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STN offer a full range of precision custom tooling services, including, Spark erosion, Wire erosion, CNC milling and precision surface grinding.

Above: Scaled down screen-shot of the site's front page and its Flash animation

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In this project we were pleased to provide STN with an effective compact brochure Website effectively showcasing their experience and services. This task included all of the following aspects:

Intelligent content planning:Before we begin to even contemplate the design or structure of any Website we carefully address the issue of how the content will be suitably organised and eventually presented online. Good content planning consequently ensures that we design accessible Websites with clear-cut navigation and uncomplicated well laid out structures. As a result visitors are able to find the information they want without any apprehension, delay or frustration.

Original custom design & build: Embracing STN's area of expertise we chose to give this site a precision, uncluttered look and feel, using a minimal colour scheme and subtle shiny metallic appearance.

As with all of our work, this site was painstakingly custom crafted from the ground up to encompass the school's every need.

Custom graphics and artwork: Various original key graphics & images were created for this Website.

Photography, image conversion, manipulation: Various photographs were taken and also provided to us for use on the site. These were all carefully edited and refashioned to suite. We also inventively rendered and stylised one of STN's 3D CAD engineering designs for use on the site.

Stock imagery: Where appropriate professional stock imagery was also carefully selected and skilfully manipulated to reflect our specific required look.

Custom scripting & programming: All of our Websites utilise in-house custom written scripting / programming making everything work smoothly behind the scenes. This site utilises a custom written enquiry form providing a friendly and effortless way for customer to get in touch with STN.

When the site's enquiry form is completed, its contents are immediately sent to the right staff at STN, whilst an automated "thank you" response is also courteously sent out to the enquirers email address. Our enquiry form feature also incorporates various sophisticated anti-spam filters.

Custom created Flash™ features: the STN site features a brief but effective Flash animation on its opening page. This was based on a concept suggested by our client, essentially representing the moulding tools that STN are regularly employed to service for a number of their leading customers.

A second piece of animation is also used to form part of the sites overall design in the top bar of each page. This offers a stylised slide show of several relevant engineering images (taken by us on site at STN), whilst also displaying a summary of the core services that STN provide.

In the "want it now!" world of the Web, few surfers are willing to wait whilst a Flash feature loads. Accordingly we are always mindful to create FAST loading and efficiently designed Flash features, ensuring the greatest experience for all Web surfers.

Accessibility testing: As with all of our Website's, we robustly tested this site at various key development stages making certain that it would be fully compatible with all popular Web browser packages, (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Netscape Navigator for example).

Ensuring the widest available audience: We understand that not all Web surfers use the same Web browser packages, screen resolution or technology, meaning that many poorly written sites cannot be properly viewed by large clusters of Web surfers. With this in mind we take great care to ensure that anything we place on the World Wide Web can be properly accessed and viewed by the widest available audience.

Web hosting and housekeeping services - an ongoing commitment: Through our own fast and reliable hosting services we successfully deliver STN's Website around the world.

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