Web Site Design Specifications
The core objective of the website is to act as a current awareness resource, allowing web users/patients/academics to research articles on pain relief and share knowledge on the issue.
Thus the site should be designed to cater for the following:
- Act as a current awareness resource to allow people to keep up to date with developments and allow the site owner to publish his views through a blog (to be published whenever he feels like it)
- Provision for a message board so contributors can discuss issues relating to latest developments in the pain relief field
- Allow interested parties to search the site and find out information on research into pain relief.
- The site needs to incorporate client articles and newsletters.
- Have the provision to set up a mailing list so that members can be kept informed of the latest research and advances in pain relief treatment.
- Provision for members to log in to view content, access and use site.
- The site needs to have search functionality so that people can search all the information on the site.
- The site needs to be able to provide usage statistics e.g. web site hits to monitor how popular it is.
- Site must be attractive but not at the expense of slow loading.
- The site must be search engine optimised so that it ranks highly in search engine rankings
- There must be forms on the site to enable people to contact the site author.
- There must be some protection on the page to stop people stealing content
A core requirement is a content management system so that the site owner can update the information himself with as little technical input as possible. There will be a need for step-by-step instructions including screenshots.