CRAIC Technologies develops UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions for clients worldwide. They build instruments to collect images and spectra of sample features ranging from sub-micron to hundreds of microns in size. Essentially, they make a "looking glass" that can see incredibly small sizes!
Their products include UV and NIR microscopes, instruments and software to measure thin film thickness and colorimetry on the microscopic scale, UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometers, automation solutions and many other tools in this field.
They also have some very informative content in their site that educates people on these types of scientific tools.
The ones I found the most interesting in how they function were:
- What is a spectrophotometer? This is a great page to understand what a spectrometer is and how it is used. This scientific instrument is used to measure the spectra of microscopic samples. A photometer that can peer into the spectra of the microscopic must be able to see some pretty neat things!
- How does a spectrophotometer work and its design? This article elaborates further on the design and function of a spectrophotometer. Very cool!
- Before working on CRAIC's website, I knew nothing about Raman Science. I find it very interesting to consider the possible Raman Spectroscopy applications after reading article about what is a Raman Microspectrometer.
As a web consulting guru, I am very fascinated with the development of these technological devices, the software that runs them and the ability it provides to pay attention to the details.
Web Development Notes
For this project, we were involved in Joomla web consulting, Joomla theme and component customizations, search engine and user optimizations, and some basic web development.
The key goal for this project was to upgrade Joomla from 1.5 to the latest version as well make the site more mobile friendly. We worked hand in hand with CRAIC Technologies web team to help them complete the Joomla website. While they manage the web site we are available as an on-line helping hand when we are needed.
We have also been helping to refine, optimize and provide SEO (Search Engine Optimizations) for CRAIC. This has helped make the site load up faster for desktop and mobile devices.
The Joomla Content Management System (CMS) was the perfect tool which allows CRAIC to integrate many core functionalities and tools like docman within their website.