Monthly Archives: August 2015

Many Asia- Pacific countries have become dear destination of leading outsourcing companies worldwide. Major business players are investing in qualified and talented resources available in countries like India and Phillipines. These countries have an abundance of well trained and diligent work force which is ready to work relentlessly. Even on the field of IT, these countries have flourished in the last decade.

The major cities which have evolved as the major IT hub are: Delhi- NCR region, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh- Mohali, Gujarat. These cities have plenty of companies working on IT projects for clients across the globe. Even the leading Fortune 500 companies are turning to Offshore web development companies in India for their major projects.

What are the reasons for the trend of hiring offshore web development companies in India?

  • Reduced labor rates
  • Qualified work force
  • Adequate government assistance
  • Growing infrastructures
  • Flexible working hours
  • Young and energetic workforce

These reasons are very clear and sure, which tells the success story of India as the trusted offshore business destination.

How to find the best offshore web design and web development company in India?

  • Make a plan of your offshore business model
  • Look for references from your friends and family or your business associates
  • Also make a search for top names in Offshore web development in India
  • Once you have the list, go through their websites and reviews available about them on the internet.
  • After getting to know much about companies, ask for the quote stating your requirements from the ones you feel an work for you.
  • Once you have the quote as for their previous client references and portfolio, their business and pricing model and compare them from other companies.
  • The one that suits you best, arrange a video conference and start the work,

Another way is to post your project requirements on the online portals like Freelancer, Elance, Odesk etc. These websites have IT agencies and freelancers registered from every corner of the world. There re many established Indian freelancers and agency profile available along with their experience, current work rate, client reviews and portfolio. Once you post the project with location fixed as India, you will receive plenty of proposals from developers on the portal. You can read their proposals and arrange an interview with selected names and proceed with a suitable name.

If you have any query to be discussed, you can contact us too. We are an offshore web development company in Chandigarh with adequate experience and expertise in leading web technologies.

 

We all have heard a lot about landing pages and their impact on the performance of the websites. The landing pages in a short time have grabbed the attention of the marketers across the globe from every business.

The most common use of landing pages can be seen on eCommerce websites, where a landing page asking to sign up, comes as soon as you enter the website with some lucrative welcome offer. Without, any second thought, we have signed up for such websites and have become their potential leads.

This is just a common instance to share to give an overall idea of having a landing page. There are some other hidden facts and benefits of having an awesome landing page associated with your website or blog.

  1. What is a landing page?

It is a nice looking web page which allows you to capture a visitor’s information via a lead capturing form.

  1. Where landing pages are extremely useful?

There are many ways in which landing pages can play a significant role like:

  • Targeting audience coming from an email campaign promoting your new product or service.
  • Visitor clicks on pay-per-click advertisement, promoting your webinar or an event
  • Allowing visitors to quickly download the resources offered on your website like: ebooks, PDF’s, Whitepapers etc.
  • For getting the deals, coupons, trials and demos of the product
  • Or simply a quote for the services offered by you
  1. How it will work?

Suppose, you have a business of dry cleaning services for homes and offices and you also maintain a blog where you have high quality content describing your services and techniques used by you.

Some lady, searching for dry cleaning services for approaching festive soon and while searching on Google, she visits your blog post “Offering big dry cleaning services at small prices this festive season”. She read the post and got to know about on what services you are offering discounts along with a CTA of receiving a quick call back from you.

She will click that and will be directed to a landing page asking about her and name, email address and phone number for a quick call back in 15 minutes from your servicemen.

Once she enters those details, she becomes your potential lead and you can follow up with her for closing the deal.

This is only one scenario in which the visitor come through a Google search, however there are many other ways like email marketing, PPC, social media, digital marketing etc. from which you get traffic for leads.

  1. Still confused, why you need landing pages?

Here are some quick shots to realize the significance of having various and appropriate landing pages for your marketing efforts.

