Hand Coded Site from 1997 Now Using phpLD

By David | April 21, 2011 | Home | Blog Categories | Spotlight on Great Directories

We are proud to welcome Canny Link to the phpLD family. This was an interesting project because it started out in 1997 as a hand coded directory with just straight HTML pages made with FrontPage. We first created a spider that compiled all the links and categories from the html pages, and then imported them into phpLD. We also maintained the same URL structure, and Canny Link is very much the same as always, but much more managable thanks to phpLD. Here is a testimonial we received from the owner:

CannyLink was created in 1997 as a hand-coded directory using FrontPage. In 2004, CL was acquired by Traffic Connection. Instead of converting CL to a script driven site, I used the uniqueness of maintaining a large hand-coded directory as a way to "stand out in the crowd". Due to the size of the site, and amount of daily submissions, automation became necessary.

I can't thank the guys at PHPLD enough for the amazing job they did on the conversion of CannyLink. It was a large, highly complex, customized project entailing many aspects both design, and technical. The best part of working with PHPLD is that they have a "deep bench" of technicians with different specialties. Different parts of the project were in work simultaneously.

One reason I waited so long before converting CL was because I was concerned about my repeat customer reaction to the change. I am happy to report that business is up, significantly!

I highly recommend both the script, and the crew at PHPLD for design, functionality, and great customer service. Don't hesitate to contact them for a conversion, design change, or script customization. They will help you develop a web directory that will improve your online business.

Louis Crisci

Traffic Connection, Inc.

A big thanks to Louis for choosing phpLD!  

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