The koyikkodan treat redesigned
The city of music, food and loads of art felt that as years have passed, the online treat the city gave had to be tastier. When the District Collector asked us if we could take up this challenging task of re-representing what Calicut is in the web space, he had no second thought. Kozhikode is a city we love, as residents of the place for quite some time, we decided to invest our thoughts on the design of the new website (www.kozhikode.gov.in).
Getting a new-age design concept approved for the mostly usual government/administration websites is a tough task and we were lucky enough to get it done easier than expected. The design structure had been well woven like the layers of a Chattippathiri thanks to the time the Collector, Mr. Prasanth Nair, has spent with us to ideate the way the website would look like in the future.
The website, equipped with a powerful Drupal CMS, would welcome you with a Menu that helps you to know everything about Calicut. We have arranged the menu into 5 sections: Explore Kozhikode, Administration, See & Do, Services, and Media.
Explore Kozhikode is the section where you can start your journey from. This section features everything about Calicut that ranges from District Profile, History of Calicut, Climate, Culture, health and education, infrastructure in the district, important phone numbers and other important information useful to the people. The Administration menu gives an idea about the Administration Officers, MLAs and MPs. The See & Do tab tells you what all you can engage in, when you visit Kozhikode. It gives you details about the tourist places, activities that will keep you engaged, where you can eat and drink Kozhikodan dishes with all its hospitality and love, find a place to stay, learn about the culture and heritage of Kozhikode and also find details about transportation means of this beautiful city. The next menu is the services menu. Here you can access the services and links to the online services provided by the District Administration. The media menu in the website will have photo and video galleries featuring Calicut District Administration. We think it is important to let you know what the media is talking about your District Administration officials, especially as the media has started giving importance such news.
Another important item you find in the website is the details about Compassionate Kozhikode. Compassionate Kozhikode has got international recognition and we cannot claim to have a resourceful website about Calicut without mentioning this, compassionate face of the people of Calicut. The website will feature major initiatives under this umbrella, like Hey Auto, Operation Sulaimani, District Collector’s Internship Programme, Savari Giri Giri, Welfare Homes, etc.
The website also features a section listing all the important notifications, link to the official website, major tourist spots, cultural richness of this beautiful district in Malabar in the Home page.
In short, this website is going to be a window to view Kozhikode from around the world. We thank the developers, designers, CK Team, NIC Team, IT mission, the team that helped in Data collection and all those officials who gave us suggestions and opinions about the website throughout the process.