This rating survey was conducted to find whether or non a dynamic web site can be used to a great consequence on a basic booklet web site. The research was aimed to measure how a dynamic web site can be used to better a concern and assist it to happen possible new clients. Could a website be used as a cost effectual option to engaging new gross revenues staff. Research was besides conducted to see if a PHP CMS could be used for clients who have no cognition on HTML to update the web site at a ulterior day of the month.
The research sampled three linguistic communications available that can be used to construct dynamic web sites. These linguistic communications were called ASP.NET, PHP, and JS. The research took the signifier of a qualitative research interview with assorted members of staff.
The client is called Ringwood Investments and specialises in belongings portfolio direction. The client presently consists of three members of staff. Ringwood Investings buys and sells belongings normally at a price reduction or where a short clip frame to completion is needed. This normally means that when the conditions are an attractive option in footings of net income. Ringwood Investments besides buy attractive belongingss to add to their rental portfolio.
As Ringwood Investings are traveling more into the investing side, a web site is needed that will assist the company turn its already legion funding lines with a figure of commercial Bankss. The web site was created to pull private investors instead than short term bridging loans to pay for future belongings purchases. Ringwood Investments feel that they are now at the phase where they are covering with larger corporate loaners and as such, they need to hold a professional web site to demo that they are a legitimate and professional company for clients and possible investors.
The undertaking has delivered a web site that showcases the belongingss that Ringwood Investments has to offer in a clean and professional design. This was tested by inquiring 50 random people with changing degrees of computing machine cognition. The website meets all W3C criterions in XHTML 1.1 and CSS3. The web site was tested utilizing W3Ci??s ain web site proof tool.
The client had requested a web site which displays their current portfolio of services that can besides be easy updated by people with no cognition of web design or cryptography. The company had had a old web site that did non run into the demands of the company. Harmonizing to the client, it was slow, had no CMS installed, and looked really inexpert. They removed the web site from the waiter.
An account of the acronyms used in this research undertaking
1NF: First Normalised Form
2NF: Second Normalised Form
ASP.NET: Active Server Pages
Crud: Create, Read, Update, Delete
Cesium: Cascading Style Sheets
Centimeter: Content Management System
Hypertext markup language: Hyper Text Markup Language
META: A signifier of informations that describes informations
MySQL: My Structured Query Language
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
UNF: Unnormalised Form
W3C: World Wide Web Consortium
XHTML: extensile HyperText Markup Language
United kingdom: United Kingdom
Ringwood Investings has been in operation since 1997 and presently have a portfolio of around 50 premises throughout UK and besides owns a few belongingss overseas. Ringwood Investments has antecedently paid for a web site and was let down with the service they received. As such, Ringwood Investments have been extremely doubting of the website playing a portion in the concern growing and restricted options to be implemented into the web site.
The company nevertheless, understands that Ringwood Investments necessitate a positive online presence to be able to pull new clients for portfolio and belongings direction. The company have already paid for a sphere name RingwoodInvestments.com..
None of the staff have any cognition of web site design and with the Pull offing Directors apprehensivenesss ; this restricts options available for future website enlargement.
Ringwood Investings are looking for a professional looking web site that will pull private investors instead than the short term bridging loans that they presently use. The web site will be designed to construct up company acknowledgment and stigmatization. Ringwood Investments besides has a leases section of the company, which is called Ringwood Properties but this woni??t have an inclusion on the web site as they are two separate concerns. The Rentals division is managed by the 3rd member of the squad.
This research will seek and reply one chief inquiry, the inquiry that will be addressed will be i??Can a dynamic PHP web site be used as a cost effectual option to engaging new gross revenues staff? i??
To reply this inquiry, a figure of other inquiries will be considered:
Can HTML bring forth the same consequences?
Is a database required to finish the site?
What languages do other related web sites use?
The replies to these inquiries will be addressed as follows:
The inquiry i??Can HTML bring forth the same resultsi?? was addressed in subdivision x.x
The inquiry i??Is a database required to finish the site? i?? was addressed in subdivision x.x
The inquiry i??What languages do other related web sites use? i?? was addressed in subdivision x.x
The rules set by Steyn explain that i??Criteria harmonizing to which pupils have to measure their ain acquisition should be formulated in such a manner that they are familiar to the user. When the standards refer to what is right or incorrect, good or bad, ugly or beautiful or any other bounded parametric quantities, it is of import that everyone utilizing these standards agrees on the exact significance of the parametric quantities in footings of their application when measuring. Consensus as to the significance of standards should be reached beforehand in coaction with the participants in the rating procedure. The pupils themselves should be involved if possible.i?? ( Steyn, 1996 ) These rules will be the focal point of the research replies.
