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Information Management Consultancy Services

Content creation generally starts by identifying and defining the different objectives, target group(s) and collecting content to publish. We recommend using a simple story board technique (sequential images, titles and functions) to plan content structure and hierarchy, then use default content management elements and methods to build the basic framework.

Assemble and integrate media elements logically

Content Model:

  • Content element design
  • Content and hierarchical structure (rubrics and functions)
  • Document graphical elements collection

Document Model:

  • Detailed formulation of the document structure (DTD)
  • Document type definitions, special documents, format elements
  • Attributes, attribute conventions, attribute assignment

Design Model:

  • Design and definition of all accessory presentation parameters
  • Text design (Typography, CSS)
  • Colour schemes (CSS)
  • Site layout (Construction)
  • Navigation model

In order to render set-up and production procedures as seamless and efficient as possible ZMS provides optimised packages based on a “content first” approach. The following ten steps simplify the process and help cut lead time costs.

Prototyping ZMS in 10 steps

  1. Initial analysis: a analysis of demand and specification description (according to portal needs assessment process)
  2. Modelling:
    a. content and structure
    b. documents and attributes
    c. design parameters, colouring, typo graphics, site layout, navigation...
  3. Setting-up:
    a. ZMS client, DNS entry, web-server configuration
    b. basic template import
  4. Configuring:
    a. attributes for meta data, and standard objects
    b. special objects
    c. text elements and HTML linkage (correlate)
    d. CSS design, colours, typography
  5. Layout templates: adapting layouts, tuning or programming template
  6. Design templates: designing the layout graphics, precise transformation of the design with sophistication of the layout construction and template tuning or programming
  7. Content testing:
    a. constructing content based structure with rubrics and their attributes
    b. creating dummy-documents (Note: The construction contents can be in a working state after step 7!)
  8. User/Roles:
    a. setting up editorial users (admin, editor and author)
    b. setting up closed user-rubrics (for password protected access)
  9. Applications: integrating and developing applications or programs
  10. Finalizing:
    a. finalizing CSS colours, typo and layout
    b. Making the web-server configuration secure and bringing it online



 
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