Guambook Website

Jul 28, 2011   //   by blastmachine   //   Portfolio  //  No Comments

Guambook.com is the premier marketing platform for the businesses on Guam.  It offers business owners the opportunity to market their products and services on the Internet.  At this time, the website provides the people of Guam three venues – business listings (like phonebook), classified ads system, and a full featured job recruitment application.

Guambook.com offers Business Listings a portal that lists business information on the internet on a simple directory format.   But it is more than just a regular phone book or an online phone book. This is because the listing owner can change their business information anytime and add more information than a regular telephone directory.  And the best feature is that it is free!

The second feature of Guambook.com is its Job Recruitment System.  The key features include the following:  Job application management, job templates, email templates, full featured online recruitment software.

Lastly, Guambook.com offers Local Ads.  It is a classified ads system that features AJAX – a web technology that make the interaction interface, highly user-friendly.  The system has built in commenting system.  This is useful so that the interaction between the seller and potential buyers are more engaging and interactive.

Guambook.com resides on a content management system that is both powerful and extensible.  It means that aside from the three different systems above, the website can be expanded using a single database.  This will make it easy for the user to use one login credential for the different venues of the website.

BLASTMACHINE used the following web technologies to create Guambook.com:

  • PHP 5.2 (Programming language and system)
  • SSL (Data transfer encryption)
  • Apache 2 (with mod_mysql, mod_xml, and mod_zlib – WebServer Software)
  • MySQL 4.1 (Database system)
  • Content modules (Template system to organize and update sections of the website interface)
  • CSS (User interface configuration)
  • URL ReWrite (Rewrite web address in a short and simpler way)
  • and more…

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