6FootMedia Wins Distinguished Award

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DesignFirms.org announces 6FootMediaÂ?s site as one of the best on the internet

6FootMedia recently launched its new corporate homepage http://www.6footmedia.com where its web technologies and client portfolios are on display.

DesignFirms.org is a major hub of business for multimedia and design firms. Visitors to the organization’s homepage can review the work of hundreds of design agencies and review articles and industry news.

In deciding to award 6FootMedia for its work on its own portfolio website, the judges indicated: “We know this project took time, dedication and a lot of hard work. The judges at DesignFirms.org would like to announce that your site has been found as one of the best on the Internet and hereby award you with the DesignFirms Web Design Award.”

A Website with a Brain

6FootMedia’s website is unique in its use of web technology and database integration – uncommon for an online portfolio.

Originating Country Detection – Every visitor to the website has a unique identifier called an IP address. 6FootMedia developed software which analyzes each IP address and determines the country from which the visitor is connected to the internet. This is available by comparing ranges of IP addresses reserved for specific countries with the IP for the particular visitor. This information is used to customize certain content and welcome announcements. It is also used in tracking usage of the website.

Proxy Detection – Some users connect to the internet using a proxy server which may mask the original IP address of the visitor and assist in hiding their identity. 6FootMedia’s software detects when a visitor is connected from a proxy server and annotates the visitor record.

The Power of CSS – 6FootMedia’s website relies entirely upon Cascading Stylesheet (CSS) technology. This technology is gaining increased attention as it facilitates complete separation between content and layout of internet web pages. Complex web graphic layouts that were previously only possible using complex HTML code, can be accomplished now with external CSS files. This allows major layout changes without touching the original HTML or server side scripts.

Online, all the time – Visitors to 6FootMedia’s homepage trigger an alert, in real time, to 6FootMedia’s staff. From the moment the visitor enters the website, every click is monitored by 6FootMedia’s staff. – This enables 6FootMedia’s staff to assist and invite the visitor to instant chat. This feature allows immediate customer service and rapid response to customer inquiries.

Database driven portfolio – Separating the best from the rest requires extra thought in the design and implementation of a technology solution for a client. 6FootMedia’s own online portfolio is entirely driven by a SQL 2000 database server. Every portfolio item is stored on the server using a sophisticated control panel. This allows 6FootMedia’s staff to quickly add news portfolio items using a standard web interface without the need for special design software. The system manages assets that attach to portfolio items, such as PDFs, links to pages, graphic images and other documents. It allows visitors to filter portfolio items by industry, project type and other criteria.

About 6FootMedia

6FootMedia is a strategic marketing & consulting firm based in New York City. The company implements marketing and sales solutions using the internet, printed materials and multimedia for its Fortune 500 clients which include financial institutions, non-profit organizations, healthcare and military industries. The company analyzes its clients’ business practices and draws innovative marketing solutions which engage information technology, telecommunications and visuals.

Contact Name: Tiran Dagan (tdagan@6footmedia.com)

Homepage: http://www.6footmedia.com
Contact Phone: (866) 636-6888 Ext. 201

Contact Fax: (800) 230-1587

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