Webfuel have recently deployed an open source Q&A platform for a department of Leicester University (RDS - Research Design Services). The tool allows RDS team members in Leicester and other RDS departments across the country to ask questions, provide answers and generally collaborate on building a knowledge base that can be used by all team members.
The solution is based on a customised version of the open source Biostar Central software which is written using Python and the popular Django web framework. Webfuel customised the solution to meet several requirments that the original sofware did not provide, as well as branding it to the necessary RDS and NIHR branding. The software is very similar to the popular Stack Exchange Q&A websites (such as Stack Overflow). A screenshot of the software during testing can be seen below.
The software is hosted in our cloud hosted infrastructure providing robust daily backup to 2 different data centres to ensure the valuable knowledge that is being accumulated in the application is safe and secure.
The software can only be accessed by registered users (a feature the original open source implementation did not provide) which is obviously important when a potentially sensitive or proprietary knowledge base is being created.
If you think a similar solution could be a useful tool to help your own teams collaborate, share and build knowledge then please let us know and we'd be happy to discuss how we can customise and deploy a similar solution for your organisation.
Link building is still one of the key factors in SEO success. When Google or other search engines are analysing your site to determine its SEO rankings one of the key factors that they consider is the number and quality
Many clients come to us looking for a database application. But what is a database application exactly, and how does it differ from other applications? The main feature of a database application is that it is primarily concerned with creating, updating
There is no point having a website if people are going to leave it immediately. Here are some common and simple mistakes that many websites make that lead to customer frustration and cause them to "bounce" away. 1. Website is
An ongoing debate in web design has been the scroll vs the click. Do users visiting a website prefer to scroll through a long page or click through to new pages? 2015 has possibly seen the demise of non scrolling websites, and