Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Showcase of Official District Websites of Bihar

The showcase of  all 38 district's official websites of Bihar in alphabetical order.

Araria               http://araria.bih.nic.in/

Araria website is simply begging for the content. Sadly, nothing is in focus except 'Bihar Online' advertisement. It's just a careless approach and nothing else. A real bad start for this showcase! Anyway, let's move.

Arwal               http://arwal.bih.nic.in/

Arwal website looks like an official website with the national flag and emblem. The layout is also decent, but still it needs some creativity to make it more relevant and interesting.

Aurangabad           http://aurangabad.bih.nic.in/

The bright colored images covers almost the whole homepage of this website. You'll notice, the thriller effects when the image slides move. I hope, you won't get headache after watching them for a minute. 

Banka               http://banka.bih.nic.in/

Banka website is trying to hide behind this nice scenery picture by placing them at the very center. I wish if they can improve this poorly designed website for better public usage. 

Begusarai           http://begusarai.bih.nic.in/

Begusarai website is a classic example of misinformation; where one page contradicts information given at the other page. The home page is pathetic in shape and layout. If you visit this site most of the pages are still under construction.

Bhagalpur           http://bhagalpur.bih.nic.in/

Bhagalpur website has miserably tried to make the site attractive by filling uneven frames with more unevenly shaped images. Too many visible contrast colors here and there makes this site confusing.

Bhojpur            http://bhojpur.bih.nic.in/

Bhojpur website looks clean and has tried to group relevant information together. But neither it looks like an official nor balanced. It's tilted to one side. One more thing, why are the snaps flipping so fast in the center frame?

Buxar            http://buxar.bih.nic.in/

Buxar website will give a lot of stress to your eyes if you try to read text inside the left or the right frames. The white board in the middle with news & events look too bad especially when it's empty. It's defiantly not a good designed  website for much use.

Darbhanga        http://darbhanga.bih.nic.in/

For Darbhanga website, the color combination of pink and yellow looks horrible. And particularly the blinking effect of the whole site index  is useless. This official site needs a great attention.

EastChamparan        http://eastchamparan.bih.nic.in/

The partially visible banner trying hard to come out from the congested space already filled with so many images. Here the most interesting feature is the multi colored buttons in the left frame, but the weak link is, it has hardly anything related to East Champaran. Few unaligned rectangular boxes in the middle are looking so immature.

Gaya            http://gaya.bih.nic.in/

This official website of Gaya looks so simple but having so many hyperlinks, dummy links as well, around Buddha make this site not very appealing.  We expected it to be a world-class.

 Gopalganj        http://gopalganj.bih.nic.in/

The flashy banner, blinking whole notice board, and bright colors have made this official website of Gopalganj look very very ordinary. Especially the hyperlinks in the right frame blinks so fast, you will  have a tough time to read them completely even with normal eyesight.

Jamui            http://jamui.bih.nic.in/

Haven't we seen the similar design before. So the same comments here for Jamui as well. This site seriously needs re-balancing. The contents are not evenly and logically distributed.  The image at the center could have been improved.

Jehanabad        http://jehanabad.bih.nic.in/

Jehanabad website looks empty with some scattered hyperlinks in the middle. The national flag and emblem making it look like an official. But it needs more than that.

Kaimur            http://kaimur.bih.nic.in/

Kaimur official site has surprised me with its simplicity and sensible uniform design across the site. No misuse or overuse of colors or more than necessary slide shows or distracting blinkers. However, there are problem here as well, but it's nice to see it. 

Katihar            http://katihar.bih.nic.in/

Too wide frame in the middle to adjust the building image and overlapping text contents in different colors looks awful. Use of yellow to show useful links only in the left separates it from the rest of the parts of this site.Definitely they are not in sync. And finally, if your monitor screen is not too wide you need to scroll a lot horizontally to know what's hidden to your right.

Khagaria        http://khagaria.bih.nic.in/ 

Khagaria website would have been better if they could have aligned their content properly and had not used too may fonts. The bright colored blinking lights effects in the left is working here as a repellent.

Kishanganj        http://kishanganj.bih.nic.in/

Kishanganj website tried very differently and ended up making it a terrible site to watch with a dark background in combination with the bright red bold fonts. You'll end up scrolling down a lot to get info. The only thing to see here is artistically painted district map and nothing else.

Lakhisarai        http://lakhisarai.bih.nic.in/

The Lakshisarai website simply has no idea or at least not tried to put the things together to make it nice. This site is too boring to see. Some rectangular shaped boxes in the middle and a green frame are the only visible elements here.

Madhubani      http://madhubani.bih.nic.in/

Again this Madhubani site layout and design we have already seen before. So nothing new to say except for this beautiful painting in the middle. But even this great painting is not able save this site to say that it's not been designed well. However it is trying unsuccessfully to make the overall site look balanced by putting colored district map. A lots need to do here.

Madhepura        http://madhepura.bih.nic.in/

If you love puzzles come to this Madhepura official website. With so may text scrolling simultaneously in different directions and flipping pictures gives a challenge to the viewers to focus on a thing they are looking for. They must need to work here to give it a pleasant and smooth look.

