Custom web development
SWAP offers you many options when you require a web site. We can advise on important aspects such as branding, visual or corporate identity, data and content presentation and ultimately adapt to your needs and specifications. Thanks to our web development framework and templating system, we are able to easily and quickly cater to the most common needs within OD Nature. But for complex web applications or specific project needs, we can also tackle bespoke web development.
National and international projects
When a project is not fully internal to OD Nature, the template options are modified so as to provide balance between project partners, putting less emphasis on the Directorate. A simplified template is available for such cases but custom design options are also at our disposal.
Conferences and special events
A general template exists for scientific conferences, special events or mini-sites that need to be available on very short notice yet must display some specific design choices (e.g. colour schemes). The template can easily be configured through the use of about 25 stylesheet options.
Unique visual identities
Sometimes, projects require their own visual identity. SWAP can offer a bespoke web development service, build your identity from scratch, design logos and offer multiple presentation options. We favour clean, no non-sense design and typography that puts your data and results first.
Complex web applications
The ability to model, transform, visualise and exchange data is an inherent part of scientific research. SWAP therefore builds complex, interactive web applications tailored to your project's needs. We can make use of databases, mathematical model results, geo-located data or gather information from various sources, provide administrative interfaces, deal with data exportation, set up systems with individually registered users,… We carefully plan the application with you and keep you in the loop during the entire development process.
Example: our OSERIT web application
OSERIT (currently being migrated to odnature.naturalsciences.be) is a 3D oil drift and fate model accessible through a user-friendly web application. Complex, real-life scenario-based simulations can be setup to fit a wide range of emergency situations that might arise at sea. A powerful visualisation tool allows for an in-depth analysis of simulation results.
Do you need a web site for your team or a project?
9 September 2014
We've migrated a first batch of mumm.ac.be web sites to our OD Nature framework.
1 September 2014
We're busy making our production server available. The first web sites will soon become available.