+ Web Design & Development Services
We provide services in most areas of web development for both big and small projects. Whether you are looking to start a new project from scratch, already own a website that you want to add special features to or you are not 100% happy with, feel free to contact us. The following sections give you an overview our services.
+ Front-End Development
"Front-end" or "client-side" development is often confused with simply design. Although we provide both web design (see further on) and front-end development services there is a substantial difference between the two. The design for a website can be done by a graphic designer just like the pages in a magazine or a billboard if you like, the implementation of the design and changing it into something that works in a "client" such as a web browser is a different matter.
If you are shopping for a website we will most probably built the design of your website around the information you want to display. Quite often our clients already work with, or employ their own graphic designers and we will closely work together with them to create quality web pages.
If you are a designer we can take your design and faithfully reproduce it in valid xhtml/CSS from PSD or any other format. As mentioned in our web standard pages, everything we produce is "cross-browser" and complies with W3C standards. We can also advice you in fields such as usability and information design.
+ Back-End Development
"Back-end" or Server-side development is the programming done on the web server. Basically it is the process of writing programmes that generate the scripts to send to the "client" or web browser. In contrast to client-side scripts, server-side programmes are not visible to the client. On request they make information available from the server.
There are many different programming languages available for server side scripting and at AVDL we concentrate mainly on a combination called LAMP which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (read our expertise section for more information).
Back end development is necessary to create dynamic web pages which interface with the information stored on the server, usually in a database.
+ Powerful Websites and Web Applications
Combining both front and back end scripting enables us to create powerful web sites and web applications for a nearly infinite amount of purposes. Whereas before the existence of the internet, software was usually distributed and installed locally on every computer, nowadays we can centralize programmes and information and access both from anywhere in the world. There is no more need to install software locally, all you need is a connection to the internet. Running your offices or business from the internet aside, at AVDL we also offer less ambitious and more basic websites and web applications like:
+ Business Websites / Corporate Websites
The most common and economical way to present your business to the world. A corporate website provides your costumers with background information about your business, organization or service(s) and a means to contact you. Thanks to the global nature of the internet it is possible for a small company to reach a world wide audience. Owning a business and not being present on the WWW is nearly unthinkable nowadays. At AVDL we can create a basic representational or corporate website for very little. Depending on your budget we can use an pre-made existing design or template and adapt it to your needs or design your site from the ground up including your corporate identity, branding, logo and so on.
Although there are many free programmes and applications around enabling people to build a simple static website themselves, it does take up a considerable amount of time and the long term results might not be as expected. Leave the job to a professional if you are looking to be ahead of your competitors and in need of results.
+ E-commerce Websites and Solutions
Selling services and/or products online has become an important part of business nowadays. E-commerce is growing at an incredible rate as everyday more and more people are connected to the internet. Do not miss out on the possibility to make money on line and sell your products and/or services to a much larger amount of costumers. At AVDL we have a range of e-commerce solutions available for your business. From economical of the shelf packages to create a simple online shop to completely custom built applications like an online auction.
+ Content Management Systems
Dynamic websites require an interface to add, delete and edit data on your website. At AVDL we create powerful, yet easy to use content management systems from simple utilities to upload pictures or texts onto your website to complete billing and administration programmes.
+ Web Design
Whether you are talking about a website or redecorating your lounge, good design deals with the relation between the elements implied and the balance between them. Although tastes differ and trends change, good design is eternal and should therefore be left to a professional. The design of a website is extremely important, a perfectly functional website may often be "clicked-away" in favour of a competing website because of a mediocre appearance.
At AVDL we work with different professional designers and unfortunately designers are like photographers. The better their pictures the higher the price. Do not expect Annie Leibovitz pictures at the same price as a photographer's who has just graduated from college. Many years of experience and thorough studies on the internet have taught us which designs are more successful than others and we will happily advice.
+ Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Owning a website is fantastic, but if nobody knows it exists there is not much point. It is something like printing flyers and keep them in your office drawer. There are many different methods to get you website known. We can get your website out of the drawer and throw it into the hands of your target market.
Please note that search engine optimization is a tedious, ongoing process and that there is no miracle solution to get to the top of the search engines. At AVDL we can supply the tools and advice for you to "work" your website yourself.