Indigo Agency is a clothing representative with several clothing lines that they represent. They sell to individual retailers who then sell to the end user. This site is not an ordering system, it is simply a secure web site that allows Indigo Agency clients a place to come and view the products online to assist in the sales process for the company.
The main purpose of the site is two fold:
1. Product Area - To provide their buyers a secure (username and password required)place to come to online and view the product lines (currently 10) that Indigo Agency provides. They represent several manufacturers and each manufacturer can have many products. They currently represent 10 manufacturers and that equates to approximately 300 individual products. (not including size and color options)
2. Articles Area - The owner of the company will be writing several articles related to the industry on a regular basis. This also will require a login to access this area of the site. This will be similar to a blog but will not allow comments and will only be displayed one at a time. The most recent article will always be on display.
Design - The site design is already complete and is template based. There are three templates, one is for the login page (home page) and other is for products and articles and the third s for the admin area. These graphics will be provided to the awarded programmer.
Product area - The product area will require Indigo Agency's clients to have a username and password that will be issued by Indigo Agency. This login will allow their clients to view everything that Indigo Agency has to offer for the next two seasons. Visitors will be able to browse the clothing lines by categories (jeans, knit tops, etc), brand name, season, or delivery dates. This is done by simply clicking on a navigation menu item. The search results will be put on the page in a table like format with 2 columns. The details of each item will be listed to the left. Each thumbnail will be clickable and will enlarge in a new window using a “Lightbox” effect. The client should be able to zoom in and pan on this larger version o the thumbnail.
Articles Area - Once a customer is logged into the site, they will be able to go to this page and read the latest articles written by Indigo Agency as well as any archived articles. Archived articles will be kept for as long as the admin wishes.
Admin area - The inventory of clothing available will be controlled through an username/password protected admin interface by Indigo Agency's respective reps. These reps should be able to upload images, upload color swatches, change descriptions, and change clothing options such as color and size. They will also need to control the keywords associated with the images for the search function that will be available to the visitors. This will be restricted to a drop-down list so that the admin cannot just put in any words they wish. The words that appear in this list are to be controlled by the Super User.
Super User – This is to control the categories of the product lines and to add/edit/delete articles.&#8195;