In the paper which launched the Behemoth that is Google, in 1994 Larry Page and Sergey Brin, described the burgeoning World wide Web as “a vast collection of completely uncontrolled heterogeneous documents.” Google’s search engine now one of the most visited sites on the internet was an effort to put some order in to the Web. As Tim Berners Lee the founder of the World Wide Web put it so succinctly “Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.”
The new design of the website seeks to do exactly that. It seeks to embrace the cutting edge of Web Graphic Design and I am very happy to report that besides the actual coding most of the design has been done by us.
Like Medicine even Web Design is a marriage of art and science. Dying trends in website design like Complicated Designs, Text-Heavy Sites and long Web Pages have been done away with.
We have tried to use single screen filing and reduced scrolls on the pages. The lack of scrolling means the content is extremely focused, and the hierarchy of content is clearly established.
We have also introduced Responsive Web Design to re-paginate your content to suit the device being used to view it and use a fluid grid to allow your content to react to smaller (and larger) browser windows. Flexible images also ensure your images also react to the browser window width.
The Website is therefore Flat, Responsive and Small in keeping with the cutting edge of Website design.
We have introduced Google translate built in to the website which will allow users from all over the world to access the website in their native language. Currently we have the languages from the countries where the Analytic data shows we have the heaviest use from besides English. You can also now contact us directly from the website simply by filling a form on the home page itself.
Your comments and feedback is welcome and we look forward to being your access point to FOGSI.
Dr Jaydeep Tank
Deputy Secretary General