The Ashram serves as a source of inspiration and guidance, and stands as amonument to Gandhiji’s life mission and a testimony to others who have fought a similar struggle. It became home to the ideology that set India free. It aided countless other nations and people in their own battles against oppressive forces.
The Ashram is presently involved in a number of activities that serves to both preserve the history of Gandhi and the freedom struggle and also to promote and educate people in the great philosophies, values and teachings of Gandhi.
The Ashram Trust funds activities that include education for the visitor, the community and routine maintenance of the museum and its surrounding grounds.
Client wanted to develop a web portal in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and to present his Heritage on web. Client had a plan to have vast information of the life and times of Gandhiji on the portal. The information includes books written by Gandhiji, audio and video files, gallery of photographs & cartoons.
Following are the major requirements of the client :
Gallery of photographs, videos, cartoons, audios, posters and stamps with searching, paging and filtering functionality
Site visitors should be able to view photographs in full screen and also able to print the photographs
Videos should be easily play on the portal with all basic features such as start / pause / stop, forward, backward, and volume up / down
Portal should display written document related to Gandhiji’s speeches
Portal should display list of all the places visited by Gandhiji on the Google Map across the world
Day-to-day & event wise chronology of Gandhiji with filtering functionality by date
Books and Volumes related to Gandhiji with searching & filtering features
Web portal should be provide all journals with related photographs that was published or edited by Gandhiji or other institutions
Web portal should include information related to the family tree of Mahatma Gandhi
Registration for special users with login functionality
All the type of contents such as photographs, videos & books and special users should be manage by administrator
Following were the general requirements of the client:
Web portal should provide list of recent updates
Global search for web portal
Web Portal should be available in multi language – English, Hindi & Gujarati with multiple content size options
Two type of website views: standard & contrast view