Web Spiders has successfully completed yet another major website development project, and this time it’s for the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). As part of its Golden Jubilee celebrations, IIMC wished to launch a revamped website to establish their presence in cyberspace. Working for an institution as reputed as IIMC required a great deal of commitment. However, Web Spiders was up to the task.
The project was handled in two phases – website content development and website designing. Before beginning the page content development process, the Web Spiders team reviewed the entire site map and then prepared a content plan based on a thorough scrutiny of the institution’s educational programs, facilities offered, aims and objectives and other factors. Then our team developed crisp and smart content for the site with client inputs, as well as thorough on-site interaction with student representatives from IIMC. Of course, the Web Spiders team also suggested various modifications to make the content web-friendly and scannable, most of which were implemented. Optimizing the site for social media was one of those suggestions that was met with heartfelt approval from the client.
In the web designing front, the Web Spiders team took a separate subdomainal approach for separate stakeholders. Our web designing team optimized the site by integrating IIMC’s social media accounts in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube with the website. Developed on Drupal, the site was made highly interactive with the aid of the following web development tools viz-
- Dashboard widget development (based on drag and drop feature)
- Forum and IRC chat facility creation for members.
- Using Moodle e-learning platform to create a knowledge portal for student & faculty members.
- Birthday reminder, scheduler, polls, and Google calendar creation to connect with the members.
- Notice Board creation for posting up-to-date messages.
- An extensive faculty, student, alumni, and staff directory creation, among others.
The ‘new look’ IIMC website now features a powerful graphic interface, where past and present year student stats for various courses are available. To help recruiters select candidates directly, student CVs are also available on the website itself. Web Spiders and IIMC have worked together to deliver a dynamic, interactive, and powerful web experience for all cyber-visitors.