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Team 8 Capstone Project: Online Musical Instrument Store. Andrew Szewczyk Gabriel Chaney. Agenda. Purpose Advantages Progress Design Rationale Status. Project Purpose. Construct a professional website for a small business Accessible Robust Sleek/eye-candy
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Team 8 Capstone Project:Online Musical Instrument Store Andrew Szewczyk Gabriel Chaney
Agenda • Purpose • Advantages • Progress • Design Rationale • Status
Project Purpose • Construct a professional website for a small business • Accessible • Robust • Sleek/eye-candy • Making an already successful thing more successful
Project Purpose (cont’d) • Learn something new • Web development • Artsy & technical
Project Advantages • Gabe knows the small business well! • Inventory • Standard & non-standard customer needs • Standard & non-standard employer needs • Drew knows mobile devices well! • Worked at Intel 7 years • One major project was a mobile device
Project Advantages (cont’d) • Industry mentor is experienced • Co-owner of web development business: customerfunding.com • Web developer • E-commerce • (Is a classmate!)
Project Goals 3 Overall Goals in Order of Importance • Implement a web-based database allowing customers to browse inventory via PC/Smartphone/PDA • Implement a hardware/software solution to host website and database • Implement a shopping cart and ordering system for the website
Project Progress • HTML & CSS • Preliminary design work • Color scheme, photography, & logo • Page layout • Navigation • Need more layout ideas • Need more cross-browser research & testing • Including mobile device functionality
Project Progress (cont’d) • LAMP Progress • Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP installed on a PC • Currently evaluating Apache for web hosting • Started MySQL database design • Entity-Relationship diagram • Need to research PHP
Project Progress (cont’d) • Database ER Diagram
Rationale for Design • LAMP solution is a free web-server that gives developer full control over environment • PC Hardware ~$1500 • Internet Connection $45 and up per month • Domain Registration $2-10 • Additional $3-15 per month for hosting plans • Potential small business opportunity • Dual functionality of web pages • PC functionality • Mobile device functionality