Step 6: designing forms, archives, calendars, maps etc: making your website do things.

This is the 'hevay lifting' of the build process, where we code the functionality that makes your website interact with your users and cut down your administration time. This might include a discussion forum, document libraries, a product catalogue, video galleries, location mapping, social networking feeds, an event calendar, a user registration system or online payments.

We source, recommend and install scripting libraries (such as jQuery) and the best plugins to enhance your site's front-end. Registration forms can capture data from your visitors, e-mail it to you and save it in a database for later reporting. And custom filter tools can let your users easily browse your archives.

We also install the best third-party tools wherever appropriate, such as Google Site Search to index all of your site's public content.

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