Case Studies

Optiphase Website

Introduction:

Optiphase

An executive of an advanced research firm asked Softinet to redesign their website such 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 a new website with a banner so that the technology offering of the client would be identified at first browse.


Client / Project Background:

The client’s website would not transport their advanced technological achievements and innovations. The website 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:

The new website should contain a unique feel and look with a custom-designed banner to reveal most of the client’s highly advanced technology offerings. This was a challenge to portray the client’s exceedingly superior yet sophisticated technology on a small website real estate! This graphical representation shall divulge the client’s substantially superior innovation that applies to many markets.


Design, Development, and Implementation:

Softinet design team initially provided three different mockups to the client. With the 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 onto a banner where viewers would distinguish their needed content at their first glance. Based on the best possible graphical information representation, the entire website was developed and implemented within five weeks.


Conclusion:

Optiphase is a leading provider of interferometric fiber optic sensor solutions. Softinet redesigned Optiphase website 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 website can be extended to include a multi-tiered online system with many assimilated applications and modules such as customer relationship management system, automated sales force management system, multiple project management system, etc.

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Iran Linked Authors’ Publishing Website

Introduction:

Iran Linked

Several 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 a variety of categories as well as highlights of important news, tuned towards their community. They also asked 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:

The client did not have a website, neither do 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 the Persian speaking community aboard. Hence the User Interfaces were chosen to present two distinct themes. The navigation system for English sections to be at the left-hand side, while Persian sections would be 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 or viewed categories. Due to the budget constraints of the clients, the system is to be designed in phases.


Design, Development, and Implementation:

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

The website is based on the Drupal framework with a new theme, specific category system and predefined login groups designed and custom implemented for the client. The site was online in the fifth week of project initiation with the last few days spent for testing (browser compatibility, stress testing, etc.)


Technical Specifications:

The site is posted on a dual CPU server with a 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 the unique Iran linked community.

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