Ringwood Investings plans to construct an on-line presence that can vie against most known larger challengers and unknown hereafter rivals. The websitei??s map is to derive future clients involvement in Ringwood Investments services and let contact to take that involvement farther offline. To run into this map, RingwoodInvestment.com will be created as a booklet site. This means that there will be no gross revenues online, the site will merely move like a booklet, exposing information about belongingss, services and past history. Just information should be attractive plenty to derive a personi??s involvement to happen out more, so the user can name the telephone figure or email support for farther information.
The company would wish to spread out their portfolio into the larger market and necessitate a world-wide presence to run into this end.
The company would besides utilize the site to demo investors that Ringwood Investments are a professional, legitimate company whilst demoing clients that any belongings portfolios that Ringwood Investments manage are of a really high criterion and will maneuver clients in the right way for constructing their ain portfolio or to assist if people have a belongings or land to sell.
The purposes of Ringwood Investings are to bring forth adequate traffic into the web site and go a market leader for belongings portfolio direction. They besides aim is to increase web site questions which will so take to profitable and moneymaking offers for future belongings direction.
The purpose of ringwoodinvestments.com is to be an easy to utilize web site and besides be easy to update as and when required in a secure mode by Ringwood Investments. The web site will besides assist develop the mailing list for future clients desiring belongings direction.
The web site will help in happening new clients who are looking for new belongingss. The web site will supply consequences for the client which reduces the research work load for Ringwood Investments staff. Ringwood Investings will ever supervise electronic mail and telephone calls during concern hours so that they can step in and help whenever possible.
In relation to the web site, Ringwood Investments want clients who may be interested in buying any of our portfolios to hold a expression and acquire more information sing specific belongingss.
The web site will besides move as a point of contact to help in marketing the Ringwood Investments trade name and give the company a more professional visual aspect. Ringwood Investings has been pull offing belongings for over 14 old ages and now necessitate something to expose that experience for investors and possible commercial loaners.
Aims ( extension of purposes ) for undertaking
To bring forth the traffic for Ringwood Investments, the site will do usage of popular focussed META keywords which will hike hunt engine rankings and make new back links to assorted other related web sites and web logs to assist accomplish this purpose.
The web site will be coded utilizing PHP and MySQL along with CSS and HTML. And a CMS will be created besides utilizing the same engineerings that will let pages to be created dynamically and let users to update any belongingss and pages at any clip.
The mailing list will be submitted to a database and the database will be connected to a popular mailing list direction web site called MailChimp.com. MailChimp.com will be used to direct out future mail shootings.
Presently, Ringwood Investments beginning belongingss through a assortment of estate agents, web sites, auction houses and besides through the current web of contacts.
Ringwood Investings are ever on-line looking at sights such as Rightmove.co.uk, Fish.co.uk and FindAProperty.com. Part of the web of contacts includes local estate agents who are asked multiple inquiries about belongingss presently on the market or about to come on the market. They do this in individual at screenings, online and over the telephone.
The 3rd method of happening new contacts is to fall in many get offing lists that make Ringwood Investments aware of any approaching belongings gross revenues.
Ringwood Investings do hold a lettings side, which is called Ringwood Properties that looks after the renters and belongingss. Ringwood Investments has strongly hinted that they do non desire any belongingss that are run by Ringwood Properties to be incorporated into the web site.
Ringwood Investings are seeking to concentrate more in the investing side of the concern. Ringwood Investings have funding lines with a figure of commercial Bankss but are truly looking to pull private investors through the new dynamic web site instead than short term bridging loans and are now at the phase where they are covering with larger corporate loaners and now have a demand to hold a professional web site to demo that they are a legitimate and professional company for clients and possible investors to look at. They are looking to hold a web site that will construct company acknowledgment and stigmatization. They are besides sing a manner to market belongingss from the web site via a nexus to Rightmove.
Ringwood Investings presently operate in two ways. The first method is to happen belongings on the cyberspace through contacts and listening to word of oral cavity. They so contact the marketer and attempt and rede them the best manner to do a net income on the sale. This includes presenting them to an independent fiscal adviser and an independent canvasser if that is required. Then the client would be invoiced for the work completed and offer to remain on as the selleri??s belongings portfolio direction adviser until completion if it is required.
