Development Process

To better understand how we get from the first meeting to a finished product, the a typical development process is illustrated here. Each stage of the process informs the next, and the entire process begins by looking at your business as a whole. System Architecture: the general structure of the new system Functional Specification: agreed … Continue reading Development Process

Web Application Technology Structure

To make the structure of a web application works a little clearer, a typical technology stack is illustrated here.  Data: the core data of the system will be stored in a database comprising a number of tables. Data can be validated at this level, but business rules are not implemented at this layer. This can … Continue reading Web Application Technology Structure

CMS Website Technology Structure

To make the structure of a CMS-based website a little clearer, a typical technology stack is illustrated here. Web Host: every website needs to be hosted on a server; the web host provides one or more of the following: domain, fileserver, database, email server Domain: this is what gives your website its unique ‘address’ User … Continue reading CMS Website Technology Structure

Editorial roles and the parallels with software development

Every editorial role has a distinct purpose and requires a particular set of skills and focus. This is why an attempt to combine two or more of these roles simultaneously is rarely successful and is a poor use of time -- however these roles CAN be performed by the same person, but with appropriate focus. … Continue reading Editorial roles and the parallels with software development

Skills & Experience

The lead member of EKlär Solutions, Bettina, has enjoyed four distinct phases to her working life. Agency Temp: Many of the experiences Bettina had working as an agency administrator, receptionist and secretary whilst studying add a practical flavour to her skills -- any application designed by Bettina puts everyday users first. Publishing: Bettina learned many of her … Continue reading Skills & Experience