Additional Features That Add Life to Your website
Interactive movies provide a quick and easy way to show off your property from
every angle. Visit our demonstration pages for more info.
Taking the interactive movie even one step further by combining photos, videos,
vr movies, and diagrams with elegant navigation makes visiting your website
almost like being there!
Sometime a picture alone is not enough. We can design a logical and clean interactive
graphic that will highlight the important features of your product or location,
while keeping the user focused on the main point.
With the increased interest in digital photography people want to show off
their work in a searchable, expandable image database. We offer a variety
of options to suit your needs including integration with e-commerce for instant
purchase and download of images and print fulfillment.
The ultimate in multimedia effects, Flash is a technology that allows you to
create sites that are impossible to do with standard HTML.
Under Watercolours supports streaming video and audio on our servers and we've
upgraded our QuickTime capability to produce the highest quality streaming
QuickTime video available. Nai'a Cruises in Fiji, Cuan Law in the BVI, Lammer
Law in Galapagos and others have all found that using their existing video
on their website, provides an exciting new stream of information to their
potential and repeat customers. It's a great second life for that video you
produced several years ago because once its in a digital format, its easy
to cut out the outdated material.
Dynamic HTML, Java Scripts
Many of the special effects on websites are the result of Java scripts and
applets or dynamic HTML. We use a variety of interesting effects on most of
the sites we design. The possibilities here are endless but we are providing
several examples to give you a taste of what can be done. We have license agreements
with several companies including Open
Cube for the use of navigation effects, as well as many others.
We can create custom animation for your website, however we do steer away from
using the "canned" effects (like the folding envelope to indicate
an email link). These may be cute the first time but very quickly goes from
techy to tacky. When used conservatively, animated GIF files can add a nice
touch without being too garish.
You'll see a lot of guestbooks on the sites that Under Watercolours creates
because we have found that your happy customers are also your best sales
people. Everyone wants to tell the whole world that they have been on vacation
in some exotic place and the guestbook allows them to do this, while giving
you and your staff a heartfelt review. Several sites were guestbooks have
been particularly successful are:
Please note that due to the increase in guestbook abuse,
many webmasters have removed them from their sites. Rather than let the
spammers destroy this wonderful feature for our clients, we personally
monitor all messages submitted for guestbook entry, so we can be sure
that only legitimate entries are added.
A picture is worth a thousands words. Especially in the travel industry! So
we like to include some kind of slide show on the travel related websites
we create. Out statistics show that these are very popular among the web
visitors. There are many ways to set up a slide show. Click on any of the
red dots on our destination page to
see examples of both Flash and HTML slide shows.
Forums, Message Boards
Another feature available on all our websites, the bulletin board is a threaded
World Wide Web discussion forum and message board, which allows users to
post new messages, follow-up to existing ones and more.
- A Great Way to Put Your Catalog Online!
The Adobe Acrobat PDF format allows you to print any document in an electronic
format that can be put online to be downloaded and printed. The great thing
about PDF is that the final printout, no matter who prints it from what computer,
will look the same as the original was intended, and the end user does not
need to have the software that created it. This format is great for maps, diagrams,
newsletters, price lists, and even entire manuals. Download
a PDF map of the Fiji Islands.
Website Pages You Can Update
Now it is possible to add a page or pages to your website that you can access
and make changes to directly from your browser window. Passwords protect the
page from unauthorized changes and the process is very easy. This is a great
option for those who "want it now!" You can change the page every
day if you like and you do not need to know HTML programming or the assistance
of your webmaster.
Let your referral earn money for you. Many websites will pay you commission
for links that come from your website and result in sales for them. The affiliate
program allows you to track this.
When you check your website statistics you'll find that many of your visitors
are coming from foreign countries. It is possible to put your entire site,
or individual pages from your site online in multiple languages. We offer
translations to Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Italian. Asian sites
are also available.
Guests can book online through an interactive reservation system directly from
Buying and selling on the internet has become very well accepted
and with the implementation of encryption for the transmission of
sensitive data, the entire
process is completely secure. We offer a number of different combinations of
packages for those are interested in selling online.