Content has been declared to be the king of the highly searchable web and mobile media. Content drives search results; content brings web and mobile traffic. New content increases frequent visits and customer loyalty. Original content builds up authority positions and differentiates in a saturated market place.
Whatever the reasons for web and mobile content, it is our job to support our clients web and mobile media goals by delivering custom content management solutions tailored to their specific needs and demands. We’ve been developing content management systems on a PHP/MySQL platform since 2008. Our content management systems not only support text and image management but they also integrate with our custom developed PHP/MySQL web applications for special content uploading.
We utilize our web application design and development for reducing errors and streamlining content upload processes for special content structures and feature requirements. For instance, rather than posting documents via a text editor system we can create a custom web application with custom interfaces for each content increment such as document name, document class, document type, link, keywords and so on.
Some examples of our PHP/MySQL web application based systems for custom content management systems are:
- Event calendar system
- FAQ system
- Documents upload system
- Documents classification system
- Photo album system
- Community messaging system
- Time based content upload system
- User support system
- Knowledge base system
- Private messaging system
- Mobile interfaces for managing content
- System reports
For the increasing number of clients benefiting from a mobile site and/or mobile app we make sure that all of their media content streams from the same source minimizing any needs for uploading the same content twice or maintaining two different platforms. With efficient content management systems in place, content creation can be systemized for fast and easy workflows.
DQ Estimating is an Austin, Texas based development company of a professional estimating software system DQ2000.
Interaria’s web design and development team created a custom web identity design, layout and code for DQ Estimating. Our full solution includes a PHP/MYSQL content management system that allows fast and convenient web updates by the DQ Estimating staff. The website is at http://www.dqestimating.com
Your website may have very different content and structure needs 12 months from now. Scalability design creates elegant solutions for new page, content, data and growth.
The website scalability design process approaches a website as a dynamic platform that accommodates and adjusts to new brand messaging, new content and revised navigation structures. While some decisions may need to made in the context of the website’s layout style, page layout styles, and integration of identity elements, the website’s content – and the navigation that controls it – at least in most parts should be regarded as fluid as possible.
Core to scalability design is a strong commitment to functionalism: the design’s positive attributes and identity should not pose significant compromises to the website’s usability, content growth, content reduction, and changes in the navigation structure.
Website Scalability Design increases the website’s usability by planning out…
- design and code for new pages so that they can be seamlessly created and integrated to the site’s navigation structure
- design and code for sub-menu designs that can be expanded without breaking any existing design or page layout
- content structure design that can be expanded without breaking any existing design or page layout
- design and code for AJAX animations that allow content increase and content deduction
- design and code for online store management that allows catalog growth, new product categories, and cross-referencing new products
- design and code for member activity management that takes into account a growing member base on the site and how an increased interaction displays and functions on the site
- CMS code that allows managing new content types
- CMS usability and user-flow design that functions optimally even if the amount go content and pages to be managed grows significantly
- documenting any restrictions in content growth, such as number of allowed characters in dynamic form fields
Your website may have very different content and structure needs 12 months from now. Scalability planning and testing make sure that each website and web application can elegantly handle an increased number of web pages, increased text and digital content and increased data input by a growing number of site’s users.
A CMS Admin design process includes designing and customizing the CMS Admin area with the same design dedication that is applied to the website’s front-end design process.
Website’s identity, layout style and user interfaces are typically illustrated in a detailed manner for a client to be able to fully assess the design and development plan for the website. This is a wonderful but unfortunately not always enough. The future website owner should also be introduced to the CMS Admin area usability and user-flow designs as the site owner and/or other members in the company will be using the Content Management System on a daily or weekly basis.
Especially when the front-end web design includes image rich features, different types of text formatting, complex tables and other data formatting, it is important to provide a view to the back-end Admin area design for the client to be able to fully assess the requirements for maintaining such complex features.
A CMS Admin design process includes designing and customizing the CMS Admin area with the same design dedication that is applied to the website’s front-end design process. This includes illustrating the look and feel of the back-end CMS interfaces, mapping a user-flow for each interface (such as how many clicks are required, what is the required learning curve), and providing the client an opportunity for proper testing rounds and an opportunity to give feedback.
Interaria’s custom approach to Content Management System development allows us to design and customize CMS Admin areas for reaching an optimal user experience. We take CMS usability and user-flow seriously. We recognize that websites should be designed for ALL users, including the site owner and staff that frequently use CMS systems.
By choosing an advanced level Content Management System, often referred to as an ‘enterprise’ level system, your company can take control over even the most demanding data variables crucial in publishing appropriate content.
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