  • Quick way to capture leads
  • Kind of payback to you by your visitors by providing information in order to get a deal, offer or a free consultation
  • Get to know demographic details of your visitors
  • Know which marketing strategy working well for you
  • An inevitable add-on to your marketing channels

 

  1. What are the components of an engaging landing page?
  • A crispy headline describing what visitors will get after sign up
  • Clear but lucrative points to compel visitors to sign up
  • Keyword for landing page optimization for search engines
  • Hide navigation bar
  • Lead capture form
  • Image describing the deal, offer or service visitor will receive

The foremost point here is to use this opportunity wisely. Before overloading your website with various landing pages, it is best to look for the spots where visitor looks for more that what is given. It varies with different businesses and marketing channels. So, make a decision accordingly.

Choose between short and long lead capturing form as per the offer or deal, you are providing via a landing page. As per the statistics, users feel reluctant to fill long forms so keep them to the point and short but still good enough to capture basic information.

To conclude, do not compromise on an average looking landing page, get some out of the box web designs from expert designers to have an awesome looking landing page. It is because a visually good looking page grabs the instant attention of the visitor and a small chance of bouncing back.

cake-php-development

CakePHP 2.5.0 has been announced by CakePHP core team recently. This new version contains a few changes since the RC2 release.

Some of the them are listed below:

  1. You get a merged fix of FormHelper::postLink() from previous version 2.4.9

For more information click: https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/commit/e1057e3

  1. Improved documentation for numerous API
  2. SQLServer::describe() will not fail when used with fixtures. For more information click: https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/commit/2dd3cec
  3. Authentication adapters can be aliased, which means the same adapter can be used multiple times with different password hashing strategies.
  4. The redis cache engine will now support unix_socket. For more information click: https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/commit/cd445f2
  5. Paginator component will no more find(‘count’) for the first page when there are fewer records than the current page limit. For more information click: https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/commit/a34d5f7

 

Now, we will start the new features offered by new CakePHP 2.5.0 version for web developers:

  1. Cache::remember()- The method will let you implement the read-through cache operations. This will be a good practice for working on code redundancy. For the passed cache key, it will first find for any cached data that is still valid. In case nothing is found, a callback method will be executed and the value returned by it will be stored under the cache key.
  2. Improved Memcached support- A new cache engine is added to the new version of CakePHP 2.5.0 which provided full support for utilizing the popular key value database. In order to introduce this new adapter, the makers have deprecated the old MemCache engine and plan for its removal in 3.0.
  3. CompletionShell- This is a great feature for shell environments that support command completion such as Bash and Zsh. It now has a cake shell that will help you get command and options completion for your cake shells just by hitting the tab key. For developers who always wonder over what shells are available, or what options they can take, this Completion shell is for them.
  4. Security::encrypt() and AES encrypted cookies- If you are looking for a way out of storing data in cookies that cannot be changed by the user then AEC encrypted cookies can be used. It has the encryption power offered by the new AES-256 encryption offered by the security class to prevent various attacks such as cookie tampering.
  5. Consistent priorities in global and local events- There was a limitation in previous CakePHP version. The limitation was that the listeners attached to the Global event manager would always be called before any other local listeners, despite the priorities. CakePHP 2.5 unifies the priority queue between all global and local event listeners. So, with a single unified set of priorities, you can implement more complex and complete aspect oriented programs.

Before migrating to the new version, it is always advisable to go through the migration guide.

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We understand the significance of having a mesmerizing blend of colors and graphics to bring out a beautiful design. We are dedicated web and graphic designers to fulfill your all requirements.

No matter you are looking for an eye catching logo design, impressive business card or visiting card authentic website design, attractive blog design, we have designs for your every need. We are a start up web design services providing company in Chandigarh.

Our aim is to build faith with our clients by delivering high quality work in best affordable price.

