[url removed, login to view] is a database powered website that requires redesign and expansion.
1) Enhance search functionality for each the rank comparison tables. Rather than just ranking the data in the database the site should search the database based on information entered by the user. For a guide to the comparison and search functionality see [url removed, login to view]
2) Improved navigation so that links to suitable content (news, articles, questions, calculators, etc) is displayed alongside the relevant comparison table
3) A more sophisticated look and feel throughout the site while keeping SEO top of mind. We would like to see what Ajax solutions maybe suitable in order to improve user experience and comparison functionality
4) The ability to update sections of the site with news content and articles, the content of which needs to be updated remotely and then published to the site. The functionality of this needs to be simple to use (suggestion is to integrate a Wordpress blog to manage this)
We want to include an insurance section that is a directory style information service profiling each NZ insurance provider & their products. See [url removed, login to view] as a guide to the directory style. Each listing would click through to a page on [url removed, login to view] that would contain further details and a click through opportunity.
Articles and news section to go here: [url removed, login to view] As a guide see http://www.westpac.co.nz/olcontent/olcontent.nsf/Content/Business+resource+centre
Mortgage Calculator: These should work by returning how much someone can borrow and then results from the database based on the info provided.
Personal Loan Calculator: This returns results from the database based on the info provided
Saving Calculator: This should calculate and return results next to each finance product in the savings database. The result should be displayed as a $ value (per month) based on the interest rate.
Ask the experts: We need the functionality for users to publish questions and for us to publish responses. Although, this is housed in the resources section of the site it should be linked to from each section of the site. Also links to submitted questions should be displayed alongside the relevant comparison tables. See [url removed, login to view]