A Survey of the Web/Hypermedia Development Process in Croatia
Academic literature suggests that the design of web-based systems differs from the development of information systems on account of the significant differences in their characteristics. Accordingly, to cover many aspects of web/hypermedia system design, new development methods have been proposed. In order to explore web/hypermedia design and development practice, and also the usage of those specific methods, studies have been conducted in many developed countries. However, no study has previously been conducted in Croatia or in any transitional country. This chapter provides the findings of an exploratory survey conducted to profile Croatian web designers/developers, to explore the characteristics of their projects and to identify the development process and the activities and methods used in the development of web/hypermedia systems.
KeywordsDevelopment Practice Content Management System Information System Development Documented Procedure Irish Respondent
Our thanks go to Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Galway, for a copy of his questionnaire and insightful comments about research methodology, and to Danijel Radosevic, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varazdin, for the programming modules of the web survey. Finally, we would like to extend special thanks to all participants in the study.
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