With the web in constant growth, and especially with the increase of demands from its users, a website needs to be interactive.
Users need to be able to get things/experiences from the pages they visit, as much as the site owners need to get info, feedback, etc. from the visitors through the website pages.
And a website can be made fun, super-sophisticated, visually
exaggerated, and add all the possible bells & whistles to it, or ...
you guessed it: pleasant and informative.
The more information, the best. Isn't it what the web people (and search engines) are after, after all?
where a good PHP programming can really help.
Well, PHP which is the acronym of "Hypertext Preprocessor", provides all of these, and more, that's why it is so much used!
It is a powerful way of doing most of the "page creation process" invisibly to the visitor, in the backstage of our pages. But also (and mainly) it is a way of accomplishing all those tasks which regular HTML pages are not capable/set to do.
And most of the time this is what you want/need to do.
Let's make your pages google-friendly and slim in the code, fast to load, no waiting time.
Internet visitors become more and more impatient, let's make it an intense experience for them to visit your website.
No waste of time. Content rules.
Sometimes you need to protect your data on the web sites. Nowadays more and more. This is why I work for making my sites the more secure possible, or at least have protected areas where sensitive data can be stored, and offered only to who knows how to access them.
This is my personal clients' protected area.
Please insert your codes to access it.
What we (as website owners or visitors) usually expect in a web page:
- Data feeding to the user (pictures, text, .pdf documents)
- Security through password protected areas
- Changes in the pages each time the visitor connects to our site, or just sometimes, or some details, to give the "new" impression.
- To offer all the user-website-user interaction which makes navigating a pleasant experience.
- Use of database to handle big amounts of data
- Searchability when needed.
- Search Engine visibility, but this is another story.
- Code protection when sensible calculations are made in the page or complex costly coding procedures are used.