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Artumi Systems' Frequently Asked Questions
How big is Artumi Systems?
We have 2 full time employees, Richard and Amanda Fletcher, who are married to each other. Mischa Zurke and Simon Parry are called upon to help with certain projects.
Do you have any jobs available?
We've never been that keen on changing how we do things. Richard and Amanda like the technical work, and aren't so keen on becoming maangers so Artumi Systems has stayed small, and is likely to continue to do so.
What PHP frameworks/CMS's do you have experience with?
- Symphony (1&2)
- Zend Framework
- Prototype (+ Scrtipaculous)
- Some experience with YUI
Have you ever integrated a site with X?
Web applications can talk to each other if designed to. We call this an 'integration'. We have done integrations with:
- Payment gateways: Protx, PayPal, Barclaycard's ePDQ and Worldpay
- Addresses, using an interface provided by Allies Computing and the Postcodes Address File provided by Arc en Ciel Ltd
- Google Maps
- Google Shopping Search
- UK Mail & Yodel
- The DVLA
- Interspire payment modules
- Facebook (via facebook connect)
Do you do graphic design work?
Not really. We specialise on programming. We can create pages that look tidy, but work with professional designers
when a page requires a designer's flair. We did however design this site.
What programming languages do you have experience with?
What databases do you have experience with?
Do you design eBay Shop fronts?
We would work with one of our long term partners to provide this service, as we have done for Online 4 baby.
How old is Artumi Systems?
Artumi Systems started in June 2006
Does Artumi have it's own CMS?
Indeed it does, though we are happy to work with other CMS systems if they are secure enough.
What are Artumi's coding standards?
We code using PHP5, using object orientated programming. We use templates and have a formal structure to our code. We try to code
to XHTML1.0 standard when possible. We use subversion as our VCS.
We would like to write up more on this subject in the future, for those of you who are interested. Please call us if you would like to
find out more.
Why should you choose Artumi?
If you are interested in finding a partner who is responsive to your needs, good at what they do, and around when you
need them, then you will want to work with us.
We have lots of experience with coding and with customers, as our Portfolio
Does Artumi use the MVC design pattern on its own framework?
No. Arguably we use a variation on the MVC pattern, it is close, but it's not MVC.
Which browsers do your sites support?
IE7 and above, Firefox 3 and above, Google Chrome and Safari. We don't build for IE5 and haven't for years as it pre-dates Windows XP. IE6 may be supported depending upon the type of user expected of the site and the
mixture of functions required of the site. IE6 can't do some of what modern browsers can so occasionally
there is a trade off between supporting users of this ancient browser and groovy modern functionality we
want to use to make a website stand out.
Seriously though, what does the name mean?
"Artumi" is the first word I could find which satisfied the following criteria:
- Starts with an A
- Can be said fairly easily
- Can be spelled out quickly
- Had an available domain name
- Referred to the "Art" of programming in some obscure way.
- Didn't mean anything rude in a foreign language.
As it turns out there is a village with the name, but that only appeared on the internet after the
decision had been made.