WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY
This is FirstPlus Website Development Methodology. It describes how FirstPlus develops the information architecture and graphic design for a corporate website.
FirstPlus develops websites that will give visitors a positive impression of the organization. Specifically the following are required:
The “look and feel” of the website must be very professional, corporate and reassuring to potential visitors,
The site will be easy to navigate and information will be structured so as to enable different users to find the information that is relevant to them.
The design will be flexible enough so that it could be extended should the priorities for communication through the website change.
There should be a Content Management System (CMS) and template based system to enable technical administration of the site.
It should support unlimited email, real audio and video facilities,, search engine submission, powerful stopping cart, and audio streaming
Our main objective is to develop a website that is very professional and corporate looking with easy navigation. Some of the modules will be dynamic so that the website can be updated as often as required with minimum effort.
STRUCTURE OF THE WEBSITE
The website will have into 3 main parts.
1. Front end
Front End, is the section which will be accessible to the end users and end users will be able to find information about your corporation that is published in the website. It displays the contents published, provided navigation and links to different web pages.
2. Admin panel
Admin panel is an interface from where the website and its facilities can be managed and administered. It is only accessible to the systems administrator. It involves all activities for maintaining, supporting configuring the website, the users security and management, updating the content of the dynamic modules of the website, email activity and facility, password administration, statistical analysis, CMS and search engine administration, providing backup and security administration.
3. Back end
This is the section where the information in the website is stored. It will be updated by the admin panel and accessed from the front end. It includes the database, coding, data dictionary, accessing links CMS facilities, search engines facility and so on.
HOW WE WORK – web design process
FirstPlus’s website design process is as follows:
Step 1. Project Planning Meeting – Kick of meeting
The project starts with the Project Planning Meeting: Kick-Off Meeting. The aims of this meeting are as follows:
To introduce our Project Manager, Lead designer and other team members
To also know team lead and members
To allocate resources and define expectations
To set up a communication and reporting process
To review the project schedule, establish milestones and assign responsibilities
To brief on necessary guidelines (to be adopted) in the website design and development.