Linda Shiner / Design Libraries

Online software management database

What they needed

Owner Linda Shiner came to GORGES to rebuild the software management system that allows her architectural clients to manage their resources. The system was built with obsolete technology, and the original developer was no longer supporting it. It also didn’t have the functionality that she had hoped for.

Design Libraries website on monitor screen

What we built

We preserved Linda’s valuable existing database, and built a new user interface using the Yii PHP framework. The new UI focused on easy navigation through the complex data model of the application, which involves relationships between client architectural firms, manufacturers, distributors, sales representatives, and libraries of product samples and catalogs.

With the new system, librarians and staff of client firms can easily find the products they need for a given project, or request samples of new products from manufacturers or their representatives.

Design Libraries app on an iPad

Instructional videos

Over time we have continued to make improvements to the application, including a re-skinning of the UI to support responsive layout for mobile devices. We also created a series of instructional videos for her clients, to make it easier for them to get the most out of the application quickly.

Instructional video screen capture
GORGES transformed our website and database from an expensive disappointment into the nicely designed, multi-functional tool that I dreamed it could be. My employees and I are thrilled with the ease of data management and our clients are impressed with the accessibility to information they now have. The GORGES culture is professional, responsive and relaxed. It's a real pleasure to work with them.

Linda Shiner

Linda Shiner

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