5 simple ways for getting website project completed by your agency faster.

Just got a brief from the boss that the website needs to be revamped?

The reason can be various, ranging from user visits dropping, numerous complaints from the stakeholders that the information on the website is obsolete, the design is dated etc. All those who have gone through the trauma of getting a project done through an agency will really understand this post very well. This blog is to help such people who are planning to execute a website project (Or a microsite) in the coming days.

  1. Content compilation
    This should be decided way before the website execution work starts. All stakeholders should be made aware that they would need to share their sections’ content before the agency is briefed about the requirements. Of course, there are exceptions for sections like Investors or News and Media which needs latest content. Here also, if this is a complete new website then these documents need to be kept ready at least for the initial content when the website goes live.The agency have to meet all the stakeholders of that project to do a proper and well documented requirement gathering so that no section content should be missing or should be kept for later which leads to lot of delays and chaos.
  2. Faster internal approvals
    All the inner stakeholders should be given a heads up on when and for what the approvals would be needed. Other than critical design approvals, for the rest of the designs a deadline should be mentioned.For eg. “Please note that if there is no feedback received by 6 pm today we will assume that the design is ok for going into HTML production.”
    This will ensure that the team member will either share a feedback or an approval around that stipulated time.IMP NOTE: The design stage is the actual Critical Path for a website project. Time saved here makes a huge impact on the overall timelines and considerably reduces the project time.
  3. Image Bank/Guidelines
    If there is an image guideline for your Organisation then that should be kept ready before hand from your internal creative team or your external brand creative consultant. If there is an Image Bank or Online stock image account that needs to be shared with the Agency at the earliest.Open source file of the Logo should be kept handy and shared with the agency. The open source file formats include .psd, .ai or .eps
  4. Server Hosting and Domain
    Domain name management is the other most important aspect of a website. By default, the ownership of the domain name should remain with the client. The agency can be given the task of managing and renewing the domain name.The hosting should be a done on a reliable hosting server as it is imperative that the website should never be down anytime.The hosting details should be shared at least 2-3 weeks before making the website live. If the staging server (testing server) is same as the live server then there will no issue. Otherwise the development team will need time to check whether all the software and plugins are in place for the final deployment. It will be a nightmare for both parties if server details are shared at the last moment and it is found that due to some software or plugins missing the website going live must be postponed.
  5. Change Requests
    This is the typical flow of a website project:
    Wireframe >> Design >> HTML >> Tech >> Testing >> UAT
    The user journey and flow should finalised during the wireframe level itself. Worst case scenario, the changes to the flow can be taken up during the design, assuming that it is a minor deviation from the wireframe. Changing the flow or deviating the flow or functionality done during production is complete no no! Because, if any change is requested after the UAT has been shared by the agency, the team will have to again go back to the drawing board (wireframes) and rethink lot of things. The agency has every right to charge for this additional effort which will have to borne by the client.

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Which is better – .Net or PHP? A review of .Net’s untapped potential

Sr. Programmer BC Web Wise

Aamod Joshi

I have been working @bcwebwise for three years now, and during my tenure I have come across many requirements such as social networking, gaming, brand campaigns, etc. When I say let’s do it in .NET, there is often a client response – “Why not PHP? It’s quicker, cost effective!” or “It quickly integrates with social media. So, why .Net?”

This really got me worried, I assume this might be the case with other programmers too, and there might be an assumption at client end that PHP is the safer bet. Worrisome more given that PHP programmers are fewer in number and as a result, also more expensive. Let me quickly add that I am not a champion for Microsoft. The views expressed here are unbiased and simply to provide the benefits of .Net that should not be ignored.

Free Resources Are Available For .Net Too

PHP is not the only platform with free resources.Microsoft provides Visual Studio Express framework which is free and easy to use. It gives powerful inbuilt controls, some of which are just drag and drop and it’s done. Developers don’t need to write a single piece of code saving ample programming time.

Enhanced Interactive Web Experience With ASP.NET AJAX

Visual studio provides inbuilt AJAX toolkit which provides a powerful infrastructure to write reusable, customizable and extensible ASP.NET AJAX extenders and controls, as well as a rich array of controls that can be used out of the box to create amazing interactive web experience. Don’t believe it? Check these one page websites created using Ajax and get blown over! Don’t miss the soul link in the Tria website example shown here.

Anyone Can Build Their Own Mobile App!

Visual Studio 2013 can power mobile applications with responsive design frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap. Using CSS framework or open grid system, or even jQuery Mobile or Sencha and create apps with PhoneGap. More recently, and on Beta at the time of writing, Microsoft’s launch of Windows Phone App Studio. This is a web based application that allows anyone to build an application without writing a piece of code.

Free Database Software – Scalable, Reliable, User-Friendly Servers

Databases are used in a variety of different applications, from simple data entry lists to complex databases used to track millions of records. Microsoft has given SQL Express as a free database software. This is a very popular and powerful database software. SQL servers provide scalability, stability, reliability, and are user-friendly. It comes with graphical interface and step by step instructions so even beginners can create databases with minimum efforts. Further, SQL servers provides stored procedures which is very useful from preventing attack of sql injection.

Security for Coding

AntiXSS – Cross site scripting known as (XSS) is a frequent way that hackers attack sites. They used various types of methods to hack websites such as sql injection, inserting malicious script through URLs. To prevent from this attacks Microsoft has introduced antixss library in visual studio which is free of cost. Anti-XSS is a powerful tool and free of cost that uses to prevent from malicious script attack.

Reports

RDLC reports Report definition language client side in short RDLC reports is very good choice for creating reports. Visual studio provides inbuilt feature to create reports. Using RDLC we can create various types of reports with user friendly GUI (graphic user interface). Reports are specially used for printing. Also these reports can be exported in pdf, word document and in word excel format.

Third party integration

Visual Studio provides inbuilt functionality to create web services. Web services are very useful when SQL data is required by a third party and we don’t want to give them access to our private sql data. So we can provide them web services which they can use and fetch the data. But they can’t see the logic coding or logic that how they are getting this data.

These are more components and frameworks such as WPF, WCF, and LINQ which are also very useful.

I am not saying .Net language is best in the market and better than PHP, Java, Pearl, etc because every language has its own advantages and drawbacks. No language is 100% perfect. But I believe there is still lot of untapped potential in .Net which remains unexploited.

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