Database Driven Websites
What: A web page that grabs information from a database (the web page is connected to the database by programming) and inserts that information into the web page each time it is loaded. If the information stored in the database changes, the web page connected to the database will also change automatically without human intervention..
Why: The power it gives you when designing and redesigning your pages or even customizing the experience for individual users and content types. You only need to design and maintain a handful of pages to deliver thousands of pages of dynamic content. It can also be made to be highly searchable and organized making your content far more accessible to the end user.
What: An individual web page or a small cluster of pages which are meant to function as a discrete entity within an existing website or to complement an offline activity. The microsite’s main landing page most likely has its own domain name or subdomain.
Why: To market a new product or service offering. To serve as the landing area for a pay per click (PPC) marketing campaign. To communicate a specific message to a niche target audience. To promote a one-time special event or contest. To leverage a keyword group as part of a search engine optimization (SEO) program.
What: An interface for a service oriented architecture (SOA), in which Web-based applications dynamically interact with other Web applications using open standards that include XML running over HTTP, UDDI and SOAP.
Why: Any application can communicate with any application using Web Services. They can be accessed by humans via a Web-based client interface. Code re-use is another reason, instead of having to create a custom service for each unique requirement. Portions of a service are simply re-used as necessary.
What: An API is a specification intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other. An API may include specifications for routines, data structures, object classes and variables.
Why: You can generate automatic keyword, ad text, URL, and custom reports. You can integrate data with other databases, such as inventory systems. You develop additional tools and applications to help you better manage accounts.
What: Large amounts of information which can lead to the development of new opportunities for the organization. This information can provide an organization with a competitive advantage in their market.
Why: Help you understand customer behavior. Make you aware of emerging crises. Help streamline operations. Reduce resources and labor costs used for the collation, analysis and distribution of vital business data. Help develop and deliver better forecasting
What: A website that allows it’s visitors to communicate with it. Visitors are allowed to make actions related to the website’s content.
Why: An interactive website gives visitors ways to participate. Web visitors expect to interact meaningfully with websites. When visitors get what they want on a website they will stay longer, return repeatedly and post links of the site elsewhere on the Internet.
What: Is a set of processes and technologies that support the collection, managing, and publishing of information in any form or medium. It may take the form of text (such as electronic documents), multimedia files (such as audio or video files), or any other file type that follows a content lifecycle requiring management.
Why: The design, structure and content can be recreated and adjusted independent of the other areas. This separation gives you flexible strength. It provides a graphical user interface that allows the editor to create content, add images and multimedia files, create content schedules and decentralized maintenance.
What: A website designed for the small screens of smartphones. Mobile sites render their pages in narrow columns and often provide only a subset of their regular website.
Why: More and more people are using mobile devices to access the Internet. Mobile-friendly websites receive higher mobile search engine rankings. Mobile-friendly websites have higher speed, making the visitor experience more pleasurable.
What: The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems. It draws on such technologies as electronic fund transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange, inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems.
Why: You are available 24/7/365. Expand geographical reach and customer base. Build customer loyalty. Provide customers valuable information about your business. Collect customer data. Increase visibility through search engine marketing.
What: Is directly marketing a commercial message to a group of people using email. It usually involves using email to send ads, request business, or solicit sales or donations, and is meant to build loyalty, trust, or brand awareness.
Why: Reduces your time and effort of direct marketing. Your targets get real-time messages that are personalized. Reduce overhead costs. More frequent communication. You can segment users and build a database.
What: Includes web- and mobile-based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among organizations, communities, and individuals. It is ubiquitously accessible and enabled by scalable communication techniques.
Why: You will increase awareness of the organization. Increase traffic to the website. Greater favorable perceptions of the brand. Able to monitor conversations about the organization. Improve insights about your target market. Increase new business.
What: Is the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies as a result of our teaching. The goals are to improve one’s capability, capacity and performance.
Why: This gives you the ability to maintain your software and not paying for services to maintain it for you. You will have the ability to expand who uses the software now that someone internally is trained.
We are finding out what the needs of the end user are. We are creating a requirements specification document that points out everything that is needed for the program to be set up in this phase, which is vital to the next phase.
We work on the technical design and graphical design. This will enhance the requirements specification document by expanding the additional wireframes and test case design where applicable. The full system architecture is drawn in this phase.
We are writing the source code of the programs.
We take the whole design and construction and put it under a test to check its functionality. Any errors will surface during this point in the project and be fixed
This is the integration, where the organization puts the software in use after it has been successfully tested. This is considered a final code release.
This phase entails ensuring that the system will continue to perform as desired.