Is there a name or a term for this?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by prestonkd, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. prestonkd macrumors member

    prestonkd

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    Let me go ahead and apologize for the rambling and long post up front.

    I do a little web design among many other things. I really only do my own stuff so I am not a pro by any definition. I am really an audio/video guy. BUT. I want to make a few web sites that i would call "directory" or "information" sites where there are articles and other types of information about a given subject area. Along with this will be the ability to search for a service provider in a persons area - State, City, etc. I can design and build the site. What I want a visitor to be able to do is to log onto the site to be a service provider / advertiser, enter their business information and credit card/paypal, etc for billing and then have their information show up when someone searches for a provider in their area. I want the visitor/advertiser to be able to do this automatically without my interaction and to be able to discontinue the service the same way. I suspect that this will involve a database, mysql or something similar. i know what they are and how they work but not how to set them up. I do not know if that will deal with the billing part of it. I want to find someone - preferably local- to work with on this. i would like to be able to use the right terminology to at least describe what I am wanting to do - without having to go through what you have just been subjected to reading through. There are many sites like this on a variety of subject areas. Is there a name for what I have described? It is really two things - the signing up and displaying the advertiser information - and the billing. I have found "subscription" scripts but i don't think that is really what it is. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Sounds like a Yellow Pages type of interface with a touch of e-commerce functionality.
     
  3. prestonkd thread starter macrumors member

    prestonkd

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    It is more than a yellow page thing. These type sites present a lot of useful and free information through articles and other information on the site. You never see an ad for a service provider unless you use the "find a provider" search box. Obviously you are trying to make money off the advertising but you are giving it to people that ask for it. Any idea what to call the "script" or is it a script? I'd just like to be able to tell somebody what I am looking for with some terminology that might mean something to them instead of the jibberish that I feel like I have posted here.
     

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