Categories : All, Social Networks
In today’s fast-paced and high-tech world, people are accessing the internet and virtual communities in ever-growing numbers. Virtual communities (also known as online communities,e.g. forums, blogs, newsgroups and social networking sites) have brought different people together to interact with one another. The client demanded an interactive cross-cultural online community platform dedicated to bringing people together from all over the world and allowing them to share their cultures, ideas and interests.
Online Community Platform Promoting Thousands of Cultures provides a space where members can represent their cultures, form different cultural groups and interact for a meaningful cultural dialogue across geographical, cultural and ethnic boundaries. We delivered a fun and interactive life online – a social experience that will help the users to discover what’s going on with the world and helps the world discover what’s going on with you.
The cross-cultural online social networking community combines culture, self-expression and entertainment enabling the user to consume, create, discover, curate and share digital content in entirely easy and fun ways.
This is an online hub for those looking to expand their understanding of world’s new cultures,traditions, customs, fun-filled facts, places, people etc. by interacting with members from around the world all in one place.
|Operating System & Server Management||Linux OS,Multi-Server Architecture with Staging & Production Environment through Version Controlling releases, Server Optimization, Security & SSL Implementation, Scheduler for Back-ups, Alert Monitoring System Integration, Server Performance Tuning at regular intervals, Software Firewall Configuration & Maintenance|
|Development Tools & Environments||Joomla, Virtuemart, PHP, AJAX, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3 etc.|
|Database||MYSQL Database Server, DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups|
|Quality Assurance Testers||1|
The online networking characteristic of the website called for the design approach to be built around PHP and MySQL Server. Modules like Forums, Blogs, News, Events were developed in PHP such that they can be executed directly from the UI layer. In order to most effectively access the database in an object-oriented context, an interface translating the object logic to the relational logic was used to communicate with the relational databases in an object – oriented manner.
An intermediary abstract ion layer was created for accessing data from the database. Stored procedures were used only for complex retrieval of data from multiple tables and were entirely avoided with conditional syntax to ensure smooth performance of the website. The UI layer was kept free of any business logic with images, applications and data being called from their respective servers. Sub-domains were used for the different areas of the website to guarantee scalability.
The sturdy architecture was equipped with an exhaustive online feature to fulfill the social networking aspect of the site. The optimized database was synergized with superior query features to offer accurate results through comprehensive search & browse options. The site employed numerous user and service ranking tactics to encourage user participation and ensure the authenticity of reviews. The entire framework was kept highly scalable in order to provide adaptability & ease while incorporating new features. Web usability guidelines were strictly adhered during the development and the interface was made easily navigable through the judicious use of CSS and HTML controls. The site was developed and fully functional within a span of 6 months.