You can contact us if you are planning to launch a new brand or reinventing your existing brand. We can help you in building the identity for your business from the scratch. For us, your requirements and concepts are very important and we try to adhere to your requirements as soon as possible.

You only need to drop us an email or simply call us to have a quick quote from us.

You can find us helpful for:

  • Logo designs
  • Business cards/ visiting cards designs
  • Brochure/ Flyers/ Banner designs
  • Newsletter/ postcard designs
  • Office Stationary designs
  • Personalized greeting card designs
  • T-shirt designs
  • Calendar designs
  • Collateral design
  • Facebook Cover Photo designs
  • Blog designs
  • Photo Cropping and many more

 

web designs trends

1. Responsive web design: This trend will enormously effects your website. Responsive web designs can adjust according to the different screen size of different devices. The increasing number of internet users uses a range of devices for internet browsing. So it is very important to have a website that look great on any device.

2. Flat design: Flat designs are prevailing, clean, open space, crispy edges, bright colors and two dimensional. Now designers have seems to move toward flat design because they allows them to focus on the most important part such as content, message etc. Flat design provides great user experience.

3. Websites showcase better images: Designers have been ambitious for better images for a long time. Still they’ve always had problem on the client side. 2014 will provides higher quality, more productive, unique and more creative images because of many reasons: affordable pricing, faster loading speed, throughout access to high quality images.
4. Info graphics: Info graphics are compelling, engaging and more eye-catching. They are the best way of represent a lot of information in a small space. Make the info graphics more functional is the enormous way to utilize them.

5. Parallax: Parallax scrolling is a category of wed designs where different elements of a website moving at varying speed to create the illusion of 3D depth. The parallax effect provides the great combination of effects on movements, depth and 3D illusions.

framework_blog

The responsive web designs is about building a website according to the grid-based system, images that resize and media queries that helps to set the layout. In today’s era almost every professional web designer uses responsive web design frameworks to build responsive websites.

The followings are the most popular frameworks that used for responsive web designs:

1). Twitter Bootstrap 3 : Twitter Bootstrap 3 is the very famous and common framework. It is very satin, capable and flexible framework.

Features:-

  • It is compatible with current versions of all major browsers
  • It is open source framework.

2). Foundation Framework : The foundation framework with version 5.0 by Zurb has come up with very flexible responsive features. Foundation is the responsive front-end framework that has many features similar to the Twitter Bootstrap.

Features:

  • Foundation 5 is faster for developers than its previous version.
  • Foundation was the first open-source framework to be responsive.
  • Foundation now offers effortless animations and transitions.

3). Gumby Framework : Gumby 2 is a flexible and responsive CSS front end framework, powered by SAAS processor. You should have to understand the basics of SAAS to work on Gumby framework.

Features:

  • Gumby 2 is completely rewritten in SAAS.
  • It also includes a UI kit to build the buttons, forms, tabs and navigation with the help of predefined classes to build out these UI elements.

4). Yahoo Pure CSS : The Yahoo Pure or Pure CSS is the extremely light and responsive CSS framework emerge by Yahoo. This framework is also based on the 12 grid layout system and it follows its own CSS rules.

Features:

  • Yahoo pure css framework provides very useful form alignments that look good on different screen sizes.
  • It provides different table styles.

Mother's Daynew

We all are celebrating Happy Mother’s day this week across the globe. It is the celebration of motherhood, maternal bonds and never ending spirit of the mother.
You all must be planning something special for your super mom. From beautiful flowers to kitchen appliances, taking her out for lunch or just making her the special morning breakfast.
We are offering more innovative ways to surprise her this Mother’s Day. Have you ever thought of gifting her with some custom design specially made for her printed on cards, mugs, pillow covers, T-shirt, bookmarks, certificates, gift tags or simply in a photo frame.
You provide us with your photographs or messages you want to get printed in an innovative way. Our designs will be designed at its best to reflect your love and care for your mother.
We are specialized providers of Graphic Designs, Printable designs and Web Designs. For any query, you can contact us
Be the first to contact us and get a COMPLIMENTARY GIFT from us.

