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B146 Logbook -- Team 3 (Tech Shop)

16/02/2012 - Meeting 1

Group topic - Computers, laptops and accessories
Project title - Tech Shop
Team Members Attended:
- Abid Poswall - 612254
- Alex Kamau - 503294
- Gia Quy Le - 637257

Today we started the planning of our website, selected what to sell, created a shared folder in Google docs for collaborative work within a project planning table and decided a variety of tasks which to be undertaken to complete the website:

1. Database Design

2. Database Research

3. Website Sales
- Laptops
- Desktops
- Accessories

4. Database Content
- Components description(Images, prices, brands etc.)
- Comments & Rating
- Guest accounts
- Suppliers details
- Product's unique IDs

5. Wesbite Design Layout
- Content (Images, products description, menus)
- Shopping Cart
- Checkout session
- Verification and validation

We have now setup various communication techniques, such as mobile communication, email, skype and meetings.

Next meeting -
Task assigned for next meeting:
Todays task (23.02.2012)
Today we will start writting the preliminary report

Meeting 2 (01/03/2012)
Today we got some feedback on our draft preliminary report our points to improve are:
This will be carried out over the weekend where we will add more detail to our draft and it will be completed by 6/03/2012
which is our deadline

Meeting 3 (06/03/2012)
Team Members Attended: Abid Poswall, Alex Kamau, Gia Quy Le
Today we had to complete and hand in our preliminary design to the admin office at 2pm.

Meeting 4 (16/03/2012)
Team Members Attended: Abid Poswall, Alex Kamau, Gia Quy Le
After the peer review, the preliminary report gave us 83% which were pleased us much.
Today we have decided to include a Javascript Browser detection which will load different versions of CSS files based on the clients browser as well as display browser version and their Operating System.

- Also Alex had designed the basic layout of homepage with "Tech Shop" logo (normal and flash versions) and the navigation bar.
- In addition, Quy searched for how to implement the shopping basket and product tables in PHP.
- Abid will handle the product gallery with HDD, Laptop, RAM, PSU, Motherboards and Apple hardware/software.

Meeting 5 (23/03/2012)
Team Members Attended: Abid Poswall, Alex Kamau, Gia Quy Le

- Today we set up a meeting in Rinat's lab session and we had to change all of the webpages from HTML to PHP in order to dynamically interactive with our customers and also made some changes to the homepage and its contents.
- Quy has created the "Contact us" form and continued to implement the "Sale form" as we planned.
- Abid & Alex has found the images for the products and its specifications so we can put them into the catalogue page.

Meeting 6 (18/04/2012)
Team Members Attended: Abid Poswall, Alex Kamau, Gia Quy Le

We met in the library as planned and because of the huge amount of work which hadn't been done so there were some changes:
- Abid will create the "Sale form" for the customers and Alex will try to complete the final layout and design of the webpages.
- Quy had finished the products database and will create the database for customers to order the goods and store their information.

Meeting 7 (20/04/2012)
Team Members Attended: Abid Poswall, Alex Kamau, Gia Quy Le

We met in the library to test out some of the features on our website such as the sale form and also the search function as these where priority at the time.
over the weekend we divided the tasks needed to be completed and on Thursday in the lecture we would compare the changes to the website and decided
what needs to be improved and what can be changed to make the website better.

Meeting 8 (26/04/2012)
Team Members Attended: Abid Poswall, Alex Kamau, Gia Quy Le

During the lecture we focused on the functionality of our website, the most important thing at this time was to make sure all the links are working and also
to make sure the layout is perfect so we can add the extra's like the view counter. The key changes discussed during this meeting was that we should remove
all borders in out product pages to make the page look neat. Quy was given the task of continue to work on the order form and abid worked on the contact us form
so by next week we should have ideally have a fully functioning webiste