Technology at The John Morris Community Outreach for Performing Arts


The Webmasters , Web architects, Web developers, Site Authors, or Website Administrators,are the persons responsible for maintaining one of several websites operated by The John Morris Community Outreach Programme. Typical duties of the Webmasters may include ensuring that the web servers, hardware and software are operating correctly, designing the website, generating and revising web pages, A/B testing, replying to user comments, and examining traffic through the site.
Our professional webmasters are also be well-versed in Web transaction software, payment-processing software, and security softwarea and are generalists with HTML expertise who manage most or all aspects of Web operations.Depending on the nature of our websites which we manage, our webmasters typically know scripting languages such as JavaScript, PHP and Perl. They may also be required to know how to configure web servers such as Apache HTTP Server (Apache) or Internet Information Services (IIS) and be a server administrator. Further, our webmasters may also act as website designers on smaller-scale sites.Core responsibilities of the webmasters may include the regulation and management of access rights of different users of a website, the appearance and setting up website navigation. Content placement can be part of a webmaster's numerous duties, though content creation may not be.Even with the best tools, software doesn't build itself. Our custom built application is large and has been meticulously maintained for quality and performance. In the event you need to reach us simply CONTACT US HERE


 

We use the following standards, software, libraries, and SDKs to build quality web applications.


 

Railo CFML Engine

 

Railo is the application server and programming language that is used for our web sites. It is one of the fastest CFML engines. It generates Java classes based on the CFML code and uses many open source Java libraries to simplify many common web design tasks. Railo is also a free open source project which helps to reduce costs for our Company.

 

Railo CFML Engine

 


 

 Apache Web Server

 

Apache Web Server

 


 

 Google Maps API

 


 

 Eclipse IDE

 

Eclipse


 

 Filezilla - Free FTP Software

 

Filezilla

 


 

 Jquery - A javascript library for writing less code so you can do more.

 

Jquery

 


 

 MariaDB Database - Open source high performance database server (An enhanced, more free version of MySQL)

 

MariaDB Database

 


 

 NotePad++ - A vital tool for keeping track of our notes and making quick changes to code.

 

Notepad++

 


 

IrFanView - Fast, Free, Easy - View full size photos with your mousewheel

 

IrFanView

 


 

Open Source - Using and writing open source software saves everyone money and creates a different kind of community that is more interactive and excited.

 

Open Source Software

 


 

PHP 5 - Occassionally, we use this popular programming language to build something that it is better at doing.

 

PHP 5

 


 

 SQLYog - we use this to connect to MySql and manage the database because it is free, fast and simple.

 

SQLYog

 


 

XHTML - We write valid / compatible XHTML code

 

XHTML

 


 

Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) - We write valid / compatible CSS code

 

CSS

 


 

Communication / Office Software

 

Staying in touch with clients is just as important as making software. With Google Apps, Androids and Mozilla Thunderbird, We can sync all our contacts and keep our Email fast and organized for free.We were using Microsoft Outlook, but Thunderbird 3.1 is actually better then Microsoft Outlook 2010 in several ways and it's great that its free .

 

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

 

Google Apps

 


 

Trillian Astra

Instant Messenging is very helpful when communicating with contractors and staff. We use www.Trillian.im because it allows you to connect all the major chat providers without showing ads and has a simple interface.

 

Trillian

 


 

OpenOffice.org

 

We stopped using Microsoft Office and haven't looked back. OpenOffice can view / edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents without the cost. It's free open source software.

 

OpenOffice.org

 


 

Security and Best Practices

 


 

Protecting customer data is very important and we use several technologies to do that. All software has been configured to depend on firewalls, SSL Certificates, 128 or higher Encryption and SSH where security is best needed. We also use various algorithms to encrypt certain data, such as passwords.

 

SSH - Secure Communications

 


 

SSL Encryption and SSL Certificates

 

SSL

 


 

Windows Firewall

 

Windows Firewall

 


 

Adobe Software

 

We have a license for Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, which includes all of their software except for the video and audio apps. We primarily use Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Acrobat on a day to day basis.

 

Adobe Corporation

 


 

Adobe Acrobat / Adobe PDF

 

Everyone uses PDFs in their daily work now, but many don't have Acrobat Professional and we also are able to generate data driven PDFs with Coldfusion.

 

Adobe PDF


 

Adobe Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is what all the code was written with.

 

Adobe Dreamweaver

 


 

Adobe Flash 

Flash animations and menus are commonly used across the internet. Most internet video is also transfer using Flash technologies. As HTML 5 and other standard evolve, Adobe is committed to building tools and conversion utilities to keep the Flash community growing. Flash is also used in high profile games for console, computers and mobile devices to display the interface and help companies produce engaging experiences faster.

 

Adobe Flash

 


 

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

Adobe sets a high standard for Digital Photo Editing and Illustration for web developers with Photoshop and Illustrator. Both Photoshop and Illustrator have numerous tools which enable advanced designs to be created and maintained quickly. They also make it easy to share files between staff and contractors.

 

Adobe Photoshop

 

Adobe Illustrator

 


 

Centos Linux

 

We host the web sites on a recent version of Centos Linux Operating System. This is one of the most stable and reliable platforms available. We've built our own security configuration from scratch to ensure the upmost service reliability. Our systems are backed up continuously.


 

Microsoft Software

 

We use Windows operating systems for development and for specific server software.

 

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

  

Windows 7 Ultimate

 


 

Browser Compatibility

 

We build our systems to be compatible with modern browsers such as Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera on Mac, Linux and Windows

 

World-class desktop browser support already built-in.

 

Desktop Browser

 

Mobile Browsers

 

As mobile internet use grows on tablets and phones, we will research and develop features that make sense for these devices.

 


 

Google Android OS

 

Android OS

 


 

Rim Blackberry

 

Blackberry


 

 Apple iOS (iPhone / iPad)

 

Apple iOS


 

Microsoft Windows Phone (Previously Windows Mobile)

 

Windows Phone

 


 

Hosting

We use high performance dedicated servers and service them ourselves to ensure things are done correctly.

 


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