early days of the Internet, all a company needed to produce an effective
presence on the web was a copy of FrontPage and a small space on someone's
have changed a bit since then.
Today, web sites are more than electronic billboards. They are advertising
vehicles, store fronts, distribution channels and support systems. They
are training centers, conference rooms, and vital lines of communication.
They represent the most flexible and cost-effective platform for enterprise
system development we have ever imagined.
Our approach to web site design and development is based on our years
of experience. We're not desktop publishers, trying to port a limited
skill set from print to the web. First and foremost, we are software developers,
and we apply the same analytical methods to all our software system projects.
below are some of the advantages we can offer
begin planning the site, we work with the client to make sure that they
have considered all the possible uses that the site can fulfill.
sure that they do not under-estimate what can be done with a web server,
and that their existing information resources are examined to determine
how they can be utilized to maximize the effectiveness of the site.
and Content Development
implementing a given web site is the easy part, once it has been properly
provide you with a comprehensive range of services to help you create
and develop your site's content and design its visual appearance.
provide everything from basic data-entry, writing and editorial skills,
to advanced art direction, user interface design and development of instructional
visit web sites just to see glitzy animation and special effects any more.
They come to get information, and they expect this information to be comprehensive,
up to date, well organized and easy to access.
the development of the site, we employ a range of technologies that enable
the on-going development of the content, graphic design and structure
to proceed efficiently and independently.
create HTML pages - we create databases and software that generates the
HTML pages. This approach enables us to experiment with the design, make
sweeping changes to the site structure, and continuously develop and update
the content, producing the finished site in far less time (cost) than
an HTML authoring team could.
sites today can be implemented as a simple set of HTML pages. Search engines,
membership directories, product catalogs and web-based instructional applications
- these and other advanced content systems require more than can be produced
by an HTML author.
in employing relational database technology, cross-platform scripting
and Dynamic HTML to produce sophisticated, interactive dynamic-content
complex software system, a web site requires rigorous testing to identify
and fix bugs before the site is exposed to the public.
professional, systematic testing methods to each site we develop, insuring
that every visitor has a completely trouble-free experience.
a partial list of the kinds of components we have developed for our clients'
web sites and web-based systems.
the special areas of your site that are intended for use only by a predefined
group of users, or to those users who have sufficiently identified themselves.
to effectively display information based on date or time, such as a "Calendar
of Events" page, or a workshop schedule for a conference website.
site's users to access and work with tabular lists of information, such
as address-lists, URLs, chapters, regional representatives, and so forth.
Group/User Forum Systems
systems that allow users to submit their comments, questions and opinions,
store the user submissions and allow subsequent users to review and respond
that allow large collections of documents to be stored in a web-ready
format and to be quickly located and retrieved via the web.
Set up a
virtual storefront on your web site, allowing users to purchase subscriptions
to special areas of the site or special services you provide, or to browse
an on-line catalog of your products and place orders via an electronic
web site to allow users to sign up for news and update notices.
the technical support costs for employees and customers by compiling solutions
to their most common problems and making them available on your web site.
members of your project team or work group to communicate, delegate, track
and report progress via the web.
approach to collecting user information "from the source", ranging in
complexity from simple guest book pages to secure enrollment and subscription
employees and/or clients to allocate and confirm the availability of company
resources such as conference rooms, equipment and support personnel.
the standard navigation controls in your site by enabling your users to
quickly find the specific information they need.
web site to conduct marketing, employee or customer-satisfaction research
in a manner that is convenient, cost-effective, and statistically accurate.
from your web site users by allowing them to post opinions and ratings
on specific pages or sections of the site.
company to meet its training requirements by combining professional instructional
design with web-based software to not only deliver the training material,
but to also track the progress of individual students and of the training
organization is interested in developing a site that is effectively designed,
inexpensive to maintain, and can grow and adapt as rapidly as the people
it represents, give us a call. Let us show you how our full-service approach
can save you money and provide you with a greater return on your investment
in web technology.