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Dynamic User Account Systems

In case your company wants to provide any user exclusive information or create custom user experiences, then user account systems are the way to go. To summarize, we can identify three different needs for user accounts according to the website’s business model:
1) Client account systems for customers to access specific information and files,
2) Customer account systems for online stores, and
3) Member websites that require registration for participation.

Interaria develops on a PHP/MySQL database platform custom data driven user account systems to meet with the requirements of your website’s business model and the outline for ideal user experiences.

1) Client Login / Account Systems

Client accounts are very commonly needed for customers/clients to be able to access unique data and project specific files. In these cases accounts are typically assigned by the website owner (service provider). Examples of the cases for different industry based uses are many:

a) Creative industry (architects, designers, builders, photographers, consultants): sharing design and project files and tracking progress online is often crucial in order to create effective customer relationships.

b) Real estate agents: creating custom lists of properties by the customer’s specific needs creates efficiency and trust.

c) Financial and medical industry: Any monetary or sensitive information should be password protected and highly case sensitive.

Customers benefit from having an access to online accounts where they can view (and comment) project files and documents specifically designed or assigned for them. Interaria creates custom solutions based on individual needs. For instance we can create solutions that let you:

  • post a file and define users (members) who can see it
  • create custom slide shows and special image libraries
  • associate a time stamp to any shared file to specify when it will expire
  • send an automated email to your customer every time you post a new project file
  • delete and re-organize files
  • let your customer leave notes/comments associated to each file
  • let your customers reset their password

A client login and account system is one type of Web application that “talks” with a database and runs on your Web server. Visually the interface and pages can be custom designed to match with your website or unique visual requirements according to each project.

2) Customer Account Systems for Online Stores

Online stores are often designed to give an option to create a customer account. While many online stores don’t make this mandatory the benefits are faster check out times with saved billing and address information. The accounts are also beneficial in storing previous order data and receipts and tracking packages. Typically customers have an option to create an account while checking out. Standard features are also secure password retrieval/reset process, and options to manage communication settings (such as wanting or not wanting to receive promotional emails).

3) Member account systems for specified online participation

Member accounts and user systems are these days everyday life on the Web. Typically any tracked interactivity by a visitor requires some form of quick registration in order to participate to discussions, leave ratings, post comments, and engage with other members. Examples of website features that require and/or benefit from member account systems are many:

  • Posting product reviews and ratings
  • Accessing member exclusive news
  • Leaving comments
  • Participating to interactive games
  • Saving items to Favorite lists
  • Sharing photos and video
  • Scheduling a service or an appointment online

Dallas Web design & development company Interaria develops PHP/MySQL database driven custom Web applications. Setting up a user account system is typically one of the first steps in the process of designing entire database driven website features and user interfaces.

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Choose the Driver Seat with a Database Driven CMS

Take control over the content growth and updates on your website! Interaria specializes in developing Content Management Systems (CMS) that increase the life span and dynamic nature of a website. Our Content Management solutions constitute of custom developed Web applications integrated to your company’s website and fully planned according to your company’s unique content update and growth needs. Our Content Management solutions are custom coded by the Interaria team in PHP/MySQL database programming language.

With a dynamic Content Management solution in place, our clients are not looking at a static website but are able to manage and increase the content on their site without any ties to us or our website and without any requirements for HTML coding skills.

Interaria’s CMS solutions set our clients independently to

  • Add and edit website’s text content
  • Publish, re-organize, delete and re-size website’s image content
  • Manage and expand project portfolios (always a custom solution based on client’s needs)
  • Manage and expand product catalogs (always a custom solution based on client’s needs)
  • Manage and expand team and staff pages
  • Publish, organize and index/categorize (for search results) newsletters, press releases, resource documents
  • Upload photos with titles and text descriptions to a slide show
  • Generate new subpages with new content (that follow a pre-set structural logic; different format options possible)
  • Publish content for public or turn its status ’off-line’

— This is all done through a custom designed, password protected special Admin interface that resides in the client’s website and web server, and all without any requirements for HTML skills or code knowledge.

When should my company consider a Content Management System (CMS)?

Content Management System is a database integrated custom Web application that a website owner can access via Admin interface and utilize for updating website’s text and image content without any special coding such as HTML development skills. Even with HTML skilled staff in hand, CMS should be considered for streamlining frequent Web Master work on sections that require frequent updates (such as News, Events, Projects) as it reduces the total work time and decreases chances for coding errors or code typos. Interaria always custom designs and codes CMS so that your site’s future content growth takes place according to the set design and Web architecture structure established during the site’s “Message & Design” phase.

What are the benefits of having a Content Management System?

