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School Website Development Presentation

  1. 1. Wahandisi Web Solutions Web Development Presentation for a School Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  2. 2. Presentation Aims 1. Introduction 3. Our Understanding of the Project 5. Overview of the Existing Environment 7. Project Management - Development Process 9. Techniques and Technologies employed 11. Platforms - Tools used 13. Questions/Answers Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  3. 3. Introduction Wahandisi Web Solutions Company • We specialize on Web Based OPENSOURCE Systems. We develop websites using Joomla based frameworks. We offer Joomla made websites mainly because of their flexibility and high level security. Wahandisi has the tools to help you get started; technical expertise, knowledge, and a desire to make sure that the website re-design project is successful • Joomla! is an award-winning Content Management System (CMS) that will help you build websites and other powerful online applications. Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to everybody. Joomla! can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and multimedia to community based profiles or setting up events schedules Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  4. 4. Our Understanding of the Project • That the school has been in existence since 1939 and has established itself as a distinguished school with high class and morals, distinguished members of the society locally and internationally. • That there is a family spirit among saints members that needs to be maintained esp. through the look and feel of the site • That, the school aims to link to its alumni members via an interactive website. • At the same time, have the current website re-designed to reflect latest design technologies and standards • That, the school requires a website that is modern, simple and timeless as well as user-friendly • To that end therefore, saints is not just aiming strategic information delivery to its clients, but to stay abreast with technology and remain competitive without compromising on the school’s traditions. • This school is looking for company that is flexible to work with…..a company that understands the detailed requirements of all its users and convert these requirements into a dynamic and user friendly website. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  5. 5. Overview of the Existing Environment • The current web site located at http://samplesite and is comprised of seven major sections (About us, Academic Programs, Curricula, General Information, Extra Curricula and Alumni). • Current good points about the website  Look and feel The website has made good use of professional true type fonts that makes the site look very clean, and legible  Fast loading The biggest single reason visitors do not stay at a Website is that it takes too long to load, however the current web site seems to have overcome this hurdle. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  6. 6. Overview of the Existing Environment  Browser Compatibility  The site is compatible for viewing across a wide range of user platforms and browsers.  Precise (Right) Information  The website is simple, with precise content for the user, which aids in positioning of the website when it comes to Search Engine Robots. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  7. 7. Weak points about the website  Information Structure  The website is rich in content which has to be more organised to avoid diverting attention from the main content. A clear, crisp view of the information on the site is paramount in relation to finding specific information on the site. Information must be easily found and presented in such a way as to encourage use. Information on the site must be able to be quickly and easily updated, by Saints.  Interactivity  Without interactivity, a Website is purely a book online. Interactive sites capture user details online and monitor what users do inside the system. The more visitors can interact and 'do things' on the site, the more likely they are to revisit, regardless of the age group Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  8. 8. Weak points about the website  Consistency, Look and feel  Although the website has a relatively large amount of consistency, there is a need to develop consistent information architecture, an attribute that will significantly lower the cost of maintenance and increase usability. There is also a need to increase a look of professionalism through the use of white-spaces  Navigation  Improving the navigation structure will greatly increase the usability of the website, in this case, the use of breadcrumbs provide a good affordance to the user while navigating the site.  Graphics and Multimedia  Although the site should be mainly text based, we are encouraging the use of professional images to visually stimulate the user and make him/her relate more to content. These will have to be optimised to avoid compromising on the site’s fast loading nature. flash and video files needs to be used sparingly but effectively Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  9. 9. Project Management - Development Process • Identification: Identify different users and their tasks/needs. • Requirements: Determine the tasks and users the design will support • Design: base design representation & dialog sequences on these tasks • Walkthrough Evaluations: Go through these tasks to test the interface on the basis of the design model used. • Document action steps • Drive to completion Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  10. 10. Techniques and Technologies employed • HCI Principles - Humanistic Aspects : • Improve users’ task performance and reduce their effort • Prevent disastrous user errors • Offer enjoyable, engaging and satisfying interaction experiences • Promote trust • Keep design simple • Information Retrieval: High Ranking • System Security: Web Security Vulnerabilities Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  11. 11. Platforms - Tools Used Open Source Software Joomla Professionally Designed Content Management System Web Site Templates Joomla Program Extensions for Additional Functionality Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  12. 12. Open Source Software • A program in which the source code for computer for computer programs is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, ie, open. • Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers from all over the world improve upon the code and share the changes within the open source community. • A company or individual can use any open source software without paying any license fee Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  13. 13. Joomla CMS • Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to everybody. • Joomla! can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalogue or taking online reservations. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  14. 14. Joomla Extensions • Joomla extensions • Sample Extensions are programs that • Photo Galleries and add more multimedia functionality to the basic CMS. • Calendars • There are currently • E-Commerce 2,722 extensions for • Newsletter Joomla,with new • Blogs extensions being • Forums added every month • And many more... Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  15. 15. Professional Web Sites Templates • Web site templates for professionally designed web sites that are fully customizable to meet your companies needs. • Easy customization - Color and width variations via advanced configuration. • Modern design with Usability & Accessibility, W3C Web standards compliance. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  16. 16. Professional Web Sites Templates Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  17. 17. Professional Web Sites Templates Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  18. 18. Professional Web Sites Templates Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  19. 19. Professional Web Sites Templates Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  20. 20. Cost comparison – Joomla CMS Site vs. non-CMS Site • Compare costs of a Joomla CMS web site to a non-CMS web site. Custom Research Service Joomla CMS Cost* Non-CMS Cost* Web Hosting pet year 3,500 6,000 CMS Software Free N/A Installation Costs 3,500 0 Development Costs 80,000 150,000 Maintenance Costs 0 20,000 Additional Functionality Free 25,000 Total Costs ≈ 100,000 ≈ 200,000 * Cost of depends on project Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya! scope
  21. 21. Techniques and Technologies employed • LAMP/WAMP Client – Server Environment: • Database Server: MySQL. • Web Server: Apache • Operating Systems: Debian and Windows XP • PHP 4 Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  22. 22. Platforms - Tools Used Platforms: • Windows XP Professional: Installed on a local PC. • Knoppix 3.0: Linux - Debian Operating System. Tools: • Adobe Macromedia DreamWeaver CS3: For scripting and coding • MySQL 4.0: Backend • PHPMyAdmin - Database Construction & Administration. • Xtreem SiteXpert 7.0: For DHTML and Java script Menu navigation generation along with sitemap generation. • SwiSHmax 2.0: For Flash animation. • VieletCam 1.7: For shockwave - tutorial movies. • Adobe Photoshop CS: For Website look and feel – Icons alteration. • Filezilla: For FTP web page management - files upload/Download. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  23. 23. Key benefits to your business • Gain Total Control of Your Web Site. • You Make Timely Content Changes • You Gain the Functionality to Grow You Business • Save Maintenance Costs • Use the Marketing Tools That Large Companies Use • User Registrations • Newsletter Promotion • E-Commerce – Credit Cards Procession over the Web • Database Marketing • Affiliate Marketing • Plus more…. Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  24. 24. Next steps • Determine how much of the online market am I reaching? • Determine how much money do I spend keeping my web site current? • Learn how you attract web site traffic • Learn how to turn visitors into customers • Get Started using your web site Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!
  25. 25. Contact Information • Ken Odhiambo • Wahandisi Web Solutions • P. O Box 35422 – 00200 • Nairobi • http://www.wahandisi.com • info@wahandisi.com • Mobile: 0733-999-235 • 0722-278934 Visit www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Website Design in Kenya!

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