Tio Loco, LLC
Tio Loco is now building cutting edge web sites utilizing the PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting language in conjunction with MySQL databases. It works like this:

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The web designer hard codes each page by hand, building tables, inserting pictures, navigation elements etc., over and over again in a page formatting language known as HTML (HyperText Markup Language). The web designer builds PHP programs that run on the web server, and look to a database of information for the actual content of your pages.
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Visitors to your site request a page from the web server. The web server downloads the hard coded HTML page, which is then interpreted by thier web browser. Visitors to your site request the PHP program associated with the page they want to view. The PHP program (running on the web server) queries the database, and builds the requested page on-the-fly and downloads it to the visitor's web browser.
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You phone, fax or email the web designer with the changes you want made to your site. Then you wait for the web designer to update your site, dependent on his/her workload. Using your web browser, you log into a hidden, password protected, administrator page on your site, and use simple fill-in-the-blank forms to add, update, or delete elements on your site. Since the individual pages of your site are built on-the-fly, the changes are instant.

Flamingo Divers is a site for a Scuba operator in the Caribbean which uses PHP/MySQL technology to power most of the pages of their site. They have an 'Encounters' page so visitors can see what kind of marine life they are seeing each week. Here is an example of the form that they use to update the underlying database table for their Encounters page.

Notice that the site owner can edit or delete an existing encounter, or add a new encounter all from this one form. This technology is applicable to schedules, catalogs, sales, or virtually any content you need to add to your site in a timely fashion.

Flamingo Divers Encounters Administration page

Also, note that some fields in the database are populated from drop-down lists (which are also a product of tables within the database) to make data entry easy and uniform.

As the data is entered by the site owner, at their convenience, visitors to the Encounters page of the web site see the following table on the Encounters page:

Flamingo Divers Encounters page

This technology allows your site to contain information that is always current, always flexible, always just the way you want it!

Take a look at the Flamingo Divers site to see the powerful PHP/MySQL combination in action.

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