Getting the Right Website For Your Business – Static Or Dynamic?

Static websites:

A static website, as the label might suggest, is one that is not designed to change. Once the website has been designed, and the content incorporated in to the design template, each page will remain the same as the point where it is launched.

This type of website is best suited to the kind of business that does not have a large product inventory that it wishes to sell on-line, does not require a member's login facility, or does not need to have news / special offers added to the site over time. For example, a holiday cottage website might simply need a few pages that include details of the cottage, some photos of the rooms, a page giving 'how to find us' directions, and a contact form where visitors can inquire about making a booking.

(Note: a static website does not necessarily mean that you can not have any interactivity at all – contact forms etc. will often still be included.)

Dynamic websites:

A dynamic website is one that is written in a server-side scripting language of some sort, and specifically, can also interface with a database. The advantage of this is that it allows for any kind of data to be displayed and manipulated on your website. Below are just some of the applications that a dynamic website can be used for:

eCommerce: managing products, customer database and orders all on the one website Bookings: displaying real time information on availability, as well as allowing bookings to be added directly to the system Forums: threaded discussion boards on any topic you wish Member's area: have members register, sign in and manage their accounts

If our holiday cottage firm instead wished to manage their bookings through the same website that their visitors use, they could have a page displaying current availability, take bookings (and payment) directly in to the database updating the availability instantly.

Examples of the scripting languages ​​used in developing dynamic websites are Microsoft's ASP and ASP.Net languages, ColdFusion or the Open Source favorite, PHP.

These languages ​​can be used to interface with any kind of database: SQL, MySQL and Microsoft's Access being the primary ones used.

Which type of site is best for me?

The purpose for which you are intending to use your website should be the primary driver behind this decision, and hopefully the information above has given you some insight in to this. However, the other factor that differentiates the too is another important consideration; cost.

The big advantage of a static website is that there are many types of WYSIWYG editor available to help with the designing of these websites. Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and other similar packages make it easier than ever to create and manage a website. Some bolder business owners might dispense with the need to hire a designer at all and create their website completely themselves. Even if you do not have the inclining to do this yourself, finding someone able to design a website for …

SWTOR Crew Skills

SWTOR Crew Skills are a little different than other MMO professions since you don’t have to do any of the gathering or crafting yourself. The crew skills allow you to assign the task to your companions while you continue questing, PVPing, or doing any other part of the game you are interested in.

Once you hit level 10 you will be able to pick your crew skills. There are 3 types of skills to choose from, Crafting, Gathering, and Mission. You may only have a total of 3 skills at once and you are limited to 1 crafting skill. So basically you will have either 3 gathering, 3 mission, 1 crafting with 2 gathering, 1 crafting with 2 mission or 1 crafting with 1 gathering and 1 mission.

Gathering Skills: You can choose up to 3 gathering skills for your character.

  • Archaeology: Allows you to find imbued items like Lightsaber crystals and ancient artifacts. The crystals that are mined provide resources for Artifice and Synthweaving.
  • Bioanalysis: Allows you to collect genetic material from creatures and plants. These items are used by Biochem.
  • Scavenging: Allow you to recover useful materials and parts from old or damaged technology. These materials are used in Cybertech, Armstech, and Armormech.
  • Slicing: Allows you to access secured computer systems and lockboxes to acquire valuable data and rare schematics. The information is mainly used in Cybertech.

Mission Skills: You may have up to 3 mission skills for your character

  • Diplomacy: the art of conducting and managing negotiations. This provides medical supplies, companion gifts and light/darkside points.
  • Investigation: the skill of examining evidence and following clues to discover valuable secrets. This provides prototype schematics, research compounds and companion gifts.
  • Treasure Hunting: the ability to track down and recover valuable items by investigating a series of clues. This provides lockboxes, gemstones, and companion gifts.
  • Underworld Trading: expertise in the trading of illegal goods and services. This provides luxury fabrics, custom schematics and companion gifts.

Crafting Skills: You may only have 1 crafting skill for your character

  • Armormech: This skill allows you to craft personal armor using hard metals and electronic shielding.
  • Armstech: This skill allows you to craft various weapons such as blasters, assault cannons and sniper rifles. You can also make weapon upgrades and modifications.
  • Artifice: This skill allows you to construct Jedi and Sith artifacts such as lightsaber modifications.
  • Biochem: This skill allows the creation of performance-enhancing chemical serums and biological implants.
  • Cybertech: This skill allows you to create droid armor, earpieces, grenades, armoring, mods and miscellaneous gadgets.
  • Synthweaving: This skill allows you to creating lighter outfits and armors that are imbued with supernatural qualities for Force users.

After choosing your crafting skills, you’re given the ability to reverse engineer certain items in your inventory. Reverse Engineering breaks items down into components you can then use to craft new items, including a higher quality version of that same item. You can reverse engineer most items that you craft and some items that you find in the world. …

Getting Indexed By The Search Engines – The Fast Way And The Slow Way

The first step to getting any traffic on the internet is getting your site indexed by the search engines – specifically, the 'Big 3'. – Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. And there are two things you should forget about straight away.

Number One – Yes, you can submit your URL to the search engines using their online form. But be prepared to wait around for a long, long time if you're already on this to actually include your site in their databases. The search engines like to find your site through links on other sites, especially well ranked, established sites. With so many sites on the internet, this is their way of deciding if they should even think about adding your site to their index – never mind the question of ranking well in their index.

Number Two – If you see an ad or service offering to submit your site to 10,000 search engines and directories – run the other way. If you have money to burn, donate it to a charity or shelter instead. At least then it would have been spent on something worthwhile. Most of your traffic will come from google, yahoo, and Microsoft. Other search engines do not represent any significant amount of traffic. You will actually get more traffic from link partners or people republishing your articles than these guys. It certainly will not get your site indexed by those that count.

So how can you get your site indexed?

1. The Slow Way

* Reciprocal Linking

Reciprocal linking used to be more prominent amongst webmasters than it is now. It was once considered by the search engines as a good vote in favor of your site. The it got deleted to the point that irrelevant results started to clog up the arteries of the search results. So these hypertensive algorithms were changed, and sites that relied too heavily on reciprocal linking lost a lot of their ranking and traffic. It can of course still provide a pathway for the search bots to find your new site. But exchanging links is time consuming and tedious. The links usually end up on a side page that exists solely for the purposes of link exchange. It does not provide a very relevant and topical link, and is a really poor use of time.

Reciprocal linking has not been consigned to history however. Some webmasters have so many links changed that together this constitutes a good flow of traffic. I do get traffic from my links. But I get more traffic from sites that have published my articles. Reciprocal linking is a big topic – ebooks have been written with chapters devoted to it. But suffice to say, in terms of getting your new site indexed, this takes a long time, and it does not leakage your time.

2. The Quick Way

* Writing Articles

Writing articles for other webmasters and ezine publishers to reprint has many advantages, not least the traffic you receive from it. But it …