Website Designing is the most important aspect of website development.
The site should be aesthetic in design, which reflects the theme of the
site. Besides, the site should be rich in contents. Good design and rich
contents are complimentary to each other.
The following features make a website a feast for your eyes.
We at Cyberscape use the above features in the websites according to
the needs of the website. We keep in mind that the design should be attractive,
the colour scheme - soothing, the graphics - original, the scripts - customised
& interactive, the layout & text - consistent. We are very particular
about the overall size of the webpage, so that the user is not frustrated
while a large graphics is downloaded. We try to design sites which can
be successfully viewed by a large spectrum of web-users, keeping in view
the screen resolution & browser type.
However, some sites due to their nature are best viewed using 800x600
min. screen resolution using 4.0+ browsers only.
We specialise in the use of Indian Languages on the Internet. We have
developed dynamic fonts for Indian languages, wherein the fonts are automatically
downloaded and the user can view the website in the Indian language.
We have developed a no. of websites for overseas clients in USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Dubai etc. (www.catchtherhythms.com)
Suitable layout and colour
The layout and colour scheme should be according to the theme. Background
should be chosen carefully so that the text and foreground is easily
readable. We use soft and pleasing colour schemes for corporate websites
whereas bright and contrast colours can be used for fun or showbiz sites.
Quality graphics, photographs
It is rightly said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Besides,
a webpage without graphics is like Indian curry without spices. Small
animations may be used if necessary without adding much to the overall
size of the webpage. A proper tradeoff between quality and size must
be made while using graphics on the webpage.
Java applets are quite common and are freely available for lot of special
effects, animations. However, applets are generally slow and should
image rollover, glowing buttons etc.
The use of CGI / Perl scripts add life to the web by adding interactivity.
They can be used for anything from simple feedback forms, guestbooks
to complex database queries, shopping carts, opinion polls. We specialise
in CGI script programming wherein we have developed a large no. of such
scripts which are customised. (Please visit www.calcuttamall.com)
The former stands for Dynamic HTML and the latter - Cascading Style
Dyamic HTML offers you animated text, timeline (the events can be made
to perform at specific time intervals) and better database support.
The best part is that DHTML is backwards compatible, i.e. the old browsers
do not prop up an error message.
Formatting text with HTML was never so easy and aesthetic but CSS has
bridged the gap between HTML and other page making softwares. Multiple
fonts, sizes, styles can be used consistently throughout the site using
CSS. Besides, exact positioning of elements or text, supers-imposition
etc. are now possible.
ASP (Active Server Pages)
The internet is all about choices, preferences and alternatives. Using
ASP, pages are generated dynamically according to the viewers tastes,
preferences and other parameters which vary from user to user. Separate
pages may be generated for users depending upon their sex and/or age.
It also offers good database support. We have developed a no. of websites which are database driven using ASP.
Business through internet is better known as E-commerce. The concept
is here to stay, and is already making a dent in our daily lives. Be
prepared for buying grocery, vegetables or even clothes or cars through
internet. An online payment processing system, database & Secured
Server Layer support (SSL), prompt & quality service are pre-requisites
of the concept. (Please visit www.calcuttamall.com)
It includes sound, graphics, animation, video, 3D simulation etc. etc.
But we still are confined to 33.6k or 56k modems. Though these elements
add a lot of value to the website, they should be used sparingly, and
only if the theme demands so. Sound & video should be used only
if necessary as it takes a lot of time to download even a small clip.
Streaming audio and video have however reduced the wait to a great extent,
by playing the content whlile it is still being downloaded (Real Audio,
Similarly, animations have been redefined by Shockwave and Flash, where
an elaborate animation takes only seconds to download. Sound can also
be incorporated. (Check out
the Piano). We specialise in the creation of Shockwave enabled websites using FLASH (Check out Fiftydaywar.com)
Indian Languages / Other
There was a time when a webpage in an Indian language was unimaginable.
But Cyberscape, pioneered
the use of Indian Languages on the Internet. The use of Indian Languages
adds the taste of India to the website. Besides, it has a greater reach,
even to the section which is not fully conversant with the English language.
It has also developed a reliable solution for web developers wherein they can develop their pages in Indian Languages, and use dynamic fonts to serve their contents. These fonts are fine tuned for the internet and thus do not create problems with different browsers and certain characters in certain languages. Check out site on Maa
Vaishnodevi, and Netaji.
Click here for Online Demo of Dynamic Fonts in all languages