Muzaffarpur        http://muzaffarpur.bih.nic.in/

More or less it looks like an official site for litchi and definitely not for Muzzaffarpur . Here nothing else is in focus. This site gives a feeling that there is nothing much to show if you are official. The title background, left index frame and the big picture in the middle are no way in sync. It looks odd.

Munger            http://munger.bih.nic.in/

This very big picture of the district office covers almost the entire site of Munger. The hyperlinks over bubble background seems wet, hence not very clearly visible. The overall theme here is to show this office and the water effect. They must work on it to give a good image of Munger.

Nalanda            http://nalanda.bih.nic.in/

This Nalanda site is just waiting to get it completed. Here hardly anything is in the final stage, surprisingly the inner pages are in much better shape then the home page. This page gives very unusual hollow look when it's left bare at the center too often. It's not at all pleasant site to look for.

Nawada            http://nawada.bih.nic.in/

If you come to this site you really need to confirm first by looking at either url or some texts around that assures you are probably viewing Nawada official website. With just the left frame they lost the plot and went blank for rest of the space. With tiny waterfall snaps in middle they think they have done it. Guys! Please help them!

Patna            http://patna.bih.nic.in/

Out of all the above sites Patna is the only one I found in much better shape and with uniform layout and effective colors across the site. Of course with the few glitches there are scope to make it a really nice and useful site to look for. But anyway, so far this is the best!

Purnea            http://purnea.bih.nic.in/

Again, this is the site where it's tough to know where the viewer is. There is no greetings or anything which tells here that you are at Purnea official website. However this site has tried to be decent by avoiding any bright colors. With empty headlines and open spaces in the middle, I wont say it's too bad, but also not that much good. 

Rohtas           http://rohtas.bih.nic.in/

Rohtas official website with bizarre banner alignment has gone haywire. The left, the right  and the extreme right frames look unplanned and extremely unstructured. But, there are really nice and informative images sliding in middle which could have been used in right sized frame effectively as a great resource to this site.  They have to look these issues to make a beautiful and informative site for the people.

Saharsa            http://saharsa.bih.nic.in/

Saharsa website has nicely surprised with the innovative look for the official site. It's rare to see this layout,  design and color for the official portal. So great thanks for this. By the way, I am talking mainly on the design and look of the site today but I'll encourage you guys to reflect this hard work and vision across the site to make it really informative and useful.

Saran            http://saran.bih.nic.in/

The lot of tabs on this Saran official website would have made a lot of sense had they been ordered or grouped logically. The paragraph alignment went weird for the first few lines. The incomplete and low resolution  building snaps are neither adding attraction nor giving information to the home page. It needs to improve a lot.

Samastipur        http://samastipur.bih.nic.in/

Samstipur official website has not at all been designed for public usage or for the sake of sharing useful or needful information. The sinking tab, partially hidden banner and blank white body tells a complete story. The font in the left frame are too small to view even for the normal eyesight. The other advertising or new links are also not less distractive. The whole site needs to be restructured. It's really not a nice and useful place until they make it. I hope.

Sheohar            http://sheohar.bih.nic.in/

Sheohar official website is no different from any other not so good-looking site. However it has tried partially to make this a simple and decent portal till the left frame, but lost the vision thereafter and scattered the the other info in the middle. The bare calender here is telling the rest of  the story.

Sheikhpura        http://sheikhpura.bih.nic.in/

Sheikhpura website looks too obsessed with colors. At the first look with the variety of bright colors without any apparent justification seems unusual. Anyway if we leave colors and look around, we see the problems here are the absolutely not clearly visible hyperlinks with the matching background. The colorful map in middle is good but texts are not clear even with the enlarged size. The only thing that looks clean here is the tabs at the top which is making this site worth to surf.

Sitamarhi        http://sitamarhi.bih.nic.in/

Sitamarhi website seems to break the convention by putting the list of hyperlinks and the scrolling noticeboard right into the middle. It's simply looking too unconventional and out of sync. The choice of bright yellow color for the top and the for left frame is simply not working. They should work on it make it better.

Siwan            http://siwan.bih.nic.in/

Siwan website's simplistic approach is really nice. Besides being a simple they have a good amount of information as well. However they could have been made visually more appealing but it's not bad, as we have seen in the other cases.

Supaul            http://supaul.bih.nic.in/

Supaul website's ranking can be one among  the least useful official district websites with the most obvious point of focus on the district map. Sparsely filled site index and some basic information in the bottom with a basic calender at the corner, it's neither a informative nor visually engaging website.

Vaishali        http://vaishali.bih.nic.in/
With the fantastic scenery here everything else has taken a back seat for Viashali's official website. However with careful art, the other important and useful information can be shared in the same breath without making the image ugly. Here, the site index looks completely  came out of the blue. A long way to go for this site!

WestChamparan        http://westchamparan.bih.nic.in/

Even for West Champaran, I have nothing more to say what I have said earlier. It has laid out some of the parts beautifully but need to highlight and give more space for the useful information instead of placing a big state map right into the middle.


Anonymous said...

Use ful information on ur blog....

pankaj said...

see munger web site again and then comment

Dhananjay said...

@pankaj, I saw it. It's now improved.