NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDERS, DIFFERENT DASHBOARDS, DIFFERENT USER FUNCTION ROLES AND EACH USER HANDLING SEPARATE PROCESSES ON YOUR PLATFORM – SOUNDS RESEMBLING TO YOUR NEEDS?
ENGAGE FOR OUR SPECIAL SKILL SET TO HANDLE LARGE SCALE WEB PORTAL DEVELOPMENT
Large scale Web portal development is not just for marketing or increasing sales of your business, it’s making your online presence stronger by providing one stop solution to the user to access all the services and features of your business.
TRooTech believes in development of the portal that are loaded with almost all the features that a user would want to access or you will need for your business. Whether you need a portal for a specific niche or a full-fledged portal with all the services for any user base, we have got everything covered for you.
To experience a feature rich and secure portal, pour in your visual image of the portal for your business and we will create the exact replica for you with the most advanced features and interface.
Categories Of Web Portals
If we put into simple words, large scale web portal development can be defined as a specially designed website that serves as a single integrated, pervasive and convenient reach to the information, resources and concerned individuals as well. Web portals provide a personalized environment and features to their visitors based on their credentials.
A web portal bags features such as data access, personalization, security, transactions, navigation, notification and application integration, task management, business intelligence and searching based on the user credentials.
Portals can be assorted into two groups, vertical portal and horizontal portal.
These portals are developed for a specific niche by providing services and functions focusing on the particular audience of that niche. Some vertical portals also known as vortals are built only for specific application or service such as accounting, finance, human resource etc.
These are referred to as mega portals, as they offer almost everything to the users from search engine to personalized applications covering the entire internet community. Based on the authentication of the users, customized features are provided to the user to access the portal to play their roles in the particular organization.
We consider that web portals are much more than a website as they are capable to achieve business goals by covering many of the marketing aspects and offering a one stop solution of information for the customers to market the relevant products more.
Here we provide you a glimpse of how we work on your idea to provide you with a desired feature filled web portal. We go through basically three phases:
We kick start by understanding the vision of your company, objectives, and expectations from the web portal. We try to ascertain the main purpose for building the web portal in order target the exact niches and needs through the portal.
This phase gives a deeper insight to you about the foremost need of the portal, whether to share information, marketing of business or just make money out of it. And it gives us a complete hold of the situation, so we can deploy our expertise in building your portal.
The next step after finalizing the concepts and objectives is to carry out intensive research on them in order to gain deeper knowledge that can be utilized in development of the portal. There are a lot of aspects that needs to be considered while handling the research phase to prepare a complete ground work and some of them are as follows:
- Market analysis
- Understanding the requirements
- Study about the target audience
- Content management strategies
- Benefitting factors for your business
- Timeline and budget
- USP of your portal compared to similar portals
Now that we are well aware about the vision and we have researched all the necessary aspects for building your portal, we move a step forward to build the base for our portal. In this phase we craft various strategies for development of the portal, which are as follows:
Planning the features- For development of a portal that completely justifies your expectations, often the functionalities provided by you are more or less to satisfy the need. We start by enlisting the mandatory features and then later incorporating the additional features only if required as we don’t want to make the portal crowded and clumsy.
Design strategy- The face of the portal is contrived in this phase by making use of the various design tactics and technologies. The design strategy includes incorporation of the following aspects:
- Incorporation of all the features
- Brand image
- Covering business goals in design
- User centric design
- Unambiguous with easy navigation
Technical strategy- After planning for the face of the portal, it’s necessary to strategize the technology, framework and logic for supporting the functionalities of the portal. We have a set of practices to plan the backend development process as well. Technological strategy takes care of the areas such as, Selection of framework for development of portal, Compatibility with various platforms, Database architecture, Adaptability, Stack, API, etc.
On the basis of the pre-production phase, we start large scale web portal development in this phase. The first step is building the layout or architecture for the portal. For this we start with the design of the portal with the help of our proficient designers who are downright professionals.
