web applications vs. custom desktop software. These are the two scenarios that I am posed with in designing an attendance/registration system for our organization. Are there disadvantages to web application vs. a desktop software. I imagine there is more power in the coding aspect of most programs compared to web application development. I know its an abstract question, but I wanted to see what the experts have to say on this subject. Is there really no difference? The application I will need to design will register individuals, take their daily attendance, and then output statistics. Also any ideas on how to best develop such a program may be appreciate.