27. December 2010 10:31
Software development can be a tricky and complex processthat requires expert and qualified personnel. Only people who are trained inthis area are capable of developing good software that is effective as well asefficient to solve the needs of the end users. Most software engineers or webdevelopers however follow the below mentioned life cycle as a guideline to aidin this process:
- The first point of note is to assess the elements required in the system in order for the software to work properly. You may find that in some cases where the software is not in accordance with the system requirements, it may just refuse to work or may show errors and glitches that are hard to correct. It is thus very important to make sure all the requirements needed to run the software are in place.
- There is a need to determine the demand for any product before producing it and launching it in the market. In this case too, there needs to be interaction between the software developers and the consumers regarding their needs and their problems that can be resolved with newer software.
- The next step in the process is to come up with a suitable design of what the software is supposed to look like. This is a bit like software architecture.
- The technical part needs to be done next. This is where the actual creation of the software begins. The code generation takes place and the requisite coding technology is determined with the help of which the code for the software is to be written.
- After the preparation of the software is complete, it needs to be tested in order to be absolutely sure that there are no errors or glitches in the startup or running process. If they are found, the coding is altered in order to correct these errors.
- After the software has been launched and presented to the customer as per his specifications, the task of the developer does not end here. He has to constantly stay on his toes and ensure that the software provided continues to function in a smooth manner by performing maintenance work.
We at Centex Technologies provide customized software development services. For more information on the same, please feel free tocontact us at – 254-213-4740
Web Development Texas – Web Development Central Texas
26. September 2010 11:32
Content Management System. A content management system or CMS is a collection of procedures which manages the work flow. These procedures could be manual or based on any computer programs. The content management system is the modern way to create a website. CMS separates the content of the website from the presentation and is populated when called by the browser.
There are many advantages of using a CMS. With the help of CMS, a large number of people can contribute and share data. The data is not only stored in the database, they can also be retrieved easily with the help of CMS. There are different levels of security access given to different users based on their role in CMS, this allows control access to data and therefore, the data is secured in a more convenient manner. It reduces the repetition of data access and improves communication among the users.
There are basically two different types of content management systems available. They are enterprise content management system or ECMS or Website content management system or WCMS. The ECMS is useful to keep records of the data which is in used in organizations and enterprise. The WCMS help to manage the web content in a larger manner. The CMS provides an offline repository, which stores the content of the site. This repository helps to keep a track of the users who visits the web pages. Although it allows the users to edit the web pages, it can track the changes.
Today, almost all the websites uses CMS. Dot Net Nuke, Wordpress, Joomla and many other websites use CMS to store information. Selecting the right CMS requires you to have a good knowledge of what you expect from the website. Interactivity and cost are some of the factors which you need to take care when you are using a CMS for your website.
Although CMS helps in the file management to a great extent, it has its own disadvantages. In some of the applications, CMS has to be customized or has to be developed from scratch. For them, off the shelf CMS programs are not recommended.
For creating an SEO friendly CMS based web application, Please contact us at Centex Technologies.
Web Development Texas – Web Development Central Texas
12. September 2010 09:17
Internet has opened the gateway to market your products to a wide range of customers. Starting a business for new entrepreneurs used to be a hectic task before. A small business owner had to content themselves with a small customer base which could hardly extent to their city or province. Advertizement and marketing the products which a small business sells used to consume substantial budget and was not widespread. So naturally, the profit margin of these businesses used to be very less and eventually they had to either close or liquidate because they did not have a competitive edge as the large corporations used to have. With the help of internet, the small business owners were able to solve this problem.
Small businesses are now flourishing because they are not only able to reach out to the global customers, but also sell their products online, thus earning more profits. To make your business available on internet, the primary requirement is a website. A website is a medium where you introduce yourself and your business to the global customer base. Invest a reasonable amount for your website and get it registered with one of the domain providers. You may approach a web development company who will charge a nominal amount for website building. Make sure that your website is optimized for search engines for various keywords which your prospective buyers look for in various search engines. Having a SEOed website helps you to get maximum traffic to your website which can be converted to potential buyers.
For a pleasant shopping experience of the buyers, you may consider having an ecommerce or shopping cart facility in your website. However, it requires higher budget.
Selling products online have multiple advantages. Your profit margins are higher as you can run the business from home without paying for rent at prime location and you can reach out to a global customer base. According to an estimate, a normal eBay seller earns 5 times more than other small business owners without a website. In case you are planning to start up a new business, remember to put a decent website at the earliest.
8. August 2010 15:26
One of the best ways to increase the volume of traffic to a website is through creating an effective design, webpage content and optimizing it for search engines. Ultimately, these features will enhance the ability of your site to draw more visitors and potential customers. We at Centex Technologies provide custom web design and development services to clients across the globe.
As a client it is very important to convey your exact requirements before you ask a web development company to work on your project. In short, it is essential for the web development company to understand your business objectives, products and services as well as the target audience.
While creating a web application, we at Centex Technologies make sure that the site design is browser friendly and easy to navigate. Not only a complex designs annoy customers but also hamper search engine optimization. So, the focus should be on simple web designs.
A good web developer will build a website that is user-friendly and loads quickly. Visitors will not like a slow loading site as their attention span is limited to a few seconds for each page. The amount of flash images in your website should not be much. These are not helpful in attracting search engine crawlers and take too much time to upload.
Along with site design, web development services at Centex Technologies involve keyword research and emphasizing on the most popular ones for your site. These will help in getting your site listed in the top pages of good search engines. As a result, you can draw more traffic to your site. Moreover, meta tags are used in an appropriate manner for each web page. This is essential for differentiating your pages from one another on the basis of specific keywords.
On the whole, quality web development services at Centex Technologies can really help in bringing more traffic and business to your site.