Artronic Development (ARDE)

ARDE Conference Tool (ARDEconf)

General Information

In most instances, Artronic Development provides complete maintenance of the pages on our clients' Web sites. We have found that this provides the most consistent and professional site appearance and navigation.

However, when it comes to the complexities and dynamics of planning, scheduling, and describing an event such as a conference or festival, Artronic Development knows that it may be most expedient to provide a way for the client to update certain parts of their own Web site. To address such an event, we created ARDEconf, the ARDE Conference Tool.

An overview of this tool is provided below. If this service would be of value to your organization, please contact us to discuss your needs. The tool is not available for sale, but it may be licensed to your site upon payment of an implementation charge and monthly service fees.


Data is entered into a Web-based form to define predetermined information about each entry. This information is formatted in a manner which is efficient for the application to use and saved into a data file accessible to the Web server. The data is retrieved and re-saved as edits are submitted to the application by authorized users.

In addition to the data file, the information is formatted for viewing via standard Web browsers and saved into Web pages. When edits are submitted, these publicly viewable pages are re-saved as well, so changes are available to the public immediately.

While ARDEconf makes conference Web page management easier, still it is necessary to understand how it works in order to use it properly and efficiently. Thus, a set of Web-based help pages is provided with each implementation of the tool.


To provide the flexibility needed to meet a variety of needs, ARDEconf is configurable. After discussions with you, we will implement the options which meet your needs. Some available options are:

User Authentication

To prevent unauthorized editing of the pages managed by this tool, access is controlled by a user ID and password scheme. A separate form which does not require authentication may be used to solicit submissions from prospective participants, presenters, and performers. These submissions do not become visible to the public until an authorized user has approved them.


ARDEconf has been used on several client Web sites. We will be glad to provide you with a reference example upon request.

(Please note that at any given time, some of these client sites may be dormant or empty as new items are prepared for viewing. The content is under control of the client, which is one of the benefits of this application.)


The tool is not available for sale, but it may be licensed for use on your site. Costs for our applications are divided into two main parts:

  1. code installation
  2. instantiation implementation

This provides for a more cost-effective solution for sites which implement several instantiations of one application in order to address several different needs within their Web site.

Within each of these main parts, there are two components of cost:

  1. a one-time fee for the initial application install or instantiation configuration and setup
  2. a monthly license fee for use and maintenance of the code or instantiation

There is no charge for the application installation if we are your Web site host. In some instances, other Web hosts may not allow us to install our application on their equipment or it may be incompatible with our application. In those cases, other arrangements may need to be made. We will discuss the possibilities with you should that condition arise.

Rates for our applications may be found on a separate page.

Please contact us if you would like more information.


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(Updated 19 Sep 2002)