Koltsovo science-city is a centre of Russia�s biotechnologies. Science-city town
hall needed a modern powerful informational portal for two-sided communications
with the population, enterprises, Mass Media, Russian and foreign organizations.
The portal should be underlining Koltsovo�s image of a rapid developing scientific-industrial
centre of biotechnologies. A group of moderators, not possessing programming skills
should be supporting and controlling the portal.
Light modern design reflected Koltsovo image in a precise way.
CMS DotNetNuke was
used for the solution of the set tasks. The base functionality of this system was
widened and updated, a unique set of skins, providing a convenient and modern mean
of presenting information to the user, was developed. The whole administrative interface
was located in order to lighten moderators� work. Delimitation of access rights
and zones of moderators� responsibilities allowed to constantly maintain currency
of information on the portal, make operative changes in the portal�s content and
avoid mistakes when moderating the content. A set of functional decisions, such
as forum, voting, comments, forms for sending messages to the email of portal administration
and representatives of science-city authorities, was implemented in order to provide
a two-sided communication between Koltsovo town-hall and portal users.
DotNetNuke, VB.NET, C#, IIS 6.0, MS SQL Server, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS.
The client received a powerful, adjusted and ready to use tool for an effective
communication with a wide audience of users. Moderation of the content is simplified
to the maximum extent. WYSIWYG(what you see is what you get) editor is used, so
the moderators can only possess basic computer skills for a successful fulfillment
of their tasks. With the portal implementation, Koltsovo town hall received an opportunity
to inform the population about programs and projects, held at Koltsovo enterprises,
to more effectively attract investors for collaboration, inform citizens about different
events, held in the science-city, and also receive necessary information from the
portal users. Implementation of such a portal renders a positive influence both
in an economic way, due to a more effective search of partners and investors, and
in a way of setting more tight and clear connections with the population and maintaining
of Koltsovo science-city modern image.