The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed implementation plan for the addition of Web 2.0 functionality to Baderman’s existing Website. The discussions the paper will cover are the implementation plan objectives and justification for the changes, a high-level diagram or flowchart that illustrates the information, processes, and interfaces associated with developing the Web 2.0 enhancement, the information flows, the system design including information on how the code will be used, a description of the project logic, description of interfaces to external websites, and screen mock-ups for the Web 2.0 enhanced Baderman’s Website.
Implementation Plan Objectives and Justification for Changes
The Language Breakers Team is here to assist the marketing department of Baderman Island Resort in the addition of Web 2.0 functionality to the existing Web site to help introduce Baderman Island Resort to a younger Internet intelligent generation of guests. This Web 2.0 addition functionality would include features such as interface to social networking sites, RSS feeds, mobile access, and Flickr. It is our opinion that the site would benefit from the addition of videos. We also believe that Baderman does not need to replace its blog feature and would. The team is also able to give suggestions on how to upgrade the resort’s current version of Microsoft Word. (Huddleston, 2008)
Companies should always update their Microsoft Word so they can take advantage of all the newest features and options available including security, the most important for companies. The Language Breakers Team suggests that an upgrade for Baderman’s Microsoft Word is the Microsoft Office 2010 version. The 2010 version of Microsoft word will bring benefits such as improved picture and media editing features, easy to use tools, easier analyzing and managing data, being able to edit your file simultaneously with people in different locations, instant broadcast of live presentations and more. (Microsoft Office, 2010)
The Language Breakers Team believes that the marketing department at Baderman Island Resorts has made the right choice by deciding to upgrade to having Web 2.0 functionality on their website. With so many businesses going on the web, it is almost mandatory to stay at least with other competition if not ahead. Because the resort consists of 3 hotels, a convention center, 4 restaurants, 2 gift shops, a pro shop, and a spa the choice to integrate Web 2.0 functionality with the workflows of their employees and create a networked company will link the company to their customers will be the key to a more successful Website. (Huddleston, 2008)
The Language Breakers Team has devised an implementation plan to integrate the new Web 2.0 enhancement to the Baderman Island Resort Website. The team will begin with an interface to social networking sites, which can be accomplished through del.icio.us links. The team will create a free account for Baderman Resort and will download the extension, which will add the del.icio.us buttons to the Baderman’s browser toolbar. The company can then bookmark any sites and add tags to the bookmarks for easy navigation. (Huddleston, 2008)
The next step in the implementation plan is for the team to develop xml documents, their schema’s, extensible stylesheet language transformation (XSLT’s) to transform the XML to XHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to integrate Web 2.0 functionality to the Baderman’s XHTML written web site. The team will incorporate a Really Simple Syndicate (RSS) feed into the XML documents in order to define the XML document by using a standardized schema. It can then be published as a Web feed that visitors to Baderman can subscribe to. Once visitors subscribe they can publish blog entries, audio, and video to name a few The RSS syntax that will be used is RSS 2 syntax. (Huddleston, 2008)
The Language Breakers team will add mobile...