Design: Apart from inclusion of the features and requirements of the portal we try adding various designing tactics to make the portal more customized for the users and elevate their experience. These tactics include:
- Navigation is kept as simple as possible
- Highlighting search tools to assist users with required contents
- Image and text size complements portal’s design
- Blank spaces around elements to make the look elite and avoid congestion
- Uniformity in design, fonts, favicons, bullets, etc. elements throughout the portal
- Proper use of header footer space to display as much company information as possible
Configuration: The next part is configuration plan of the portal for incorporating various elements and how they can be adapted into our portals design and modules.
- Detailed outline of the requirements
- Types of portlets to be added
- Hosting of the portlets
- Communication between all the modules, portlets and database
- Strategy for staging the portal
Security plan for the portal
Now it’s time for applying the strategies and developing the portal by employing the results of pre-production phase and following architectural specifications. Here’s a brief about our portal development process.
First step is to finalize the portal components such as portlet, shell, page, book, menu, layout, placeholders etc. and establish the hierarchical relationship between them.
Then we include the controls, tags, page flows and session management components in the portal design. So now we have a frame of the portal to develop. Our designers now show their caliber by designing the portal by inclusion of all the components satisfying the client needs.
In designing the look and feel of the portal, care is taken to design it such that the appearance can urge the users to engage more with the portal. We take care of the placements of the various elements, colors to complement the portal, behavior of the elements and landing pages, ease of access to the relevant contents, etc.
For each module, each page or component, customization is done based on the type of user or functionalities to make the portal interactive enough and focusing on the on-page graphics of the portal. And lastly we try to design the UI such that the user finds it effortless to navigate through the portal and so we incorporate breadcrumbs, uniform title bar, etc. on each page.
After designing the elements and modules of the portal, we now move to the back end development to make these all front end elements functional. Initially, we develop the algorithms and logics for services that are to be included in the portal such as search engine, mail, document management, instant messaging, task management, events, etc.
Then we move towards creation of the database architecture in which we take care of the database design, data flow, data storage, and data security. After assessment of the database with the quality standards of TRooTech and fulfillment of client requirements, we move towards adding required features such as recalling data, data binding, integration with cloud if needed, etc.
Now we try to optimize the performance as much as possible by deploying the logic that can reduce response time, less complex executions, third party data transfer and security mechanisms for each of the modules.
After developing the entire front end and back end of the portal, we integrate all the pieces together to get your portal ready. Integration of all the modules, database, third party API’s, server with the portal gives us a ready to deploy portal with complete functionalities and we head to the next step for testing the portal.
After our portal is all set with complete design and configuration, then comes the final step of testing just to ensure if there any errors before delivery of the portal. For ensuring that the portal meets TRooTech standards, we have a pre-defined robust set of testing techniques to gauge the portal, here’s a sneak peak of that:
- Unit testing to test each and every functioning unit of the portal whether it is a button, a page, a module, or any element of the portal.
- Functionality testing to check whether each and every feature is included, and does it justifies the task it was designed to function.
- Compatibility testing with each and every platform on which it is likely to be used.
- Stress and load testing to check the capacity of the portal to handle simultaneous user requests and how successfully can it meet them in case of the heavy load situation.
- Interface testing to evaluate all the interfaces such as application server, web server and database server interface to be error free.
- Security testing to check the reliability of the security mechanisms by applying various test cases and other security breach attempts.
- User Acceptance Testing
Once we are done with the large scale web portal development from our side, it’s time to know what the client has to say. In this step we ask the client to test the portal and give their valuable feedback to make necessary changes before the portal is made public for the users.
The client tests all the functionalities and mentions if something is more or less in the portal, it may happen that there aren’t any modifications or it may be a case where the client needs a lot of changes. So this step is crucial, but we are very stern on our client satisfaction policy and so it turns out to be a win-win for both, us and the client.
Before the portal goes live, we do a staging process in which we check the portal if there are any real times issues by providing a staging environment that is similar to the live environment.
Here, we get the portal ready after passing all the tests, the portal undergoes a build in the staging environment in order to scrutinize various server side parameters such as server configuration, operating system issues, network configuration and any other software issues.
This is the step to make our portal live as we have completed our checklist of portal development process. After making the portal live, even in the production phase modifications can be made in the portal by the administrators using the admin console.
