So what are we going to talk about this Morning ? What Web Architecture or Platform do I choose to build a new Website on ?
Be-Spoke Open Source Re-usable code from an Internal Library The Big Question ?
Requirement Delivery Time Budget The 3 Primary Considerations…
Initial Considerations… Extremely Custom Requirement (No Matches found!). Need to build from ground up. No Room for Uncertainty Security Concerns – Not let hacker find out ! Be-Spoke Corporate Websites E-commerce Community Sites Online Content Publishing Standard Websites Open Source Smaller Modules Tools and Utilities Re-usable code from an Internal Library
The Maze ! The Questions ? Which OPEN SOURCE ?? Have I heard of the CMS ? Is it going to be difficult ? Is there enough Documentati on ? How do I say if its fits the requirement ? Why not custom developme nt? Which one is better ? Are there plug-ins available I don’t know, if I know every thing ?? Is this my Best Choice?
So How does one Decide ? Not a rather simple Decision you see! Requirement – Right on top ! Money Time Expectation Future Scalability Resource Pool Availability Integration Requirements
Narrowing Down the Choice further… Community Plug-ins and Extensions available Language (PHP,.Net, Python..) Ease of Management by the user Structural Flexibility UI simplicity Documentation Version Management bandwidth
Popular Picks… Magento Ideal for Ecommerce User Friendly Administration MVC Framework Ample Web 2.0 Plug- ins. Mutli-store Needs Thorough Understanding required to manage Drupal Ideal for Combination CMS & Ecommerce Websites Ample Web 2.0 Plugs available Not so easy Admin UI Wordpress Ideal for Blogs and Corporate Websites Loads of Plug-ins available Very user-friendly UI Ideal for Dummies! Themes usually similar looking Joomla Ideal for Multi-purpose Sites – Ecommerce+ CMS+ Community Extensive Communit and Resource Pool Advantages of being an Old Platform To many choices- Overload! Most Popular Open Source CMS
So Finally … Consider the knowledge level of the End-User who would be using the back-end. Checkout Sample sites and review final products. Are you ready to take on an un-explored journey. NO – So what do the specialists say ? Is the platform Mobile Ready – Primary Digital Devices changing rapidly! 2 Years later – The platform you choose could just be obsolete and a Super New CMS will most likely take over. So don’t worry too much Go Ahead - Enjoy and Explore!
Questions ? Have a nice Learning day! (We are hiring!)