Do you have the next great idea that will change the Internet? Your idea may be too big to fit inside a boxed content management system. YouTube, Facebook, Google, Expedia, Amazon and the world's best known websites were all custom-developed applications. That means you need a company like Webtivity Design Solutions to help bring your project to life.
There are very few web development companies with the expertise to develop a website with custom functionality. Not only do you need a company with the programming staff who will develop the functionality, you need a company with the design team who will make sure the layout is intuitive and user-friendly and the SEO staff who will help you position your product online once it is launched.
For projects of this type a Blueprinting process is required, where all the details for your project are indicated in a deliverables document. This insures your project will be developed to your exact specifications, provides our development team with a road map for your project and protects your investment. This process also helps to alleviate oversights during the planning process that can cause cost overruns once development begins.
What's best for my business?
Selecting technologies is one of the most important considerations for any web-based project. Technology changes drastically and often, so be sure the technologies recommended by your web development company are well-known and have adequate history and support behind them. Some web developers tout "the latest and greatest", but what you discover is that untested technologies often have security vulnerabilities, have a habit of fading away, or never quite catch on to the mainstream and remain in Beta format. Then you are burdened with an unsecured solution that no one supports, and is not compatible with other technologies.
Microsoft® (.NET) Programming
If you visit some of the world's most well-known company websites you will find the majority of them use Microsoft® technology for their e-commerce and other dynamic functions. Webtivity Design Solutions made a business decision years ago to primarily target Microsoft® technologies for our web applications. Most software is designed to be compatible with Microsoft® technologies, because Microsoft® is the technology most of the business world uses. That means as your business needs grow and change you can integrate your website with your new technology implementations.
Open Source (.PHP) Programming
Some widely adopted applications are developed using the popular open source programming language called .PHP. Webtivity Design Solutions has deployed Blogging utilities, photo galleries, ecommerce solutions and content management systems developed on the PHP framework.
Database Architecture and Design
Your custom application will only be successful if your database is structured properly and designed for scalability. Through discovery and Blueprinting, the Webtivity Design Solutions development team will identify the purpose of your database, the best way to organize and structure the information within your database, and identify key relationships between tables. Information is of utmost security to protect your investment, so be sure to hire a web development company that will treat your project with the respect it deserves.