Some of our visitors may be curious about our website. This
page describes how the site was developed and how it is maintained.
This website was developed by Pandamerica's® Chief Information
Officer and top gun nethead, John Sinde. Generous assistance was provided by the
entire Pandamerica® staff who offered their valued opinions during development as to what
was informative, useful, easy to use, stylish and cool and what was worthless, useless,
confusing, tacky and lame.
The primary web authoring and maintenance software is Microsoft
FrontPage 2002. Product image editing is done in Adobe Photoshop
site design components were imported from the various web design resources listed
below. Our site is hosted by EarthLink.
The main objective is to present a large amount of useful
information about Pandamerica® and it's products. The design strategy is to keep
the site simple, clean and easy to use. The overall tone is intended to be
professional but friendly which generally reflects our corporate culture as well.
With the exception of this page, we intentionally avoided
cluttering up our site with useless javajunk -- Bouncing balls, spinning tops, flashing
signs, scrolling banners and so on. These "enhancements" add download
time, may not work in all browsers and distract the viewer without adding any significant
value to the page content. Our customers are business people whose time is
valuable. Our product pages already take a long time to download because we use
large, high quality images. We thought it best not to make them any slower.
Also, we prefer that our customers focus on our products and not be distracted by
gimmicks. We're not trying to be exciting, we're trying to be informative.
In contrast to the rest of the site, this page contains some of the
really cool features we have found elsewhere on the net. Each one is credited to
it's source. We hope you find them amusing.
We hope you like our site and we would like your opinion about it.
We would like to know what all this looks like from our visitors point of
view. Give us your input at Feedback, or e-mail to WebMaster@Pandamerica.com.
Some web authoring resources we found useful are:
- Microsoft FrontPage:
- Microsoft Site Builder:
- Netscape Website Tool Chest:
- Yale Website Style Guide:
- InetDesign Website Showcase:
- Web Developer's Virtual Library:
- Big Nose Bird: