Although new to the Malaysian scene, we started building websites well over 10 years ago, with our first website created in 1996!
Since then we have worked as freelance developers, involved in a fair number of internet start-ups, ranging from bol.com (subsquently overtaken by Amazon.com) to smaller more ideallistic startups like Flametree.co.uk, a site targeting working mothers striving for a better work-life balance.
However, with a background in photo-journalism — working for newspapers and magazines — Photography has always been a particular passion of ours.
As such we have worked closely with many photographers and photographic agencies over the years, consulting on computers, websites and the analogue-to-digital transition in the industry.
While initially creating interactive image presentations on CD-ROMs, we began pioneering Web based interactive image presentations in early 1997.
Due to this experience, we were hired to co-operate with the Guardian Newspaper (UK) and photographer Derek Hudson in creating one of the first interactive photographic web projects on a newspaper website in 1999.
Around the same time we started working on the website for Network Photographers, at that time the biggest independent agency website on the web, with individual portfolios for 30 photographers and hundreds of regularily updated photographic features. All in all, well over 200 interactive image presentations, with close to 2000 images.
All of it done in Flash 4, and really advanced for it's time.
During the following years we created a number of Flash based photographic websites, most of them — thankfully — assigned to the digital bin by now.
Among them were sites like PositiveLives.com — an AIDS charity website — featuring the photographic work of many photographers covering the AIDS epidemic around the world.
And the quirky online portfolio for UK photographer Dod Miller. (still available almost 10 years later!)
We also assisted in developing DAM/Image Library solutions for a number of clients in the UK.
In recent years we have increasingly worked on various internal work-flow solutions and Intranet sites for a variety of businesses, as well as contributed towards a number of Open Source solutions.
As we re-launch our web development business in Malaysia, our ambition is to work with the new, exciting and converging trends of the mobile Internet — best seen through Apple's iPhone / iPad — and the opportunities provided by a faster, more available web experience.