When making web based solutions it is easy to overlook many internal aspects that are kept under the hood. For this reason we will say a couple of words about our practical competences.
Scalability under heavy load
When programming an engine for the newspapers from Estonian Media corporation (Postimees, Pärnu Postimees, Virumaa Teataja, Postimees Travels) we have witnessed the increase in page views, from 50 000 pages a day to 240 000 pages (approx. 20 pages per second on peak times). The speed is one of the key factors in site usability, and so the quick response times under
heavy load is vital to the site's success. Countless hours of optimization has made the servers ready for 5 times the load that
they are witnessing now.
Different language environements
Most organizations deals with its partners and clients in more that one language. When making the administrative environment for Estonian Embassies around the world (thirty-six embassies using over 20 languages) we dived right into the babel of different alphabets, charsets, diacritical marks and graphical font rendering.
In addition to tradional web based solutions we have made application in other environments. For example the infokiosks (Culturepoint i-kiosk in Antwerpen, Belgium; Hansabanks i-kiosks), mobile internet (wap portal for Finnish Razorfish), presentations (slide series "Estland I" for German exposition, materials for the World Expo in Hannover 2000), CD-ROMs (Regio CD-Atlas 2000) and ATM design (Hansabank).