A client of ours was setting up a small training company. They needed a web site that could easily be updated with course dates, venues, and course material.
Our solution was to create a database driven web site, with two interfaces. One, a publicly accessible site, which allows visitors to determine where and when the next course was being held. We also included useful information such as maps, past trainee comments and a news page. The latest headline items are displayed on every page with an accompanying link.
The administration interface allows this data to be added, edited or deleted. Courses are only shown on the web page as long as they are in the future, so the client does not have to continuously delete old courses. The news items can be assigned a 'valid from' date, and well as an 'end' date. This means the client can write a press release in advance and only have it shown from the date they want.
This ensures that the client has complete control over the content of the site. They have no need for a web designer every time they need a course date changed, as the design of the site is separate from the content, being template based. They could have a complete site makeover without having to change a single piece of content.