• If you are contemplating a web presence, Sivam Design has the solution for you. Sivam Design is a small proprietary freelance web design company. I have more than fifteen years experience with web related work including web design, development and programming, and have the requisite knowledge of compatible open-source web technologies required for the successful delivery of complex web design assignments.

    At Sivam Design I work closely with my clients to understand their requirements and come up with appropriate solutions. Throughout the process of web design and programming, clients can keep in touch with me via e-mail or Internet chat sessions. I work with both, experienced clients who already have a web presence that needs improvement, as well as beginners who are starting out on the web. I am always available to answer any questions my clients may have.

    Having a web presence is becoming imperative in the Internet age. Whether you intend putting up web pages that inform others about you, your organisation or your products, with the help of a competent and reliable web designer you can make your presence felt. I can help you formulate a good overall package including text, page layout, colors, navigation and also logo if needed; all blended tastefully and optimised to rank high on the search engines. I can be trusted to do a professional job and have the required experience to satisfy even the most exacting clients.

    Sivam Design offers basic HTML websites or dynamic content web pages for personal sites or small to medium sized businesses all over the world. Due to low overheads I work at very reasonable rates. Contact me today to get the personalised service that you deserve and at the right price.
  • The most significant problem that we encounter on the web today is the lack of cross browser and cross platform compatibility. There is no one guaranteed solution for this problem mostly due to user preferences that cannot be controlled or regulated! These compatibility issues are usually caused by overzealous use of new and poorly implemented technologies. Consistency of design and spelling and grammar of the text content are also of utmost importance. There also is the problem with slow loading times often caused by invalid coding, or the use of unwarranted page elements, or also due to the lack of bandwidth. Another common problem is the negligence shown in regard to the use of portable code.

    Whether it is the operating environment or the system of delivery, a lot of issues need to be considered. Two more important ones being usability and accessibility issues which can often make or mar a web related business. Therefore this lack of control over the media used to view the pages you design, coupled with a vast and diverse audience, necessitates the careful consideration of the various issues relevant to web page design. Last and not least is the issue of Search Engine friendly design to help the pages get easily indexed by the Search Engines thereby maximising the reach of your site content leading to greater business opportunities.

    All such matters regarding web designing bear on the projects undertaken by Sivam Design, and it is this concern that leads me to specialise in creating structurally simple, cross browser, fast loading yet stunning web pages that I promise will not only arrest the attention of prospective viewers or clients but also help in improving the visibility of the web pages in the various search engines.

  • Below are some of the resources I work with for the successful delivery of the web design assignments I undertake:

    XHTML - For current and future XML based document types and modules designed to work in conjunction with XML-based user agents that reproduce, subset, and extend HTML 4.

    DHTML (CSS) - Combination of technologies, that can be used to change text, style, content, without having to communicate with the server.

    XML - Metalanguage used to allow for the easy interchange of documents and for total compatibility between the widest variety of software.

    JavaScript - To solve compatibility issues and for building dynamic, interactive web pages, implementing enhanced forms and navigation enhancements.

    PHP - Server-side HTML embedded scripting language used for the creation of dynamic web applications.

    MySQL - For dynamic, database backed websites!

    Custom CMS - Totally customised in-house Content Management Systems for clients to help edit page content without needing any knowledge of HTML or any scripting language!

    Photoshop - Raster imaging program for the resolution of imaging issues.
  • Apart from offering standards-compliant websites at competitive rates, I design visually appealing, widely compatible, user friendly, accessible and fast loading web pages. I have experience working on various kinds of projects including portfolios, directories, shopping carts, personal sites as well as customised web applications. I can also create custom scripts to power a variety of utilities like mailing lists, guestbooks, voting scripts and complex multi-page contact forms. In fact I also run my own JavaScripts site where users can pick up any scripts they want for free.

    Along with designing and programming I also undertake to register domain names if needed and also to arrange for the hosting of the web pages through third-party hosts. This would include a user friendly host control panel that can be used to customise various site details. If the project entails use of editable web content, clients can be assured of a user friendly, password protected, webmaster control center from where all relevant data, including images, can be edited. The creation of new pages or categories is also possible on the fly with such Content Management Systems (CMS). No knowledge of HTML or any other scripting language would be needed to update the content of the website using such Content Management Systems. If needed I could also create attractive logos, icons and promotional banners. Spam retardent forms are also part of all projects undertaken by me.

    The total construction of the text content of web pages can also be undertaken as and when needed after the important key-words are supplied and the nature of the business fully understood. I will also help in the maintenance and further development of the pages as and when required but at additional cost. The ownership rights of all the work I undertake is transferred to the client immediately on receipt of full payment for the whole project undertaken.