Today we had another client coming to the class: Cliff Fell, to discuss the development of the KissMeHardy website.

Reading through the requirements in the course assignment outline I saw that the website already has all the content developed in the Kiss me hardy journal.

Also we know that the site needs to promote the New Zealand location and Nelson/NMIT theme. The latter could be achieved through images of arts students working on the Kiss me hardy journal showing that it has an academic origin.

Here is our groups list of requirements from Cliff:

  1. What web pages would you like? e.g About, contact us, etc? The following pages: magazine issues, fiction, poetry, reportage, essays, art, reviews, links, unable to contribute(political thing in the site), lost for words, smoko
  2. For marketing/publicity, what social media (if any) would you want to use? Definitely
  3. Who are your primary competitors? Supplied in moodle course assignment outline.
    1. The White Review (UK)
    2. The Lifted Brow (Aus)
    3. The Pantograph Punch (NZ)
    4. Funhouse Magazine (US)
    5. Five Dials
  4. What features do you want in the site?  Images, simple site aspects (nav), basic styling- , design should minimalist, white background black text on white. Admin nav bar at the top then links in the links outlined in q1, search functionality, each article has its own page,
  5. What do you like from competitors sites? Header image, and , global nav bar with the following links: (magazine issues, fiction, poetry, reportage, essays, art, reviews, links, unable to contribute(political thing in the site), lost for words, smoko)
  6. What do you want clients to be able to do on the site? Contributors in short term, NZ in the mid term and global in long term
  7. Do you want a contact/inquiry form?
  8. What contact details do you want displayed? Just contact email address for NMIT arts department not phone number.
  9. How big is the company?
    1. NMIT students
  10. How much do you want it related to the Nelson area? Very strongly
  11. Do you have any copyright/privacy statements you want us to comply with? Doesn’t really agree with copyright
  12. Page layout? Side bars and global navigation bar to navigate through the site. Cliff doesn’t like the page turning concept in current deployed site.
  13. Long term goal? World renowned literary magazine to achieve this it must have a exciting looking design.
  14. Do you need logo? They can create the logo
  15. Short term goals? Nelson writers contribute to the Kiss me hardy site.
  16. What kind of emotional response do you want visitors to feel when they visit the page? Feel engaged and that they are meeting with like minds.
  17. When the visitor visits the site what do you want to greet them on the home page? Image of the Queen’s Garden gate.


Web content management systems:

“Content management is:

Maintaining, organizing, and searching across information sources, both structured (database) and unstructured (documents, emails, video files, and ..)” (H.Collins, 2003).

What is a CMS?

Programming frameworks that allows you to edit web pages, and through that editing you can manage content.


Web vs Enterprise:

In enterprise context CMS is the management of all information of the organization in one place. e.g. of CMS is Microsoft’s SharePoint.

Enterprise Content Management not only includes technical systems, but also “the strategies, tools, process, and skills, an organization needs to manage its information assets over their lifecycle”

Web CMS is used to create and push content into web formats like HTML file.

Web Content Management supports the creation and publishing of content to be included in suitable web formats e.g. HTML.

Difference between the front and back-end in CMSs

CMS can be split into front and back end functionality.

Front-end presents content to the viewers, these visitors do not have permissions to change the site.

Back-end is where the publishing and editing of the site is done.


In our individual assignment 1 look at how the different CMS are organized.

WordPress – best for beginners, ideal for blogs.

Joomla – Mid level difficulty is social networking sites

Drupal – Hardest to use with technical skills (HTML, CSS and PHP) necessary.


CMS proposal for our practice website:

WordPress – Nelson Data Systems

Drupal (perhaps) – KissMeHardy website