Technopark celebrating 20 years of its inspiring, successful existence.


Technopark at its Thundering & Towering Twenty!
Technopark, India’s first & now the single largest information technology park, is celebrating 20 years of its inspiring, successful existence.  This greenest IT park, which has played a cardinal role in spearheading and shaping IT infrastructure & IT sector investments in Kerala, began its incredible, enviable journey in July 1990.

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It was conceived by the Government of Kerala as a facility to foster and advance the development of high tech industries in the state under the Chairmanship of renowned industrialist Shri K P P Nambiar, ably supported by Mr. G Vijayaraghavan as its Founder CEO.   It was set up under the aegis of Electronics Technology Park, Kerala an autonomous body under the Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala. The primary objective was to create infrastructure and provide support required for nurturing high-technology companies.
The foundation stone for the first building in Technopark was laid on March 31, 1991 by Shri E K Nayanar, the then Chief Minister of Kerala.   It was formally dedicated to the nation by the then Prime Minister, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao in November 1995.
The rapidly growing Technopark, which is transforming itself into a ‘silicon coast’, today hosts companies spanning the entire spectrum of domains, and have a staggering built-up area of 4.5 million sq ft.   It is home to 185 IT & ITeS companies employing an estimated 30,000 professionals.
Global IT behemoths like IBM and Oracle are planning to set up shop at this largest information technology park in India.  This greenest park also houses technology and business schools such as the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kerala (IIITM-K), The Asian School of Business etc.
Today, on the Foundation day, Technopark will felicitate its stakeholders who have contributed substantially towards its growth and development during this 2 decade long transformational journey.   It’s their prescience, conviction and diligence which helped in setting a benchmark of quality, state-of-the-art infrastructure for others to emulate!
On this momentous moment, TechnoparkToday congratulates Technopark and its visionary leadership for leading the way with imagination, insight, and boldness.

30 Fonts To Last A Life Time

Here are 30 of the Best Fonts / Typefaces that every designer must / should own sorted by alphabetical order. There are 15 serif fonts and 15 sans-serif fonts. These fonts will last you your whole career!
A brief description of what each font is best suited for is provided however are not limited to this.
There are some top free cool fonts that are downloadable in this collection and some that come with your operating system… the others are not so free but they sure will help you improve your typography! They include original PC, Mac and Truetype fonts.
You may also be interested in How To Choose A Font or the Top 5 Typography Resources of all time. Also don’t forget to subscribe!

15 Serif Fonts

What does serif mean?

1. Adobe Caslon

Magazines, journals, text books, corporate communication.
Adobe Caslon

2. Adobe Garamond

Textbooks and magazines
Adobe Garamond

3. Bembo

Posters, packaging, textbooks.

4. Bodoni

Headlines, text, logos. (I couldn’t get big preview for this font.)

5. Clarendon

Dictionaries and headlines.

6. Courier

Tabular materials, technical documentation, word processing.

7. Excelsior

Newsletters, Reports, Proposals.

8. Lucida

Low resolution printing, small point sizes, reversed out half tones.

9. Minion

Limited edition books, newsletters, packaging.

10. Perpetua

For displays with fine lettering, long pages of text, chiseled text.

11. Sabon

Books and corporate communication.

12. Stempel Schneidler

For displays and fine publications that need a legible text type.
Stempel Schneidler

13. Times New Roman

Newspapers, magazines, corporate communication.
Times New Roman

14. Trajan

Books, magazines, posters, billboards, anything to do with the ages or religion.

15. Walbaum

Magazines, journals, text books, corporate communication.

15 Sans-Serif Fonts

What does sans-serif mean?

1. Akzidenz Grotesk

Large Signage, all purpose for print media.
Akzidenz Grotesk

2. Avenir

For books with large amounts of text

3. Bell Centennial

For listings and very poor printing conditions.
Bell Centennial

4. Bell Gothic

For very small amounts of text that contains large amounts of information.

5. DIN

For signage, posters and displays.

6. Franklin Gothic

Newspapers and where available space is limited.
Franklin Gothic

7. Frutiger

Large signage, all purpose font for print media.

8. Futura

Large displays, small text in books.

9. Gill Sans

Signage, all purpose font for print media.
Gill Sans

10. Helvetica

Large or small text, all purpose type figure.

11. Meta

Text, number, especially corporate communication.

12. Myriad

Large displays, all purpose media.

13. Trade Gothic

Newspapers and classified ads, advertising, multimedia.
Trade Gothic

14. Univers

Packaging, signage, text books.

15. Vag Rounded

Instruction manuals and print advertising.
Vag Rounded
Source: From the book “30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime” by Imin Pao and Joshya Berger. A history of typography is also found in this book as well as more information on each font and the designer.
To buy most of the fonts above I would recommend MyFonts or ITC Fonts however you must shop around!

72 Questions to Ask Your New Web Design Clients - Douglas Bonneville

1. How does your company handle email?
2. Do you need any password protected areas?
3. Do you have the Pantone numbers for your current
company colors?
4. Did you take a look at our portfolio?
5. What is your time frame?
6. Is this a brochure site, or a blog?
7. Who is your audience?
8. Do you have any specifications?
9. What are the website addresses of your competitors?
10. How many other companies have you talked to?
11. Do you need a business card and letterhead?
12. What is your main message?
13. Did you or someone else register the domain?
14. How familiar are you with search engine
optimization and best practices?
15. What are several websites you like?
16. Do you currently have a website?
17. Do you or anyone on your staff have Photoshop or
other image editing software?
18. Do you need search engine help?
19. Does the site launch need to coincide with a
product launch or any other important milestone?
20. Do you need a content management system?
21. How long have you had a website?
22. Do you have photos you need to use?
23. Will several people be editing the site?
24. How many pages do you need?
25. Do you have a catalog or brochure?
26. How do people find your current website?
27. Do you have a newsletter?
28. Are you in touch with the orginal designer?
29. Do you have access to the web server?
30. What are several websites that you like the look of?
31. Do you have control over the domain?
32. Do you need any other promotional material?
33. How familiar are you with usability studies?
34. How important is search engine ranking to you?
35. Is there any specific functionality you need?
36. Will you be providing creative direction?
37. Do you have your content done?
38. Will your IT person be involved?
39. Do you have a logo? What format is it in?
40. How familiar are you with graphic design best
practices for web designs?
41. What is your current hosting company?
42. Have you been through the complete web design
and development process before?
43. Who are your competitors?
44. How often do you need to update the site?
45. Describe the style of website you are looking for?
46. Is the orginal developer still available?
47. What is your budget?
48. What is compelling about working with us?
49. Do you need an image gallery?
50. Are you are anyone on your staff familiar with
51. Is your logo in Illustrator format?
52. Do you need this to integrate with your existing
identity pieces?
53. How are you going to maintain the site?
54. What software do you have?
55. How did you find us?
56. Did you read any of our blog?
57. What bugs you the most about websites?
58. Do you need any other graphic design help?
59. Do you need social media tools built in, like Digg,
Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, etc.
60. How familiar are you with web standards and web
design best practices?
61. Do you need the website to tie into any particular
3rd party applications?
62. Do you need a contact form?
63. Do you have a domain?
64. Do you have any proposals from other design firms?
65. How important is customization to you?
66. Will you want or need help in making changes? If
so, would you need help routinely?
67. What do you need your website to do?
68. Do you need ecommerce?
69. Have you considered redesigning your logo?
70. Do you have hosting?
71. Have you considered taking a fresh look at your
corporate identity? This a good time to consider
refresh or an entirely new identity.
72. When is the last time you updated the site?