This site was created in conjunction with ThinkQuest
2001 Internet Challenge. Our objective is deliver a top-notch
site which educates a user on the sciences of ancient civilisations.
The name, "The Gift of Prometheus", was chosen as
Prometheus, in ancient Greek mythology, was the God who created
fire. Our site aims to let the user explore more on six prominent
ancient civilisations namely Babylon, Cathay, Egypt, India, Greece
and Rome which had made significant contributions to the modern
sciences as we know today. The hand with a burning ball of fire
signifies the discovery to fire, which was considered one of the
earliest and most essential human discoveries.
Look & Feel
It was no mean feat to come up with a satisfactory design due to
the theme of the site itself: sciences of ancient civilisations.
Trying to put up together a site with a medieval look would prove to
be difficult as creating we cannot borrow "ancient" images
from anywhere on the Internet. Hence, we came up with a more
encyclopedic metaphor, a somewhat more modern but soothing feel with
a black background. The user should find that the look and feel of
the site is not too detached from the theme with our logo, the hand
with burning ball of fire and other 3D graphics rendered on 3D
We have tried to make this site as user-friendly as possible with
various small yet useful functions such as help, quick how-to,
glossary and site map options from the top-bar; a search bar and
random fact on the side-bar and various pop-outs within the content
Navigation also has been made simple. We have divided the entire
site into 6 sections, each section comes with its accompanying
sub-sections except for Translate,
which is only one page. Most subsections have their own pages. On
clicking on a sub-section, the links to the pages will be made
available to choose from. To return to the main page of the section,
simply click on name of the section on the top left-hand corner.
Access to the rest of the sections are made available from the links
on the top menu bar.