The initial phase of the development consisted of PSP producing a functional specification to outline all of the requirements for the new website. The specification covered, in detail, the technical and development requirements to build a new mobile responsive site for Riverside Training.
Detailed within the specification were the fields, pages, workflow and logic required within the site.
The functional specification was handed over to Riverside Training for review and sign off. Once both parties had signed the document, PSP began development of the new site.
The new website was developed using the Umbraco CMS (content management system) platform, including the addition of fully responsive pages for usage on a range of tablets and smartphones (Apple, Android and Windows based).
The open source Umbraco platform allows Riverside Training to manage their own site content quickly and efficiently. Riverside administrators can create, upload and delete site pages, manage email subscriber lists, manage product orders and even administer discount codes, without having to submit and wait for requests to be actioned by third parties. Umbraco also includes a comprehensive user management system, allowing Riverside Training to control who can add, edit or remove content.
Beyond the development and in line with PSP’s commitment to quality and their ISO recognition, a comprehensive test plan was created and utilised, and user guides were created to support user training, implementation and to ensure maximum buy-in from all stakeholders.