After working with clients coming from a variety of industries, needs and circumstances, we have found the following principles and considerations very useful when designing for content management systems.
One of the most common antagonistic relationships in the modern tech workspace (and arguably the dumbest), is the one between designers and developers. However, good, functional communication is possible, and here we will tell you how.
A lot of portals (and other websites) fail to live up to there full potential. Some completely fail to survive after the initial loss of focus that happens when the project ends and the site or portal goes live. At Base22, we focus on making portals that are alive and successful long after their first birthday. That means thinking not just about what works - but also what doesn't and why. Here are ten reasons portals fail.
Obviously, it starts with bad content.
Proper visual design is one of the most important components of a website. Closely related to, and aligning with user experience, visual design is the key to developing aesthetically appealing websites. Why build an unattractive site that users shy away from when a good design can create a memorable and lasting impression for a site visitor.
We knew that great things were bound to happen after beginning the Academic Initiative partnership at Base22. The idea was to give back to the Academy everything we've received through the years: knowledge and experience. The difference we have found between the classroom and the project trenches are gaps we always try to reduce in our workforce. A partnership could not only help Base22, but the whole community.