Infopeople Web Site
During the third quarter of 2005, I began to work on the
design for a new version of the
Infopeople web site. Infopeople is the IT recruitment division of the ITR Group.
As always, I wanted a clean and simple look that was
easy to use and fast to load. And I wanted to continue to
refine the navigation and page layout style I'd been
A major goal was to select and use a content management
system which would enable Infopeople staff across the
country to maintain the web site themselves. After seeking
feedback from others, plus considering and evaluating a
number of popular choices, I settled on Etomite CMS.
The following software tools were used to build the
Infopeople web site:
- Etomite CMS
(running on a Linux platform using Apache, MySQL, PHP
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Adobe PhotoShop CS
- Adobe ImageReady CS
- Adobe Illustrator CS
- WS_FTP for Windows
- HTML Tidy
- NoteTab Pro
- TopStyle Pro
The Infopeople web site runs using the Etomite Content
Management Systems, an open source solution released under
the GNU license scheme. Etomite is a CMS solution built using the
language with MySQL
for the database.
Several Etomite Snippets were created to generate various
elements of the web pages, e.g. the page crumbs, various menus,
page specific meta tags etc. Snippets were also used to generate
pages from the documents database, e.g. site map, news listing etc.
The DHTML Menu used for the main top menu is licensed from
The web site is hosted by JaguarPC on servers running the Linux
operating system, using the Apache web server.
The Infopeople web site respects W3C standards. The web site is currently
validated to XHTML 1.0 Transitional with
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
I chose to again use the DHTML Menu from Milonic (www.milonic.com).
I simply built a set of key graphic elements using Adobe
PhotoShop CS. Then it was time to install the Etomite CMS,
and start to build a new web page template. Then TopStyle Pro
was used to build a cascading style
It took me some time to get acquainted with some of the
concepts of Etomite. But in no time at all I was happily
adapting snippets to my needs, or writing new ones.
Then it was time to research and write the content, and
build the required web pages.
Most impressive is the way Etomite can be used to
generate dynamic page content.
The Infopeople web site
looks best on 1024 x 768 or better resolution displays.
Best of all, I think the navigation system I devised
Infopeople web site went live in early September 2005.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007