Even expert web designers would agree with my statement that making a design for an email is no way similar to making a design for a web browser. The ultimate goal is to ensure that email delivers consistently irrespective of the email client selected.

Following are some useful tips to adhere to highly clickable email web designs:

“Email must be quick to view”

  1. Write basic HTML and keep code optimized
  2. Avid using MS Word, Layers, CSS or Pagemaker to create the HTMl. Instead, use HTML editor with plain HTML. If you want to use Adobe Dreamweaver, go with inline styles and avoid CSS.
  3. Keep your agenda of the email at the top 250n pixels since it is a prime real estate for the 3-5 seconds.
  4. Keep minimal scrolling
  5. Be safe with your email newsletter design by making it not more than 550-600 pixels maximum.
  6. Undoubtedly, the images reflect message clearly. For effective email to be delivered do not rely on images.

Email Marketing still holds a very strong place when it comes to branding of the business. It is an easy way to reach potential customers personally and give them a personalized offer suiting their tastes. So, for good response you need a good email design. And for good email design your designer need to follow the above mentioned tips.

matchblog

Our Events Organizing Committee @ Cresttechnosoft constantly working towards managing various events for employees to keep them relaxed, motivated and updated, giving sometime away for the normal job routine. This time they have decided to implement a really wonderful idea of having Inter-Department Cricket match for Employees to encourage the sportsmanship of every individual, to build the team playing & fighting skills. The players were divided in 2 different teams and the captain of the teams were Jagbir Singh Kang ( CEO of our company) and Rahul Gupta (BDM) On 4th of April, we have really enjoyed the matches among the two different teams. Everyone came with proper Cricket Outfit wearing the T-Shirts, Sports Shoes etc. We had proper cricket kit bag etc. We went to a sports ground, few kilometers away from our office building. We had played 2 matches,Team, captained by Rahul Gupta was the winner as they have defeated the Jagbir Sir’s team in 2 consecutive matches. Rahul Gupta really performed well not only with the bat, rather with the ball and contribute 100% in the field as well. I must not forget to write few names because players like Gurpreet, Jaspal, Natish, Sushil, Vinay etc. have really played a great game and tried all their best to make their team win. Every one congratulated the winners, Our CEO and Admin Mr. Davinder congratulated everyone for showing such a nice sportsmanship spirit on the field. Everyone out there really thanked the Organizing committee and our Admin who has taken such a great initiative. Everyone enjoyed delicious snacks & soft drinks at office premises after the match is finished. Management & Organizing committee promised to carry on similar activities in the future with different In-Door & Out-Door Sports & Adventure activities. Big Cheers to CTS family :)

holigroup

Holi is the festival of colours; a day that symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and a festival that is most enjoyed by the youth!

Holi also celebrates the arrival of spring with lots of colours, fun and new energy!

Colours, fun and excitement is exactly what CTS celebrated it’s Holi with this year, like every year! Needless to say, we played Holi with full excitement along with the  employees of CTS and employees from other companies in our building.

It is a culture at CTS to celebrate every occasion with fellow colleagues and friends like a big family! We all look forward to events and celebrations, and now these extraordinary times of getting-together and celebrating together have become an integral part of the culture at CTS.
We had the Holi Hungama at our offices, on Friday, March 6.

This year, the joy doubled as we combined the Holi celebrations with the Birthday of our Very Own Vinay Sir ( Web Designer).

In the end, Everyone from CTS realize that celebrations need not be fancy or big, even small gatherings or acts of togetherness can bring smile and fresh energy within the team.

And that is what the true reasons behind celebrating this festival of colors, to leave behind all worries and look forward to a new beginning.

Once again Wishing you all a happy and colorful Holi.

Cheers!!!!!  Bura Na Mano Holi Hai 😉