How do you design a Web Portal? How is it different from other web sites? Well every Internet browser knows that a web portal is an information website. A web portal is linked from many other related web based applications and can be useful for a variety of people. For example in a business portal, there is the possibility of sharing and collaboration of work groups. With a web based portal it becomes possible for visitors/members to use the content on the web from different types of platforms like either a PC, laptop, mobile phone or a even a PDA etc. Thus a business portal offers access, control and procedures for multiple applications.
A good web portal has to be very well organized and free of clutter and confusion. Visitors should be able to add content, edit or delete content very easily without having to know HTML. It must have e-commerce capabilities if it is a business portal. While designing a web portal a business-driven approach is ideal and also the system architecture and technology should preferably be state of the art and efficient. Some of the basic points to be consider while designing a web portal are,
- Security control mechanism
- Access to many types of repositories
- Data collection and propagation
- Interaction of business applications via the portal
Web designing of portals vary depending on the type of web portal that is being developed. Some of the solutions offered during web portal designing include:
- Knowledge management
- Business intelligence service
- Portal for inter working in a corporate environment
- Applications integration portals
- Development and testing tools
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