The benefits of utilizing and building up your company’s website content through CMS are:

  • Minimizing visual styling errors during site updates by using already set style options
  • Faster overall update time
  • Streamlined update routine, no chaos
  • Update responsibilities are not tied to IT personnel
  • Empowerment to edit and add content to the site as often and and as much and as little as needed without worrying about update costs
  • Generated content can be tied to database for custom searches on the website
  • Photo upload system may re-size photos for the Web (with no requirement to use Photoshop or some other image edit program)
  • Interaria utilizes PHP/MySQL programming language for custom programming CMS code and systems. PHP is an open source based programming language with no ties to expensive software or server licenses for your company (such as not the case with cold fusion based code for instance). PHP is a very widely accepted and popular code language, and today many large companies (for instance Facebook) has chosen to develop their sites on a PHP platform after experiencing continuous hick-ups with other programming languages that used to be regarded as more commercial.
  • Interaria is a design driven Web media agency. Our CMS solutions are coded for fully custom designed websites according to your company’s brand messaging and identity design needs. Unlike template CMS solutions, Interaria’s CMS solution gives us free hands to design each site the way we want it. Our design and technology team work hand in hand making sure everything in your site is in balance. Our sophisticated technology solutions enable us to code brand focused graphics design content in each website and systemize it for CMS solutions where needed.
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Website Architecture Design For Aesthetic, Functional and Technical Balance

Interaria regards Web architecture design as an important phase in establishing a creative balance in all Web site elements, and ultimately in the final product. Web architecture design develops and tests our project files against three criteria: aesthetic (visual), functional and technical

For instance, let’s say we are to design a call-to-action icon that includes text: The aesthetic criterion would be that the call-to-action icon looks visually appealing and engaging to call in action, and is balanced and parallel to the company’s brand identity; the functional criterion would be that the web site visitor finds the information on the icon relevant and can easily read the text and click on the link(s); the technical criterion would be that the call-to-action icon can be programmed with modern Web programming language(s), and that there is a clear technical plan in place with regards to how the icon can be updated. In essence, a solid web site architecture is advocacy for all three criteria. If one of the criteria is not fully met, Interaria takes the web site element or section under the development back to the drawing board and further develops that feature until it meets the standards outlined in each criterion.

Web sites designed and developed against these three criteria will be more successful in engaging customers and establishing a solid platform for marketing and informing. The larger the scale for the web development project, the more of importance it is to go through this process in detail for establishing Web media that has a long, organic online lifespan.

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Effective Website Layout Design

Dallas Web Design Company Interaria regards that designing an effective website layout requires establishing a balanced synergy among several design principles. We have modeled these principles below into five clusters:

1) Modern “genre” (concept and style) driven layout design principle: Establishing a layout style that is valued in the current stream of online media. Strictly avoiding dated “old” layout concepts.

2) Industry driven layout design principle: Understanding industry specific concepts and styles.

3) Demographics driven layout design principle: Basing layout design concepts on the understanding of the visitor’s age, sex, location and surfing behavior.

4) Brand identity driven layout design principle: A) Establishing creative ways to integrate company’s (client’s) identity elements to the layout; B) Approaching the layout design as a brand differentiating identity factor in re-enforcing the brand.

5) Hardware and software driven layout design principle: Taking into account several technical and functional criteria such as the age and type of computers that will be used to surf the website, use of mobile devices, typically used resolution settings, importance of overall visual impact, requirements to change an established scale in the future.

Layout design provides walls for the house — it is a highly significant phase in the process of creating effective customized Web media that has a long online lifespan.

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Logo Design by the Dallas Web Design Company Interaria

Dallas Web Design Company Interaria provides also custom vector based logo designs. Our logo design work is typically carried through as a part of a web design and development project. If your company already has a logo but you would like to have it re-designed, this is also possible.

Below are samples of Interaria’s logo design work. Please visit our Web Design Portfolio if you’d like to learn more about these projects:

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Interaria Launches a New Website for Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters is an Austin, Texas based European style coffee house. Interaria created a modern image rich interactive website reflecting the coffee house’s beautiful location and a wide array of tastes and delights. Interaria has been Mozart’s exclusive web developer since 2003. This is a third version of their website. Emphasis for the year 2011 is a full ability to manage the website’s content by the Mozart’s staff, and setting Mozart’s to an interactive path with site integrated social media features. The site is coded with XHTML, AJAX, PHP and MySQL web programming languages, providing a modern data driven code base for site-wide content management. Visit Interaria Web Design Portfolio to view full case study. Please contact Dallas Web Design Company Interaria at 214-909-3900 for more information about this project or our Web design and development services.

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Interaria CMS Solutions – For the customized look

Content Management is the latest buzz word that almost any relevant web design and development company needs to drop to their website in order to come across current. We are no different. However, we enter to this game head held high: Interaria has been developing for several years now custom content management solutions for our clients. We do not just integrate open source content management systems with our websites and call them our own. Our content management systems are custom coded with PHP/MySQL database language, and each feature is fully customized according to the website development needs of our clients. We do utilize some open source aspects (such as text editor) but unlike most public content management systems, our system is always customized to make each design and style possible – never the other way around. In fact, if you go through our portfolio, you can note that it is almost impossible to point what sections of each website are integrated with a content management system. There aren’t any generic template looks – the code base is seamless, smooth and integrated with each company’s corporate web identity. Learn more about Interaria CMS solutions.

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