Hey! Let’s get things rolling around here..
Over the next few posts I’m going to be sharing with you a project planning and research document, written around 6 months ago, the information and lessons learnt are still useful and will be applicable for many years to come.
“The aim of this research is to establish the best methodology for implementing E-commerce into an interactive website design”.
This document was written inline with my final year of study at Leeds Metropolitan University, where I studied a MultiMedia Technology BSc (Hons) degree. Please feel free to use the information contained here in your studies, however always reference source material, plagiarism is a serious offence and can be so easily avoided. I’ll include a complete and concise bibliography to go with this run of posts at the end of the series but you can find on page references throughout the posts.
The key objectives of this document research were,
1.To identify exactly what an Open Source Licensed E-Commerce application is.
2. To develop a clear understanding of Open Source CMS application code.
3.To evaluate the importance of design patterns.
4.To conduct tests to gain understanding of human response to button size, text and colour in Web design.
5.To assess the theory of U&G in relation to consumer habits of online shopping.
“Retailers are quickly realising the potential for E-Commerce while programmers are constantly driving new ideas methods and implementation scripts to increase the efficiency of administration tasks. Dynamic Web pages, incorporating good design increase the likelihood of keeping customers engaged and help turn a customer into a repeat buyer. With the sheer scale of readily available CMS programs on the market, developers have a tough decision to make in choosing which is best for their project. Open Source and Proprietary software can have advantages however Open Source gives access to the original author code and can be modified by developers to suit his/hers requirements. “
I’ll post each of the obectives research findings over the next series of posts, I hope you find them useful!