John Semerdjian

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John Semerdjian is the manager and creative director at 'SSS Graphics', a graphic design and advertising studio located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches (Australia).

Hye Etch is the product of months of research, planing and hard work. Some people may not believe when I tell them that this whole site is the work of an individual, but it’s true. I am proud to be the designer and the creator of Hye Etch.

The following few paragraphs will give you a brief insight about “behind the scenes” activities during the creation of Hye Etch.

Hye Etch was designed from ground up. The name Hye Etch (Armenian Page) instigated the overall look and feel of the interface. The idea was to create an online book with the look and feel of a conventional book, with easy to read body text, attractive layout and simple navigation.

The challenge was to design an interface that will be suitable for different screen resolutions and sizes, and reasonably fast enough to download without compromising quality.

The text was gathered from different sources, some were scanned in from books and publications, some were typed in and others copied (with permission) off the Internet. But all had to be formatted to suit the final layout.

The images were no different, most had to be scanned, but all had to be reseized, colour corrected, sharpened and made ready for the Internet.

Each chapter was created separately and then combined as a final product. After months of HTML, Javascript and CGI programming, Hye Etch was born.

Hye Etch is not just a good looking site, it is a rich source of information, written by educators, scholars and people who are experts in their own field. In fact this whole site would not have been possible without the generous contribution of literary and artistic material by these individuals and organisations.

This page is dedicated to all those who have granted me permission to use and publish their hard work on this site. I would like to take this opportunity and thank each and every one of them for their support and good will.

http://www.hyeetch.nareg.com.au/credits.html