I recently had to work on security and quality assurance documentation for the Thunder Bay hospital website my group and I have been building. Here’s a sample of the documentation followed by a link to the full document:
This security & quality assurance documentation outlines the testing strategies, policies, and procedures used for the testing of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences website. These tests will be carried out by the testers to ensure that the quality of the site is up to the standards outlined in the specifications and requirements documentation for the site.
The focus of this documentation will be on the Gift Shop, Maps, and Test pages as well as some elements common to all pages. Elements that will be tested include the administration page for the gift shop, the public page for the Maps, and the navigation links of the entire site.
As of the publishing date of this documentation, tests have been performed for the Gift Shop admin page – ensuring the quality, functionality, and compatibility of the page. Testing of the remaining elements is to follow.
The previous version of the TBRHSC website was written using static pages that are difficult to maintain and update. The scope of the re-development project aims to make it easier for the staff of the hospital to control and modify the site. This is done by incorporating dynamic, database driven content on the public pages and through the creation of an administrative content management system.
New features that will be included on this site include a Google Maps module that will be used to provide directions from any location to the hospital, a module that allows the posting of job opportunities at the hospital as well as a system for applying to said jobs, a mailing list that allows the hospital to send out a newsletter on a routine basis, an inventory system for the gift shop, a booking system that allows patients to book rooms in advance of their stay, and a page manager that allows new pages to be added to the site with much greater ease.
In addition to the new features that are to be added, a new design for the site has been created to bring it up to date with current trends in web design. The navigation system has been streamlined allowing all pages to be presented on every page rather than have sub-navigation menus for each major section. This has been accomplished by creating drop-down menus that detail all pages related to the main header.