All Things Technical - How We Build our Amazing Websites
Your site would be built on the server of your choosing in PHP 5.4+ utilizing MySQL databases. We specialize in "open source" PHP programming, which is the programming language of choice for the majority of web development projects. Pallasart can assist you in finding a hosting partner that meets the necessary hosting requirements. Cost effective plans providing the necessary PHP/MySQL capabilities are widely available from almost any modern hosting provider - in fact, the majority of hosting plans available have PHP/MySQL enabled. The broad adoption and wide availability of open source PHP/MySQL services, allows you the flexibility to host on the majority of hosting providers and plans. We can facilitate the seamless migration to a new website wherever you choose to host it.
We currently develop our PHP applications using the open source "Zend Framework 2" - the most popular framework for modern, high-performing PHP applications. It is a modular, extensible, high performing, secure and enterprise ready framework used to program a wide range of websites and applications. The Zend Framework is an object orientated PHP5+ based MVC (Model View Controller) framework. "Model View Controller" is a software architectural pattern for implementing user interfaces. It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, so as to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user. The central component, the model, consists of application data, business rules, logic and functions. A view can be any output representation of information, such as a chart or a diagram. Multiple views of the same information are possible, such as a bar chart for management and a tabular view for accountants. The third part, the controller, accepts input and converts it to commands for the model or view. Using an object oriented framework such as Zend, we can quickly implement programming and design changes.
Our Content Management System (CMS) will allow you to easily manage and edit the content on your website. You can add pages, update menu navigation, change text, update photos, link to documents, edit META tags, embed video, and so much more. We focus on making the editing of your website as intuitive as possible, even for the most novice users. You don't need to know HTML to edit your pages. For editing main content blocks, we use the industry standard WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") open source editor called TinyMCE. The visual editor makes formatting content and adding links/photos extremely easy.
We develop websites custom tailored to your particular needs. We analyze the data and information you are trying to present, and logically come up with structured methods for managing that data. We build the necessary relational databases to optimally manage and store your business data. Our programming savvy and database expertise allows us to implement and build custom solutions to accomplish your goals.
Under your guidance, we can custom build any forms necessary for managing your key business functions. If necessary, import and export functions can be implemented from open source data formats like CSV (Comma Separated Value). Should you wish to create additional forms on your own, the CMS allows you to easily incorporate forms built via an optional extension called MachForm - which provides drag and drop form creation.
We pride ourselves on our ability to implement websites using the latest cross-browser solutions - including HTML5, AJAX, JQuery, Web Fonts, and CSS Media Queries (for responsive/adaptive websites). We focus on using proven features that work with current browsers, and that degrade nicely on older browsers. Our familiarity with these recent advances in web technology, allows us to design and program more attractive, more customizable, more dynamic and ultimately more useful websites for our clients.
Call us toll-free at 866 513-8916 to discuss your site and your unique programming needs.