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Hosting and Development Services

The CALS Programming and Web Development Group (within CALS-Communications and Technologies) provides web development services to the College and Campus community. We design and develop departmental and grant-based websites using content management systems (such as Drupal), as well as GIS and web-based mapping applications, mobile applications, and online curriculum.  We also re-develop existing sites, add new sections or functionality, and perform maintenance and changes when needed. Let us know if we can help with any new or existing web development. Below is a list of our services.

 

CALS Communications and Technologies (CCT)
Programming and Web Development Group
webdev@cals.arizona.edu
520.621.2489

 

Web Hosting

Static-HTML Website Hosting: free
Sites developed in Dreamweaver or other HTML development software that do not require a database.

Database-backed Website Hosting: $200/year.
This includes Drupal, Wordpress, custom PHP websites, etc. A hosting fee waiver exists for certain types of sites and scenarios. Contact the dev team for more information.

Dedicated Virtual Server: $1000/year.
Your own Linux or Windows server that allows you to install any web or database software (which may not be available in the College’s shared hosting environment). Your application(s) will be hosted separately from the rest of the College’s web applications, providing greater performance, dedicated RAM and additional disk space. The Virtual server is placed on redundant computing hardware, which keeps your application responsive during a network, storage, or CPU failure. You will get full administrative access to the server and a suite of web-based monitoring tools. This is an alternative to our shared hosting environment and the $200/year hosting fee for database-backed websites.

 

Web Development

New Website Development: flat rate, per estimate
Design and develop departmental and grant-based websites using content management systems (such as Drupal), as well as GIS and web-based mapping applications, mobile applications, and online curriculum

Website Conversion: flat rate, per estimate
Convert an existing static-HTML, Joomla, or Wordpress site (etc) to Drupal.

Website Content Migration: flat rate or hourly at $45/hr, per estimate
Migrate content from an existing site to a newer Drupal-based website.

Website Re-Design: flat rate, per estimate
Our graphic designer will give your site a new, modern look by designing proofs for feedback and converting those proofs to HTML or a Drupal-based theme that are responsive to varying screen sizes. The site will look acceptable on desktop, tablets, and mobile phones.

Website Logo Design: flat rate, per estimate
Design a custom logo for your department or organization.

Website Maintenance: flat rate, retainer fee, or hourly at $45/hr, per estimate
Re-develop existing sites, add new sections or functionality, and perform maintenance and changes when needed.

Website Application Scanning: $45 per application
Scan website for security threats. Mitigate issues.

Drupal Core Updates: free
When Drupal releases a new minor version, we upgrade the Drupal core, then ask you to submit the site’s upgrade.php script.

Drupal Site Module Updates - Per Request: $45/hr
Upgrade test, and debug, in a controlled development environment before pushing the changes to your production site.

Drupal Site Module Updates - Monthly Subscription: $50/month
Using the procedure above, our staff will monitor your site and upgrade modules as needed, on a monthly basis.

 

Mobile Development

Native Mobile Applications: flat-rate, per estimate
Mobile applications that are specifically targeted for iOS or Android devices.

Mobile Web Applications: flat rate, per estimate
Mobile applications that are built using HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript that can be run from the browser and are platform independent.

 

GIS and Mapping Applications

Web Mapping Applications: flat-rate, per estimate
Develop mapping applications for web browsers using a variety of mapping APIs. Developed in JavaScript, Flash, or Silverlight.

Mobile Mapping Applications: flat-rate, per estimate
Develop in-field mapping applications that are targeted for tablets and mobile phones. These applications can provide users the ability to perform in-field edits and save those edits back to a mobile-deployed dataset or enterprise database.

 

GIS Infrastructure Design and Development

  • Design and implement GIS Application Servers such as ArcGIS Server or GeoServer that serve GIS data to web, mobile, and desktop clients.

  • Design and implement Spatial Database Management Systems such as ArcSDE or PostGIS that store are retrieve spatial data in a multi-user environment.

 

Typical Types of Sites and Audiences

  • Department Sites

  • Research Lab Sites

  • Conferences and Events

  • Digital Collections

  • Reservation/Sign Up Sites

  • Citizen Science/Peer-Driven Sites

  • Outreach Sites

  • Mobile Applications

  • Mapping Applications

 

Typical Features & Add-Ons

  • Manage Multiple Users/Editors – Various Permissions and Privileges

  • UA WebAuth or 3rd Party Authentication

  • Publication Tools – Workflow management

  • Calendar Events

  • Faceted Searching

  • Blogs

  • Forums

  • File Sharing – Dropbox Integration

  • Web Forms and Surveys

  • Reservation/Checkout Systems

  • Credit Card Processing

  • Image Galleries, Rotating Slideshows

  • Featured Stories or Events

  • Mobile-Responsive Design

  • Mapping

  • Charting and Graphs

  • Statistical Data Analysis

  • Twitter Integration

  • RSS Feed Dissemination

  • Mass Emailing

  • Data Harvesting from OAI, DSpace, external CMS’s.

  • Data Importing from CSV

  • Data Export to Excel

  • Google Analytics / Search Engine Optimization