Now it will be the task of the administrator to carry on further updates to meta-data, management of the content on the portal and updating other modules regularly.
Once the portal is developed, tested, client approved and deployed the task does not get over, now the role of the admin starts. There are basic tools for management of the portal by the admin once it is handed over to the client. These tools perform two main functions, library management and admin controls.
Library management is constant monitoring, updating, adding and managing the components of the portal such as menus, books, pages, layouts, look and feel, portlets, etc. according to the changes in the portal and demands.
Administrator controls are for the admin to authenticate and manage user and their access rights for the portal and assemble portals to keep the functioning of the portal smooth and elevate the user experience.
Niches We Cater
A web portal can simplify the entire process of real estate market by providing customized features and options for the sellers as well as buyers.
Our techno-geeks can develop a portal that can provide the best e-learning experience with friendly UI and even complementing your business and services for the users.
Why not develop a web portal for providing customized services to your customers just by a click and access to the various features such as price, packages, etc. and that too for all the service providers it turns out to be an easy way out to increase business.
A portal to equip users with all types of news, articles, blogs, press releases, publications and all the trending contents from around the globe can be provided with ease of navigation and quick response pages.
We offer social media portals with a unique custom look that can entice the users with real time feeds by integration with various social media platforms, interactive interface, scalable API’s, responsive web designs and craft the best web portal solution.
Community web portals can provide a good amount of traffic for the business as it assists users to communicate and share useful data in a flexible and easy manner while abiding by the community rules and regulations.
Acknowledge the audience of latest trends, services, products, current topics, news, and fashion, anything that stirs up the market by conducting surveys online on web portals. We develop custom web portals, whether for a surveys for a specific genre or general portal for all types of surveys with facilities such as survey creation, analysis, classification, purchase, payments, profile management, member authentication, complaint box, etc
If you are in need of providing services such as internships or jobs, than a web portal would be the best option for your business as it can ease the task and provide the best results too.
Let us develop a professional auctioning portal with features such as online bidding, wide range of selling and buying options and other custom features depending on the requirements.
TRoo engagement models
Project based engagement
If you are ready with an idea that needs to be developed within a given time frame and you are to the core sure about the number of functionalities and features you need to incorporate than we offer you a project based engagement model. In this approach we make sure that your application is developed in the given span and fledged with the pre-defined functionalities by assistance of our team that possess the caliber to entertain you with utmost dedication and pour out their experience to enhance your application in every possible way.
Dedicated development team
In case you want an application with volatile requirements and meeting the need of digitization is your goal, then we will provide you a dedicated development team who will commit their technical capabilities throughout the process.
We understand the need for advancement and addition of features and modules depending on the changes in the market and technologies. So, get connected to the dedicated development team for constantly adding intuitive features with a novel freshness.
Our TRoo Resources
Being a key person to hold the team together, a project manager has a clear understanding of the requirements and a responsibility to translate it to the developers. A project manager is also accountable for the supervising the portal development right from the inception to completion with recorded progress.
The designer of the project flow, modules, connections and components is responsible for developing the foundation of the portal and making a frame for the developers to work.
An imaginator with technical inclination and creative mindset who uses designing tools to make delightful and interactive UI for the user by incorporating the requirements and features put forward by the client.
In order to intensify the look and feel of the UI and portray creativity, the coder develops various codes for including effects and functionalities using HTML/CSS snippets along with other subsidiary languages.
The brainbox responsible for the core functional logic, connections with the database and server with the front end that is accessed by the user and developer of the admin side features is a backend developer.
The one who creates a desired user interaction by using tools and techniques to bring the UI to life and acts as a link between designers and backend developers is our tech savvy front end developer.
This expert kicks in once the entire process of web portal development is complete and modules are ready to be operational. A quality control expert need to pin point all the bugs, errors, crashes, shut down, misbehaving functions etc. and make sure that the web portal is free from all the errors.
A system engineer takes a holistic approach and comes in the scene after the portal is developed and delivered to the client. He is in-charge for creating an environment that is adaptable for the client and can suggest necessary services such as cloud solutions, server infrastructures and customize in every way the client needs.