Web development helps your Website do more than just display text and images. It allows your site to run functions, process data, automation, store information and much more. It makes your site smarter, and more productive.
We treat development as an extension of your online business needs. Something that's a solution to what's needed today, and what's needed tomorrow. Smart development is part of the creative process. It requires experience, skill, and an open mind to understand the objectives. The process is planned and documented to achieve the project's goals.
technology that looks as good as it works
Web projects are often thought of as 'left-brain vs. right brain', either tech or design focused. At Dragonfly, we make design and technology work together. In the past, technical functions were about as appealing as an old calculator. Current technology allows us to design dynamic features that function efficiently and are visually interesting. As designers, we welcome this change.
We've used many development languages over the last 14 years, but have settled on open source PHP to develop the bulk of our work. PHP allows us unlimited flexibility and resources. Our development experience ranges from basic email forms to complex social media applications with GPS regional data plots for political districts and everything in between. All of this with no licensing fees or specialized server software.
content management systems
These systems allow you to edit, delete and add content to the Website without any coding knowledge. All of the editing is handled through an easy to use, password protected Web interface. You can control your site anywhere with access to a Web connection, and on any computer with a standard Web browser. Windows, Linux, Mac, even an iPhone can be used.
Most of our recent website work is content managed. The initial cost is a bit higher, but the savings are realized when most of the site's content can be managed internally. In addition, you can set up private Websites for internal communication and file transfers between employees. Intranet sites are commonly used for Human Resources and sales support, allowing one simple log-in to access the files and information needed by a remote employee.
If you want to sell it online, eCommerce will make it happen. This feature can be added to almost any existing Website, along with hundreds of features to support an all inclusive retail operation. New credit card requirements from Visa and MasterCard have raised the hosting and security standards. We have experience in this area, and can direct clients to best solutions for the budget.
Have a large number of products to maintain, but no desire to sell online? In these cases, we use the product management core of eCommerce, but without the online sales functions. This gives clients the same relational database methods, such as SKUs, data sheets, specs, and related products.
if you can think it, we can build it!
We've solved all sorts of development needs for our clients. Some ideas were based on existing code, others were completely new, unique projects. But no matter how complex or unproven, Web development is based on a piece of data in a database, and how to extract that data for a particular use.
We're often asked what can be done with a Website. Go ahead and ask, we know what's possible.