Perl, etc. As the user, of course,
you need not be overly concerned with the details of database structures and scripting languages -
that's our job!
Two recent projects, described below, further illustrate the concept of data-driven web applications:
Dynamic Content for Outdoor Market Management Firm
Beginning with an existing static HTML website, we were tasked with adding a great deal of dynamic
functionality to existing static HTML site for a Washington, DC based firm specializing in the development
and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. This was accomplished using ASP and SQL Server.
A membership process was created to allow exhibitors to create their business profiles as well as to
register for particular market events. Several back-end administrator functions were created to allow the
firm's principals to set up events, manage exhibitor profiles, and manage event registration. Setting up
an event includes specifying the date range for the event and specifying the content that will appear on
various pages throughout the website related to that event. The event-related content automatically appears
on the appropriate pages of the site once the administrator specifies that the event content should be shown,
up until the last day specified for that event. Functionality was also added to allow the administrator to
set up post-event surveys for both exhibitors and patrons. Detailed screen shots of this site (PDF format) can be viewed here.
Dynamic Content for Executive Recruitment Firm
Added dynamic functionality to existing static HTML site for a Philadelphia-area firm specializing in
executive recruitment for the healthcare industry. This was accomplished using ASP and SQL Server.
Processes were created to allow administrators to set up available job opportunities for presentation on
the site and to allow job-seekers to register and apply for available positions. Also, functionality was created to allow the
administrators to set up a set of pages that are accessible to guests that register with the site (this allows the registered
guest access to white papers, industry links, "hot candidate" listings, etc.).
Screen shots of this site (PDF format) can be viewed here.
A brochure-style website is typically a static set of pages designed to inform visitors about your business'
goods or services. There is no back-end scripting or back-end database, and little or no interaction with the web pages by the visitor
other than navigating from page to page. (A minor exception to this would be sites that use a form on their "Contact Us"
page rather than a straight e-mail link. A contact form does require a little back-end scripting.)
For many small businesses, a brochure-style site is just fine - you just want to establish a web presence and let the people know who you are
and what you do. At The VB Programmer, LLC, we have designed several such sites. We will work with you to structure your site
in a way that makes sense for you and your business.
Listed below are links to some brocuhure-style sites we have done. (These sites are not purely static, as they all have contact forms
and some of them have photo-gallery type functionality.)
EzzyBear's Handyman & Home Repair
Seven Dragons Acupuncture
Fletcher Restorations & Improvements
For examples of purely static brochure-style sites, we did create three sample sites early on to jump-start our portfolio. These can be
viewed by clicking on the links below:
Beauty Salon Law Firm Doctor's Office
More examples and information about our web-based projects can be viewed on our Projects page, under "Websites / Web-Based Projects".