If Ringwood Investments make up one’s mind to buy the belongings themselves, they will negociate straight with the marketer and offer footings with hard currency, finance or portion exchange. If footings are agreed, so Ringwood Investments will pay for an designer to see the belongings and instruct canvassers to make all the needed legal undertakings. Finally, the dealing will be complete and Ringwood Investments will hold added a new belongings to their portfolio to be used in either rental, or as a future sale.
Ringwood Investings presently buys and sells belongings as portion of their portfolio. Property is normally bought at a price reduction and Ringwood Investments specialise in belongingss that are available where a short clip frame to completion is needed. Ringwood Investments will run whenever the purchase is a good one in footings of net income or an attractive add-on to add to the rental portfolio.
Ringwood Investings presently control over 50 belongingss throughout the UK and Europe that is used both in rental and gross revenues.
Probe of context, literature and/or other merchandises available
In this research of limited range, non much literature has been written about replacing staff with web sites. However, older work was found and will be reviewed. An illustration would be
There are two chief types of Research Methodology, Qualitative and Quantitative. Quantitative Research Methods uses figure informations such as questionnaire responses whilst Qualitative Research Methods is an analysis of informations from beginnings such as interviews, objects and images.
For the intents of this undertaking, all research was completed utilizing Qualitative Research Methods. The type of Qualitative Research Methods used was called instance survey.
In instance surveies, the research worker proctors a individual or a group of people
Data was collected through observations, interviews and old records. Therefore, research was carried out to see the strengths and failings of the current system. As interviews are the most common signifier of Qualitative Research, this was used as the footing for the research. The ground it is so popular, is due to the flexibleness of the interview and its procedures.
The ends of this undertaking are to make an operational dynamic web site that introduces clients to Ringwood Investments. The web site must be easy to utilize by clients and easy to update by staff with small or no cognition of Hyper-Text Mark-up Language.
To accomplish these ends, a clang class in PHP was undertaken utilizing paid sites such as Lynda.com and NetTuts.com. The E-Commerce faculty was besides really helpful in larning PHP for this undertaking.
To happen out more about Ringwood Investments, the members of staff was shadowed around the office for a few yearss. Qualitative research interviews were conducted with the three members of staff and inquiries was besides asked inquiring them about processs inside Ringwood Investments. This was done as the consequences are far more personal than if you ask the same respondents the same inquiries in a questionnaire. ( Valenzuela & A ; Shrivastava, 2009 )
An online questionnaire was besides submitted for networked web interior decorators utilizing Survey Monkey and it received *** respondents. The inquiries included inquiries about aesthetics, easiness of usage and pilotage. The consequences so provided feedback on the quality of the site and subdivisions was changed based on these replies.
To guarantee that the web site is accessible, the Ringwood Investments website has been designed in conformity with guidelines provided by the W3C. Conformity must be adhered to for a figure of grounds. The web site must be made available to visually impaired users every bit good as people with cognitive neurological disablements. Conformations on this affair are really a legal demand under certain fortunes and in certain states. ( Brewer & A ; Henry, 2006 )
The web site must adhere to all legal affairs for the states for which it is intended. One job that arises from this is visitants from states non targeted for. ( Taylor )
Originally, five manus drawn images were presented to Ringwood Investments of which, two was returned as being acceptable for concluding usage. As these designs were manus drawn in pencil, it was suggested that electronic transcripts would be made so Ringwood Investings could do a concluding determination.
When the two electronic designs were handed over, it became instantly evident that one design stood out for choice. Ringwood Investments accepted the design and work was started on coding the layout of the web site. Brief treatments held with staff showed that they favoured one layout that would be used throughout.
When the layout was coded, it was so uploaded to the waiter for concluding alterations to be made. It was suggested to alter the background and they asked for thoughts for options. The lone option was rapidly accepted by Ringwood Investments and it was rapidly added to the site. The new background proved to be the concluding coating touch.
Once the site layout was finished, the database was so designed. The database design went down to 2nf as it was felt that no farther alterations could be made.
The first tabular array to be created was the content tabular array. This was traveling to be used for the web site to draw informations from the database and show it on the relevant page on the site. It was created like this for easy website content updating by Ringwood Investments.
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