FAQ

The website building process

The initial process of building a website involves gathering as much information from the client and doing some market research on the industry of the client.

Then comes the requirement analysis. This stage considers which CMS would be best for the project. What features and functionalities will be needed?

The site architecture will then be decided. The site architecture will consider how the content should be grouped, under which heading can the content be grouped together in. How will the user navigate the website and more.

This is then followed by building a prototype of the website. This prototype will generally be in the form of a wireframe.  

 

What is a Website Wireframe?

A wireframe is a basic visual guide, a general outline of how the site may look. Where the components may come. What are the pages, the navigation menu? Where the images may come. A wireframe can be roughly sketched on paper, or can be more professionally done. As a client , you may want to put down your ideas on a wireframe too.

After the wireframes?

Once the wireframe is built, the designer steps in to fill in the design. User Experience design considers how the user will actually use the site, and just the looks of the site. For e.g. is the enter button placed in the right place, can the user find it easily. Will the user understand that they have to press that particular button to get to the next action? 

What is user experience design?

User experience design is a way of designing the website keeping the user in mind. Some websites may have buttons that are not quite cognitive. Leading a user to your call of action may not be quite obvious. The user may not be navigating the site as intended too. A user experience design is a more intuitive design , and considers the users psychology and not just the aesthetics of the web design. For e.g. users 

What is a CMS?

A CMS (content management system) also commonly called the backend of the website, is a program that allows the owner of the website to make updates and changes to most of the content of their website, at their convenience. A CMS is also known as a web application.

What kinds of CMS are out there?

There are many open source CMS available. These need to be customized to integrate with the front end of website.

Some CMS/web applications are suitable for ecommerce websites. They allow for extensive ecommerce functions, like adding/deleting/updating products, creating discount modules, a reports dashboard that tells you more about your sales. For e.g. Magento is one such CMS.

There are others in the market like OpenCart, Zencart and many more.

Then there are CMS’s which are better for content based websites. Namely Wordpress, Drupal etc.

What is a responsive design?

How many times have you viewed a website on your tablet or mobile phone? Our busy lifestyles make it imperative that we are connected while on the move. A responsive design is one which adapts itself to the screen size of various smart phones. This improves the user experience while browsing the website on the move. The user does not have to zoom in and out constantly, nor scroll horizontally

Which CMS is best for me?

Which is best for you depends a lot of your website requirement, your vision for your business in a few years time, and on your budget, the number of staff you have to manage the site, their technical experience. There are specialized developers who are proficient in some CMS/applications.

If it is an ecommerce site, then how many stores would you have, how many products would you be selling, what kinds of discounts or reporting modules would you need? If it is a content site, how extensive is the site, what other functionalities would you need?

All the above are relevant questions to consider before choosing your CMS.

What about a custom CMS?

If you are just starting out with your business, and do not have more than 100 products, then you may consider our Customized CMS. The framework is very user friendly , because it has been made keeping in mind, the small business owner. The idea is similar to building a house. If your apartment framework and plumbing is already made, then putting the bathroom where you think is best, may not work because the plumbing is elsewhere. But if you build the house from bottom up, then you can put the bathroom wherever you wish. 

Why don't you get a hands on experience of our CMS. Try it before you buy it. 

 

Contact us for more information.

Custom CMS is expensive!

The custom CMS that we have built called the Kaos Panel is far more cheap than building the site using an open source CMS. This is because we have built the basic framework keeping the small business owner in mind. It is extremely user friendly and you will be able to make all updates without any technical skills. We also provide training on the CMS. We have a ready demo which we show to our clients and let them play around with it before we build the site. Our clients then feel far more comfortable and trust that they can use it in the future. 

Will we show up on the first page of Google?

Our faith and the credibility of Google lies in the fact that nobody can predict the outcome of a Google search. That is why we trust it so much. Having said that, extensive SEO and regular SEO efforts will slowly and gradually improve your search engine rankings. 

What is Digital Marketing?

Digital Marketing involves all kinds of Online Marketing, which includes onsite and offsite web page optimization for Search Engines. Creating the right content that will convey the brand message and motto. Social Media Marketing which involves creating campaigns to advertise on Social Media and even posts that are targeted and specific.

CMS for information based Sites

The CMS built by KAOS for branding and information websites, sites which do not have ecommerce, or comparisons, or aggregators, is extremely user friendly and simple. It can be used for as complicated a design as you may wish.

Contact us for a demo of our CMS, where you can try it for yourself to verify the ease of use.

Another commonly used CMS for information based sites is Wordpress. Wordpress, which initially started off as a blog platform, has, since a few years, graduated to becoming a web development platform.

Drupal is another CMS which is used by larger websites. It is a bit more technical and is a good option if you are building a site for a major corporation.

CMS for Ecommerce sites

Our Kaos CMS for Ecommerce is ideally suited if you are looking for an extremely user friendly backend, that gives you most of the features needed by an online shop including Discount options, Reports, Wishlists, Member profiles, Options of adding/deleting/updating products. 

It is also perfect if your website is half and half, a lot of information along with Ecommerce. Moreover, you can build new features and functionalities bit by bit, as your website grows and you cover new milestones.

Contact us for a handson demo of the CMS. You can try it for yourself to gauge the ease of use. 

Another good CMS for Ecommerce is Magento. It is widely used by big companies that have multiple stores around the world, products in the hundreds or thousands. 

Then there is Opencart, which is a bit less extensive than Magento. In a nutshell, you do have a few options, and having a clear goal about where you see your online sales go in a year, or how established is your current sales, would be a big determining factor in choosing the most suitable CMS.