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DotSilicon – The State of Web Design

Salman Rob
Photos: Dotsilicon.com

Five years ago a man had a vision. He knew there will come a day when our nation will need a force of digitalisation and that is where he will come in with his work. Rashedul Hasan, Managing Director of 'Dotsilicon', which is a creative web development company providing world class dynamic web design and web based software solutions including online newspaper system, e-commerce solution, digital certificate, corporate email, web hosting and domain name registration. And the whole software was self developed by Rashedul Hasan himself.

The website is basically like 'wordpress.com', and for a lot of bloggers that is a common site to visit to make your own blog. But Dotsilicon is equally convenient and more for professional causes. They have had about hundred and fifty clients for the past years and most of those were business related websites that they made. But now they are trying to get a new target market. They are looking for young entrepreneurs who are looking to make it big through digital media. They have something which a lot of other website design agencies are not offering, that is a full time customer service along with bigger options to choose from packages of what kind of website you want. For a lot of newcomers this might sound very tough and difficult to deal with but once you get the hang of managing their admin panel, it's a piece of cake. More like writing on MS word and posting them online which comes out in a nice designed page. For other technology geeks there is the 'Hyper Text Markup Language' (HTML) option to play with.

Erfan Mahmud, Executive, Sales and Marketing of Dotsilicon has a lot of hope in their project to digitalise this nation and believes now is the right time. “The way online businesses are growing it is a matter of time when people would want to brand whatever they are trying to sell. For example you are a designer and you are selling designed dresses on your Facebook fan page, which is basically what has been going on for the past few years. But then you need to start thinking about this business you are running and its future. That is when you become more professional with whatever you are selling,” says Mahmud. He also mentions how website itself can change the image of an organisation. He adds, “When someone hears about your company, the first thing we tend to do is google them online, and when they see you on the search result – that itself creates a brand loyalty right then and there. This generation wants to be informed about the brand/company/fast food/restaurants or whatever it is they are dealing with through an online checking before hand.” So all in all Dotsilicon is trying to provide a platform for all the upcoming nation leaders who are trying to make a change digitally.

To contact Dotsilicon you can simply visit their website at www.dotsilicon.com and check out all their prototype designs there with the price tags on them. They appreciate any and every type of questions starting from, “How will this website help me?” a regular customer concern they face, but Dotsilicon so far has managed to keep their clients satisfied with their level of work. The software they install keeps updating automatically and if anything needs to be done manually the customer is just a call away from their customer service to fix whatever the problem they are facing. Any website ordered is delivered within 72 hours with all specifications to the owner.

So if you are running a small business somewhere, or have an idea that needs to be shared – don't sit around doing nothing. Get up and get yourself a website and go international!



Ravi Shankar

Often referred to by the title Pandit was an Indian musician and composer who played the sitar. He has been described as the best-known contemporary Indian musician.

Shankar was born in Varanasi and spent his youth touring Europe and India with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.

In 1956, he began to tour Europe and the America playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and rock artist George Harrison of The Beatles. Shankar engaged Western music by writing concerti for sitar and orchestra and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992 he served as a nominated member of the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999, and received three Grammy Awards.

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