Press Release - June 2, 2003
15-year-old web designers
company launches a Chicago based clothing company's all Flash
June 2, 2003, London, Ontario, Canada - Keith Peiris, the 15-year-old
President & CEO of Cyberteks Design in London, Ontario announced
today that the first website of the Wepawear.com, a Chicago based
Latin clothing company was launched today.
The significance of this website was the client wanted a Full
Flash E-Commerce website. The client had a very distinct and specific
design of what they wanted their website to be, and felt that
the only way to achieve this was with Macromedia Flash. The challenge
was that they wanted their e-commerce fully integrated within
their Macromedia Flash site. After consulting with various web
design studios from across North America about a full Macromedia
Flash e-commerce site, Wepawear was told "it could not be
done". The client contacted us and we were the only company
to say, "We can do that".
"Wepawear is a fast growing fashion company. I am very honored
and excited about this website contract. We have found only one
website in the world using Full Flash E-Commerce, and Wepawear.com
was a great opportunity to show the world what our company can
do" Said the Cyberteks Design President, 15-year-old Keith
"Our decision to select Cyberteks Design was based on the
quality of their service offering, and we were extremely impressed
with their comprehensive portfolio of websites -- not to mention
the talents of 15 year Keith Peiris." said Wanda Montanez,
one of the owners of Wepawear. "We look forward to an developing
a strong relationship with Cyberteks Design in the coming years."
Given our extensive knowledge of Macromedia Flash/server communication,
implemented on several of our existing clients site (NHL Officials
Association, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, London Knights
Major Junior A Hockey Club) we were confident we could deploy
the entire site with Macromedia Flash. It was then decided that
latest version of Macromedia Flash MX would be the only way to
get the job done quickly and efficiently. Using several of its
new and enhanced features including on-the-fly JPEG Image loading,
the Variable Loading and Sound objects, as well as the flexibility
of the revised Components, we knew we could deliver a fully functional,
dynamic website so what the user sees is entirely in Macromedia
Flash MX - all the way from the homepage to the checkout. The
entire site is fully secured for credit card transactions.
The payment gateway we used was PsiGate from Toronto, Canada.
PSiGate provides Premier Secure Transaction Processing Services
that is a world-class solution deployed on Sun Solaris, Oracle
and Sun Enterprise Servers in a fully redundant, mission critical,
clustered configuration. They are able to ensure maximum performance
while taking into account power, security, disaster tolerance
and bandwidth requirements.
The first thing a customer sees upon entering the site is the
introductory animation. The client felt that the introduction
was extremely important to their online identity. They wanted
the music (composed by a professional musician exclusively for
this site) and visuals to compliment each other in order to reflect
the feel and style of Wepa. The greatest advantages of the Macromedia
Flash player are that it renders the animation on the fly and
is available on a wide range of platforms. The challenge this
created was maintaining the video/audio synching which varied
depending on the performance of the system it was running on.
Using the Sound object and advanced Action Scripting, we were
able to preserve the look and feel of the introduction on the
widest range of platforms.
On the home page the customer is greeted with more colorful music
utilizing the Sound object and audio control is available at the
bottom of the screen. The contact page contains a Macromedia Flash
e-mail form, from which any of Wepa's various departments can
be contacted. All of the product information (names, sizes, colors,
etc.) is loaded from the database. All of the product images are
brought in on the fly using Macromedia Flash MX, eliminating the
step of converting every product image into an SWF. Customers
can add/remove items from their cart and view their cart at any
time. On checkout the customer is taken to a full Macromedia Flash
form. Even the printable receipt is displayed in Macromedia Flash
and an e-mail receipt/confirmation is also sent to the customer.
Using the technology available in Macromedia Flash MX we were
able to create a full Macromedia Flash e-commerce site, from introductory
animation to checkout. Most importantly we were able to provide
an online presence exactly the way the client had envisioned it.
About Cyberteks Design
Cyberteks Design, a Division of Cyberteks Systems Corporation,
headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, is an internationally
recognized dynamic interactive design studio, e-commerce, on-line
marketing and web hosting company.
We specialize in Macromedia Flash web design, e-commerce applications
and search engine registrations. We are a team of highly motivated
designers, dedicated to providing the best services available
in the industry. Our strength is generated from our commitment
to our clients, our industry, our employees, and our communities.
We are sensitive and responsive to our clients' needs and devoted
to their satisfaction. We strive to be fair, honest, courteous,
and professional in all our dealings.
Cyberteks Design can bring life to a static Internet environment.
Our company specializes in developing interactive environments
that capture the visitor's imagination and curiosity. We can create
intriguing front-end designs that captivate and develop back-end
systems that get the job done.
Founded in June, 1999 by the 11-year-old President & CEO,
Keith Peiris, has won several web design awards and recognitions
from top industry professionals, political leaders and news media
around the world. Now the company has several top class professionals.
Some of his accomplishments are listed below. Please visit the
Awards and Press Room sections of the company website for more
For more information:
President & CEO
110 Deveron Crescent, Unit 7
London, Ontario N5Z 4W7