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Q: Which firm designed and developed 1and1.com? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
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Subject: Which firm designed and developed 1and1.com?
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: rsauchyn-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 05 Oct 2004 07:00 PDT
Expires: 04 Nov 2004 06:00 PST
Question ID: 410568
Which firm designed and developed 1and1.com?
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Subject: Re: Which firm designed and developed 1and1.com?
Answered By: till-ga on 05 Oct 2004 09:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
The websites of 1&1 Internet Inc. (and of the german pages) were designed by

metrix internet design GmbH
Augartenstr. 1
D-76137 Karlsruhe
( http://www.metrix.de )
phone: +49 721 597 22-0
fax : +49 72159722-60


I hope this helps to solve your problem.

till-ga

Search strategy:
I visited the german website
http://1und1.de/index.php?&page=impressum&srcArea=un and then called
metrix by phone to get the information.

Request for Answer Clarification by rsauchyn-ga on 05 Oct 2004 13:06 PDT
Thank you very much; it would have taken me all day to dig this up
myself. This is the first time I've tried this tool, and I can assure
you you'll be getting a tip for this one :)

That being said, I'm still not completely clear on who (one or more
companies working as a team) designed AND "developed" the site.

Did Metrix Internet Design GmbH "develop" the site as well, or did
they simply design the graphics while another company developed the
entire site? I am defining development as all of the work involved in
creating a website aside from the graphical design:

- Developing and/or consulting on the overall approach of the site,
its purpose and key initiatives, and its audience and how the site
should be built and structured to appeal to the audience
- Developing and/or consulting on the the different pages that the
site should consist of and its hierarchy, structure, sitemap, etc.
- Organizing, consulting, and/or developing content
- Programming and software development work including creating the
dynamic components (registration systems, etc.)
- Creating the back-end administration, etc.

Also, is Metrix a strickly German-speaking company?

Thanks again for your help.

Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 06 Oct 2004 00:24 PDT
1.
Metrix internet design did in fact just do the design work.
The developement however was done in a cooperation between 1&1 and
elementar mediadesign GmbH. Main focus of the conception was to
increase the usability of the webpages.

You can contact them:
elementar mediadesign GmbH
Gubener Str. 47
D-10243 Berlin
phone: +49 30 29 77 84-0
fax: +49 30 29 77 84-29
http://www.elementar.net

2.
Im sure you will find english speaking people at both metrix and
elementar mediadesign. The english pages of metrix are under
construction at present.


till-ga

Search strategy:
I called elementar mediadesign by phone to get the information.

Request for Answer Clarification by rsauchyn-ga on 06 Oct 2004 11:44 PDT
Hi,

Thanks again. I'm sorry for requesting so much clarification; however,
I really want to get this figured out, and you've been a tremendous
amount of help so far. The question has ended up being worth a lot
more than I initially rated it as that, and, as such, my final rating
will be a lot higher than the initial one.

This should be my last request for clarification:

- Was anyone else involved with the creation of the site, including
writing content, programming, etc.?
- Who was responsible for the project coordination, and essentially
making it all fall into place?
- Did you speak with both companies over the phone in English, or German?

Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 06 Oct 2004 12:22 PDT
1.
As far as I was informed nobody else was involved in the project.
2.
As elementar mediadesign is specialised in full service of media
conception (Agentur fr Konzeption in german)they might have been the
connecting and coodinating firm between 1&1 and metrix. They do
similar works for the Deutsche Telekom and several other companies.
3.
I spoke german with both companies but Im sure you will find english
speaking contact persons in both companies.
Maybe youd want to try to contact the press contact mananger of elementar:
Dirk Seyfert (ds@elementar.net).


till-ga
rsauchyn-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
Very valueable. Answered a question that would have taken me a day to
answer. Also, it turns out that it required a German speaking
researcher, who automatically took on the question, without me even
knowing that the research would lead to a German company.

Rich, useful answer.

Comments  
Subject: Re: Which firm designed and developed 1and1.com?
From: till-ga on 06 Oct 2004 23:40 PDT
 
Thank you very much for the rating and of course for the generous tip.

till-ga
Subject: Re: Which firm designed and developed 1and1.com?
From: rsauchyn-ga on 07 Oct 2004 11:54 PDT
 
You are welcome. You really did save me a tremendous amount of time
with your quick, valueable answers. This is the first time I have used
Google Answers, and I will certainly be using it a lot more often from
now on. In fact, I have already posted another question :)

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