Website Design

You are ready to take your Michigan business online and we are here to provide the way. Parent Technology is a website design firm that specializes in full service website design and development. We are dedicated to helping individuals and businesses of all sizes, which require a presence on the World Wide Web, with the design or re-design of their website.

Our talented team of website designers, using the latest in website design technology, will provide you with amazing web design services at very competitive prices. Graphic Design, Flash, JavaScript, Perl, CGI, CSS, PHP, HTML and (X)HTML are just some of the tools in our arsenal.

Our website developers provide dynamic website development using PHP Programming, MySQL Database, SQL, and Cold Fusion to make sure you have a solid online web presence.

Page Design And Layout

Your website should reflect your business in a positive manner. Your website should also be appealing to your target audience as well as easy to navigate. There are many different variables to take into account during the initial design phase of a website. With this in mind you can rest assured that our design staff work very closely with you throughout this important process.

Dynamic Index Page Text Management

Information about your company can change at a moments notice. Whether it is a major sale or an expansion of your services you will want to be able to let your website visitors know as soon as possible. With the Dynamic Index Page Text Management system, you have the ability to log into an administrative area and change the text at any time. All changes are instant and your website will remain current as your day to day operations change.

Shopping Carts

A shopping cart is the actual storefront of your e-business. It allows you to actually sell your products online while never having to actually maintain a physical location. The shopping cart allows the visitor to make a purchase from your website instantly via credit card. We use custom solutions created by Parent Technology and solutions by Monster Commerce, Network Solutions, Yahoo!, Mals eCommerce, Zen Cart, oScommerce, and many others.

Merchant Accounts

A merchant account enables your business to accept payment over the Internet. A merchant account is a credit card processing account opened through a bank or other financial institution that is a member of a credit card network (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, etc) which allows merchants to accept credit cards from customers. After collection, the funds are transferred electronically to the merchants account holders bank account.

A part of the merchant account process is the Payment Gateway. Processing gateways are an intermediary to get card information from your shopping cart to the merchant account. Often processing gateways are packaged with merchant accounts.

SSL Certificates

SSL is an acronym for secure socket layer which is the encryption process that provides privacy between computer connections. SSL is commonly used by the market leaders in Internet browsing software. Certificates are provided when a site is secured by SSL technology. An SSL certificate will assure your customers that their credit card and personal information will be protected and that they can shop safely and securely on your website.

Online Application Forms

An online application form allows the website visitor to input information to be electronically transmitted to your designated email. A perfect example of an online application form is an employment application. As the website owner you decide what information is required and the website visitor knows what information you are looking for. An online application can also be used in conjunction with a data base system providing a means to store and retrieve applications.

Contact Forms

A contact input form allows the website visitor to email you without revealing your email address. This is a very good way to ensure you do not receive unwanted spam type email.

Dynamic Article Posting

A dynamic article posting program allows the website owner to post the latest news and information about their company on the website. The site owner can log into an administrative area of the website and post news updates and archive older postings for retrieval and reading by the website visitor.

Online Order Forms

An online order form is a great tool to use when you require specific information from the customer with regards to placing and order for a service or a product. The order prompts the user to complete at a minimum the required information before the order will be successfully submitted. This allows the website owner to collect the information they need the first time and not have to spend time contacting the customer for additional information.

Dynamic Print Page Function

A visitor on your website reads an article they particularly like. They would like to print the article but not have all the other items on the webpage print out with the text. By using a Dynamic Print Page Function, the visitor can click on an icon on the page and print a text only version of the article, saving both paper and ink.

Calendar of Events

A calendar of events allows website visitors to see activities are up coming within your organization. The calendar is administrated by the website owner who has a login area and the means to post specific data about an event in a standard calendar format which is accessible by the site visitor via a hyperlink.

Photo Gallery

Photo galleries provide a way for website owners to display images of their products. The website owner has a login area which allows them to use the tools to upload images and text information about a specific image. This type of function is often seen on websites in the arts, crafts and fashion industry.

Classifieds Management System

A Classifieds Management System can be very beneficial to your website by allowing you to post employment opportunities, items for sale, property for rent, etc.. The website owner can log into a management area and change the classifieds as often as necessary to reflect the current needs of their company.


Forums are a great way to build a sense of community for your website. As forums are developed based on different topics of discussion in your website's industry, you are providing a reason for visitors to come back to your site. The visitors can comment and discuss the various topics you discuss which may prompt them to visit other areas of your website.

Email A Friend Script

One of the most effective means of marketing both on the web and off the web it by word of mouth. When a visitor comes to your website and they like what they see, they will be able to pass the website information on to a friend. Often times a visitor to your website may think about forwarding the url to a friend but forgets to do it. By prompting the visitor to do this with a "Email A Friend" script, you increase the chances of your website being recommended to another potential customer.

Email Newsletter Software

The website owner can collect email addresses of visitors who have signed up (opted in) to receive emails that provide information about your business. The opt-in system is used to ensure only those individuals signing up to receive emails from the website will actually receive them An opt-out system works with the opt-in program to provide a way for email subscribers to leave the mailing list.

Customized Programming / Database Design

Parent Technology provides sophisticated database design and programming that enables dynamic content generation and database integration using PHP Programming and MySQL. By providing simple to use back end management areas, we empower you to manage your content and edit information with the simple click of a button so that you wont have to be held hostage by website development companies that cant make your needs high priority. We have developed databases to run powerful applications like;

  • Shopping Carts
  • Content Management Systems
  • Complete Dynamic Data Driven Websites
  • Real-estate Websites
  • Employment Websites
  • News Aggregation
  • Online Payment Systems
  • Photo Galleries
  • Dynamic Event Calendars
  • Newsletter / Press Release Postings
  • Employee Management
  • Custom Scripting

This is just a small sampling of the custom database development we have done for some of our website design customers. There is no limit to what we can do. If you can imagine it, we can do it.

Database Design and Development

To gain new and repeat visitors, you need to provide fresh, relevant content on a regular basis. This could be anything from featured or new products, press releases, newsletters, expert articles and tips, event calendars, or any other type of content. We have and can develop these applications for existing websites to make them dynamic. We can even create custom database applications based on your concept and design.

Dynamically Generated Pages

With dynamically generated content, you can change or update content on the fly from any computer in the world. You can add pictures, update inventory, change text or modify posted articles.

Data Driven Websites

We develop dynamic data driven websites ranging from news aggregation websites to full e-commerce sites and also a wide variety of web applications and database solutions for a wide range of businesses.

Simple User Interface

Doing business online today requires the ability to serve fresh relevant content to your intended users and present it in a way that facilitates quick task completion. Our user friendly database administrative areas enable you to do just that. If you can type, you can manage your database with our user friendly interfaces. Dynamic content does not need to be cumbersome, and Parent Technology makes it easy for you to manage your online dynamic applications.

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Parent Technology Inc.
1535 Rosalind Rd Se
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506, USA

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