Example oneThis rotating cube uses a combination of CSS and jQuery. Clicking on it causes a form to pop up asking you for your email address. When the email is submitted, you will notice that we are not redirected in order to create the database queried. I have used Ajax to handle this request so we stay on the page. When the Ajax request returns successful it closes out the process and leaves a thank you message.
The Back End...
I primarily use PHP as my server-side language. For bespoke Application builds I'm inclined to reach for a nice framework such as Laravel or Yii.
However, we all know there's no point in reinventing the wheel so when it comes to an SME's business requirements, a good content management system won't lead us astray. For ecommerce I use OpenCart. An open source solution that offers almost everything an online store could need right out of the box.
And for brochure sites I go for the most famous CMS - Wordpress, which now accounts for 25% of the internet today!
This site uses Wordpress with a custom built theme.