Case Studies

Optiphase website

Introduction:

An executive of an advanced research firm asked Softinet to redesign their web site in a way that their vivid R&D professional viewers could grasp their market place and technology at their first glance. Softinet art director’s task was to design a unique feel and look for new web site with a banner so that technology offering of the client would be identified at first browse.

Client / project background:

Client’s web site would not transport their advanced technological achievements and innovations. The web site consisted of different unparalleled pieces. The banner of the site would not reveal meaningful information regarding their innovative approach and products. The navigation system was designed in Flash and the site’s interlinked web pages were scattered.

Analysis Stage:

New web site should contain a unique feel and look with a custom-designed banner to reveal most of client’s highly advanced technology offerings. This was a challenge; to portray client’s exceedingly superior - yet vey sophisticated technology on a small web site real estate! This graphical representation shall divulge client’s substantially superior innovation that is applicable to many markets.

Design, Development and Implementation:

Softinet design team initially provided three different mockups to client. With client’s help, our design team produced a friendly user interface using the latest Human-Computer Interface (HCI) scientific methodology. Our art director translated their advanced technology discoveries on to a banner where viewers would distinguish their needed content at their first glance. Based on the best possible graphical information representation, the entire web site was developed and implemented within five weeks.

Conclusion:

www.optiphase.com a leading provider of interferometric fiber optic sensor solutions. Softinet redesigned Optihase web site in a way that their viewers would immediately identify their technology marketplace, and their innovative products and solutions. Depending on the client’s future needs, this custom-designed web site can be extended to include a multi-tiered online system with many assimilated application and modules such as customer relation management system, automated sales force management system, multiple-project management system, etc.

Iran Linked Authors’ Publishing Website

Introduction:

IralinkedA number of intellectuals, secular thinkers, and freelance writers asked Softinet to provide a proposal to a bilingual website development where they can publish their articles. The site consists of a larger selection of articles in variety of categories as well as highlights of important news, tuned towards their community. They also asked us to explore additional online services such as providing photo and video sharing space, as well as free classified online posting to their community members.

Client / project background:

Client did not have a website, neither they had any business or technical knowledge of how a community website would work. Their target audience is a smaller immigrant community in a metropolitan area. Hence, they needed a bilingual website with more emphasis on their community language (Persian) than English.

Analysis Stage:

The website to be designed would present articles and news headlines in two languages; Persian (Farsi) and English. Original articles are mainly in Persian and tuned towards Persian speaking community aboard. Hence the User Interfaces chosen to present two distinct themes; the navigation system for English sections to be at left hand side, while Persian sections would have its navigation system at the right hand side. Visitors of the site in any language should get to their needed content via intuitive category selections, while a “popular tag” system would help to streamline mostly searched / viewed categories. Due to budget constraints of the clients, the system is to be designed in phases.

Design, Development and Implementation:

Initial mockup of the system along with system architect was designed and developed within a week. First design was implemented in a month with Articles and News section, along with multi-level membership login section.

www.iranlinked.com is based on Drupal framework with new theme, specific category system and predefined login groups designed and custom implemented for the client. The site was online at the Fifth week of project initiation with the last few days spent for testing (browser compatibility, stress testing, et.)

Technical Specs:

www.iranlinked.com is posted on a dual CPU server with customized and enhanced memory system on a dedicated server. The system is hosted on a high bandwidth, first tiered data center. Softinet is developing and integrating other required services such as advertising, photo, and video sharing modules, free classified, etc.

Conclusion:

Softinet designed, implemented and supporting a bilingual community system to a group of freelance writes and authors within five weeks. We provided the most cost-effective solution using the latest technologies (customized hardware, modular and multi-tiered software applications, and non-stop high bandwidth online service) with a customized design and development solution tuned to Iran Linked unique community.

 
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