Web Design Dictionary - A free glossary of web site design terms.
Web Design Dictionary
Login

on-the-fly

  A web page is said to be built on-the-fly when the page is "constructed" as the user loads it in their browser. Usually this involves dynamic content, where the page is built up of content pulled from a database, depending on the user's actions.

For example, the pages in this dictionary are built on the fly. When you click a letter, the page loads all the matching terms from the database onto the page. When you click on a different letter, the same page loads, but with different content being pulled from the database.

This is usually achieved by using a server-side scripting language, such as PHP in the case of this dictionary.
 


Permalink to this entry

EDIT
   

 

GoDaddy.com Deal of the Week! - 30% off your order! Offer expires 8/14/12.

GoDaddy.com Hosting just $1.99/mo! 120x60  

 

Dictionary Home Add A New Term Find a Web Site DesignerBuy a LogoAbout / ContactLogin Disclaimer

© Copyright 2010 - 2017, WebDesignDictionary.com. All Rights Reserved.
Web Design Dictionary - A glossary of web site design terms
WebDesignDictionary.com is a division of DIR Creative.
Admin Login

God First