Hide Folder is a powerful data privacy, encryption and protection
tool for use on Microsoft Windows based PCs.
We were approached by Puresoft, the distributors of Hide
Folder, to produce a fully integrated web design content management
and secure online ordering system with automatic user registration,
customer and order management features.
We produced a wide range of design concepts and prototypes
for Puresoft before settling upon the final web site design,
featuring a high technology theme and a magical galaxy/wormhole
metaphor (hinting at the transportation of the users encrypted
data to a hidden universe and back again).
Screen shot of the web site's
This styling and galaxy theme would later be carried across
to the development of the dvd
packaging and CD front design we created for the retail
boxed version of the product.
The hide folder site was constructed using modular PHP code,
running on a dedicated Linux server, with a MySQL relational
Extensive use of server side includes and modular design
and construction make future web site and code updates easier.
The styling of the hide folder site is controlled with a
cascading style sheet (CSS), enabling easy site wide adjustments
of style elements from a single file.
Puresoft were very happy with our work on the Hide Folder
web site. Below is some feedback we received at the projects
completion (reproduced with permission):
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you
for all the excellent work you did for our recent Hide Folder
project. From start to finish the project was managed and
executed with great professionalism and dedication. It often
felt like I had a team of people working on the project, the
sort of level of service and attention I would maybe hope
for if I was working with a specialist up-market agency paying
many times more than your very reasonable rates.
You consistently produced work of the highest standards and
right through to the end of the project you continued to exceed
my expectations. Your suggestions, guidance and advice were
always insightful and very helpful.
The main thing that I really liked about working with you
was that you could do the whole programming/internet technology
side of things as well as the graphics and design. It meant
I could be sure that the final solution was going to be a
truly integrated solution. I was very much impressed by the
thorough testing that all stages of the development were obviously
put through. There were hardly any issues I could find with
your programming work when I received it for testing, and
considering the complexity and size of the project, I was
very impressed at what a good job you did.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your services
to anyone else seeking internet or graphic design development
and consultancy services. I will certainly be using your services
in the future whenever the need arises."
Along with the web site design and development work, we produced
a matching packaging design which can be seen on the:
Folder DVD Packaging Design Page »»
Visit The Website
Visit the Hide Folder web site to take a look at our work
Web Application Development
Behind the Hide Folder web site, sits a comprehensive web
application, incorporating product, order and customer registration
The administration of regularly updated content in the front
end of the web site is handled by bespoke content management
ONLINE ORDERING FACILITIES
Comprehensive online ordering and order management
facilities, tightly integrated with the worldpay payment gateway,
offer tried, tested and trusted secure ordering facilities
for the customer, and easy administration of orders for Puresoft
PROMOTIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A promotions management system allows product promotions
with corresponding discount coupons to be issued and managed.
Users can apply coupon codes during the order process. Puresoft
can manage promotions and view statistics to chart the success
of promotions in the order administration system.
OFF-LINE ACCOUNTS INTEGRATION
We explored a number of approaches to integrate the ordering
system with the Sage and Quickbooks off-line accounting software.
Eventually settling on Quickbooks, the ordering and database
administration system we built allows Puresoft to export order
and customer data to their off-line Quickbooks accounting
system with a single click.
Account export history management features record the complete
export history, offering single click-account exports from
the last export date to the present, and keeping tabs on previous
exports. Historic accounting periods can be re-exported with
a couple of clicks.
AUTOMATIC USER REGISTRATION
An automated user registration system integrated into the
ordering process allows for the automatic and unsupervised
registration of Hide Folder users, and the electronic distribution
of registration information and sales receipts, greatly simplifying
and reducing the administration time that would usually be
required by Puresoft to manage these processes manually.
ORDER SECURITY MANAGEMENT
A series of order verification checks, tightly integrated
with Worldpay's World Alert system allow suspect or potentially
fraudulent orders to be flagged for manual intervention before
users are delivered their registration information.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Content management facilities allow easy update of regularly
changing information from an easy to use web based administration
- News Management System
News and announcements can be entered quickly and easily
through a web based interface. News and announcements automatically
become part of the Hide Folder web site front-end.
- Rotating Testimonials System
A testimonial management system allows Puresoft to easily
add and manage testimonials sent by their many happy customers.
Users can submit their feedback and testimonials directly
through the front end of the Hide Folder web site, ready
for one-click confirmation by Puresoft's staff for inclusion
in the web site front end.
Testimonials displayed on the site are ranked and displayed
in rotation, presenting the user with fresh content as they
browse from page to page.
- FAQ Management System
A frequently asked questions database management system
allows Puresoft to build and manage a Hide Folder related
knowledge base for their users, reducing the burden of support
Frequently asked questions are entered, categorised and
managed from a user friendly WYSYWIG editor interface, with
the resulting knowledge base being displayed in the FAQ
section of the hide folder web site front end.