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Toolbox

DSoft Technology Toolkit

DSoft Technology has a large selection of tools at its disposal to make your website look its best.  We have software for developing any solution.  Here's a small overview of what we use most.

Project Manager

Project managers oversee project development, communicate with the client, and keep everyone working in top form.

  • Microsoft Office - Create project documentation
  • Adobe Framemaker - Write project whitepapers
  • DocProject - Create project documentation
  • Dropbox - File sharing both internally and with clients
  • Camtasia Studio - Video training of the new software
  • Project Server 2010 - Manage, plan, and develop projects

Software Developer

Our expert software developers get down to the nitty-gritty of websites, handling the complex, difficult work.

  • Visual Studio 2015 - Software development and programming
  • Expression Blend 4 - Design-oriented development
  • Subversion - Source control, synchronizing source between developers
  • Git - Source control, synchronizing source between developers
  • Firebug - Powerful tools for web debugging
  • Fiddler - Sever debugging and protocol analysis

Software Designer

We create many mock-ups, graphics, and designs in-house, and our software designers turn boring, plain websites into beautiful, interactive products.

  • GIMP - Image editing and mock-ups
  • Paint.NET - Image editing and mock-ups
  • Adobe Photoshop CS - Advanced image editing
  • Inkscape - Vector graphics editing
  • Adobe Fireworks - Advanced vector graphics editing

Software Tester

All DSoft websites are exhaustively evaluated by our outstanding testers before being released, using a variety of testing tools - some custom made for the job.

  • DSoft Automated Testing Tools (DSATT) - Comprehensive automating testing tools
  • JAWS - A screen reader used for manual assessment (i.e., JAWS reads the text aloud)
  • Xenu Link Sleuth - Automatic link checking
  • All major browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera; plus Lynx for non-graphical testing against ADA requirements
  • Cynthia Says - A test tool that provides a report assessing the performance of the website against ADA standards (WCAG 1.0 and Section 508)
  • SortSite - A test tool that provides a report containing results on how specific URLs performed against ADA standards (WCAG 1.0, 2.0 and Section 508) using client-provided links.
  • Lynx - A non-graphical browser to peruse a website in a linear format against ADA requirements.

Information Technology

Our IT department administrates a large number of servers using many different tools.  They are responsible for maintenance and upkeep on all of our sites.

  • Internet Information Services - Manage web servers from Windows
  • SQL Server 2014 - Work with any database, large and small
  • Windows Server - An server-oriented operating system
  • MailEnable - Manages mass email lists
  • VisualSVN - Facilitates sharing code between developers