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Displaying Data

Information can be displayed in many ways, some more simple and less costly than others...

Type of display (Format)

  • Via a Database (directory or application)
    (very easy to add and adjust data via a form in CMS)
  • Standard Web Page
    (easy to add and adjust data via a CMS)
  • Within a PDF document
    (Needs re-saved and uploaded if changed)
  • Within a Word document
    (Needs re-saved and uploaded if changed)

Data display (Appearance)

It can be hard for a client to verbally describe how they want the information to look and the options they seek, for using data.

We often ask clients to show us a few example websites that display the data or products the way they most prefer, as it's the best way for us to understand their needs .

Taking care to notice 'how a visitor gets to/reaches the data' and 'what a visitor can do within the page, once there'
(search the data, print it perfectly, react to the data).

We can offer any possible way to meet your needs, and even invent new ones.

As a low cost option, even an email address or text message can automatically reply back to the sender with a message full of information. Our developers can also offer convenient ways to manage your software, including from your mobile phone or pda.

Read more or contact us, now.

Displaying Data Options:

Specialist Custom Programming

Some businesses need to supply clients and customers with a large amount of information, geared towards their specific needs.

In such cases, a database driven site is the best choice (subject to budget).

Standard directories, such as our mentioned below, may not be suitable. Especially if the users interaction is due to determine the content they see.

Custom programming is the key, via our web and database designers.

It can be costly for a major enterprise, however our experienced staff can offer a short consultancy to determine your bespoke (personal) requirements. This will ensure the best way forward, with us and other providers.

Contact us here for the best in advice and service.

Fact Sheet Plug-In

Reaching Data

A user has to choose the data with a 'drop down menu'. Fact Sheets can also be listed, with an image, automatically under the 'drop down menu'. There can currently be two categories of data,each with their own page.

We could potentially add a search facility and a print friendly version, for each fact sheet/report, as an extra.

Adding Data

A user needs very little knowledge and just has to fill out a form, with the information designated to its own field(row). We would need to adjust the design or layout.

Fact Sheet Layout Example
Fact Sheet Layout Example
(Our team can make a hand made design for a fee)
(Live Version)

Data Appearance (Type)

Documents can have several columns and a more complicated design. This is created to a clients requirements, by our web and graphics team, and can be extremely creative.

An example can be seen here.

Likely Costs

CMS eDesign £795 (1,150€), plus a similar amount for design of the data's appearance

(Page and data addition extra)


Our Course Directory Add-On

Reaching Data

A user can search for the data, with a 'search tool', or click on links that lead to a 'specific category'.

Adding Data

A user needs very little knowledge and just has to fill out a form, with the information designated to its own field(row). The fields can be adjusted via the CMS and they can include WYSIWTG areas that allow for any type of content (images,text etc.like a mini web page)

Course Directory Layout Example
Course Directory Layout Example
(You can add/remove fields e.g. Duration, Price etc.)
(Live Version)

Data Appearance (Type)

Layout is very simple, with one row under another. The WYSIWTG can be used for more complicated layouts. This is essential as it allows for the fields to be adjusted (added/removed) in moments.

(A more complicated layout can be hand made for an additional fee (e.g. here). However the template/layout would need added to each entry manually.)

Documents that need to have several columns and a more complicated design throughout, can be hand made, within our 'Fact Sheet' Product. Shown here.

Likely Costs

CMS eDesign £795 (1,150€)
Course Directory Add-On £399 (520€)

(Page and data addition extra)


Our Basic Directory Tool

Reaching Data

A user has to search for data with a 'search tool'. Links to a 'specific category' cannot be made.

Adding Data

A user needs very little knowledge and just has to fill out a form, with the information designated to its own field(row). The fields can be adjusted via the CMS and they can include WYSIWTG areas that allow for any type of content (images,text etc.like a mini web page)

Basic Directory Layout Example
Basic Directory Layout Example
(You can add/remove fields e.g. Duration, Price etc.)
(Live Version)

Data Appearance (Type)

Typically data and products display in a set, user friendly, layout. As shown above and on our demo site. One item under the other. This is essential as it allows for the fields to be adjusted (added/removed) in moments.

(A more complicated layout can be hand made for an additional fee (e.g. here). However the template/layout would need added to each entry manually.)



Documents that need to have several columns and a more complicated design throughout, can be hand made, within our 'Fact Sheet' Product. Shown here.

Likely Costs

CMS eDesign £795 (1,150€)
(This is included free within your CMS)

(Page and data addition extra)

Document Library

Reaching Data

A user has to search for the documents by Name, Keywords or Category. Links to each file can be added manually, at the top of the page. Categories can be adjusted via your CMS.

Adding Data

Images, PDF and Word documents can be created and adjusted via the relevant software program. They can be added (uploaded) via your CMS.

Document Library Layout Example
Document Library Layout Example
(The files maker decides its layout)
(Live Version Choose the Category: Guidelines)

Data Appearance (Type)

Documents can have a simple or complicated layout, subject to the skill or the maker. Our staff are experts.

Likely Costs

CMS eDesign £795 (1,150€)
(This is included free within your CMS)

(Page and data addition extra)

A standard website

All the pages of information (images/text), for the data, could be added by hand, within normal website pages (rather than via an automated tool/shop/directory), however it would take far longer and the relationships between the items would be more complicated to create manually.

This may do for very few items, and not too much information. It would be uneconomical if there were many.

Reaching Data

Via the sites standard navigation.

Adding Data

Content (text, images, media) can be added via your CMS.

Hand Made Page Layout Example
Hand Made Page Layout Example
(If requires skill and time, even with the CMS tools)

Data Appearance (Type)

Any, as it is hand made. Pages can have a simple or complicated layout, subject to the skill or the maker. However the template/layout would need added to each page manually. Our staff are experts.

Likely Costs

CMS eDesign £795 (1,150€)
Basic low cost DIY option £9.99 a month (14.99€)

(Page and data addition extra)


A Shop, set to accept 'cheque's only'

Reaching Data

This is a good option for 'Internal users' ONLY.

A user can search for the data or products, with a 'search tool ', or by 'clicking on links' that lead to a specific category.

It can be a very concise way of showing staff product information or something similar in layout (image and short description)

Shop Product Layout Example
Shop Product Layout Example
(Layout is set, however you can some options Size, Colour etc.)
(Live Version)

Layout

Typically data and products display in a set, user friendly, layout. As shown above and on our demo site. One item under the other. Extra text fields can be added/removed, below the product data.

Likely Costs

Shop eDesign £1295 (1,900€)
or basic. low cost. shop option £14.99 a month (19.99€)
(Page and data/product addition extra)

A more complicated layout (not just one row under another) can be hand made for an additional fee (e.g. here ). We can also make the 'shopping cart' process especially for your specialist industry (e.g. Online Picture Framing Shop here , Online Glasses Shop here

Our Advice, in Summary

Our Fact sheet Plug-In (here)
A 'drop down' or 'automated list' leads to the data, which can be displayed in a hand made design. Data entry is easy and a search tool and print option, could be added for a fee

Our Our Course Directory Add-On
(here)
Can cater for a lot of data and categories in order to filter the data. Links can lead to the categories or via a search tool

If the budget is tight and you are happy for users to have to search for results and information (rather than link to their categories), you can choose: Our Basic Directory Tool (here)
If you just need to store PDF's or similar,with a search tool. Media can be linked to 'by hand', above the search tool element
Our 'Document Library' is perfect (here)

Finally, if there is not much data and a more 'zany' or less conservative layout is sought, you could get away with:
A standard website (here)
We even have a very low cost version, with a monthly fee.




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