India is home to two noteworthy dialect families: Indo-Aryan (talked by around 74% of the populace) and Dravidian (talked by 24% of the populace). Different dialects talked in India originate from the Austroasiatic and Sino-Tibetan dialect families. India has no national language.[279] Hindi, with the biggest number of speakers, is the official dialect of the government.[280][281] English is utilized broadly in business and organization and has the status of an “auxiliary authority language”;[4] it is critical in training, particularly as a medium of advanced education. Each state and association domain has at least one authority dialects, and the constitution perceives specifically 22 “booked dialects”.

Religions

Primary article: Religion in India

The 2011 statistics announced that the religion in India with the biggest number of adherents was Hinduism (79.80% of the populace), trailed by Islam (14.23%); the remaining were Christianity (2.30%), Sikhism (1.72%), Buddhism (0.70%), Jainism (0.36%) and othersc.[11] India has the world’s biggest Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Zoroastrian, and Bahá’í populaces, and has the third-biggest Muslim populace—the biggest for a non-Muslim lion’s share country.[282][283]

Culture

Principle article: Culture of India

A Chola bronze delineating Nataraja, who is viewed as a vast “Master of the Dance” and delegate of Shiva

Indian social history traverses in excess of 4,500 years.[284] During the Vedic time frame (c. 1700 – 500 BCE), the establishments of Hindu rationality, folklore, philosophy and writing were laid, and numerous convictions and practices which still exist today, for example, dhárma, kárma, yóga, and mokṣa, were established.[23] India is eminent for its religious assorted variety, with Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, and Jainism among the country’s major religions.[285] The dominating religion, Hinduism, has been formed by different authentic schools of thought, including those of the Upanishads,[286] the Yoga Sutras, the Bhakti movement,[285] and by Buddhist philosophy.[287]

Workmanship and design

Fundamental article: Architecture of India

Quite a bit of Indian design, including the Taj Mahal, different works of Mughal engineering, and South Indian design, mixes antiquated neighborhood conventions with imported styles.[288] Vernacular design is additionally very local in it flavors. Vastu shastra, actually “investigation of development” or “design” and attributed to Mamuni Mayan,[289] investigates how the laws of nature influence human dwellings;[290] it utilizes exact geometry and directional arrangements to reflect apparent grandiose constructs.[291] As connected in Hindu sanctuary engineering, it is affected by the Shilpa Shastras, a progression of central messages whose fundamental fanciful frame is the Vastu-Purusha mandala, a square that encapsulated the “absolute”.[292] The Taj Mahal, worked in Agra somewhere in the range of 1631 and 1648 by requests of Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his significant other, has been depicted in the UNESCO World Heritage List as “the gem of Muslim workmanship in India and one of the all around appreciated magnum opuses of the world’s heritage”.[293] Indo-Saracenic Revival engineering, created by the British in the late nineteenth century, drew on Indo-Islamic architecture.[294]

Writing

Principle article: Indian writing

The most punctual artistic compositions in India, formed between 1700 BCE and 1200 CE, were in the Sanskrit language.[295][296] Prominent works of this Sanskrit writing incorporate sagas, for example, the Mahābhārata and the Ramayana, the dramatizations of Kālidāsa, for example, the Abhijñānaśākuntalam (The Recognition of Śakuntalā), and verse, for example, the Mahākāvya.[297][298][299] Kamasutra, the renowned book about sex additionally started in India. Created between 600 BCE and 300 CE in South India, the Sangam writing, comprising of 2,381 sonnets, is viewed as a forerunner of Tamil literature.[300][301][302][303] From the fourteenth to the eighteenth hundreds of years, India’s artistic customs experienced a time of extraordinary change on account of the rise of reverential artists, for example, Kabīr, Tulsīdās, and Guru Nānak. This period was portrayed by a changed and wide range of thought and articulation; as a result, medieval Indian scholarly works varied fundamentally from established traditions.[304] In the nineteenth century, Indian journalists took another enthusiasm for social inquiries and mental portrayals. In the twentieth century, Indian writing was impacted by crafted by Bengali writer and author Rabindranath Tagore,[305] who was a beneficiary of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Grids & Structure

We deploy grid-based layouts ‘behind the scenes’ in all our basic skins. The idea behind these layouts is to provide your website with a solid visual and structural balance from the word go.

These layout structures offer ample flexibility and enhance the visual experience for your visitors, and introduces an easy-to-follow consistency across your site, while allowing you to create and update both design and content in a well thought-out, standardised framework within the constraints of the browser.


Grid-based layouts on the web

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Semantics

Although it’s not always possible we do aim for a certain consistency when it comes to structuring a Tank site. We follow established naming conventions to enable logical hooks into the underlying structure of all our basic skins:

  • header
  • navigation
  • canvas
  • content
  • sidebar
  • footer

If you are familiar with CSS you can edit the properties of the underlying structure of your site easily.


Navigation & Architecture

The idea behind most navigation in a Tank site is that of context-sensitivity - which boils down to the fact that navigation will appear when and where is required. If you add a portfolio images will be thumb-nailed for you and be immediately navigable to larger views of the uploaded media. If you add a blog date archives, categories and RSS feeds will be present automagically. All you need to do is consider your content, and what you want to do with it.


Information architecture

Besides this approach the following options are available to further architect your information according to your requirements.

Global navigation

Content grouped into the global navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the header of a site and demarcates the most important information on your site. The good stuff goes here.

Utility navigation

Content grouped into the utility navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the footer of a site and demarcates the necessary or additional information on your site. Everything else goes here.

Hidden navigation

You can also set content to ‘hidden’ which means it’s only accessible if you either link to it or tell someone where to find it.

A blend between these three options enables you to build almost any site any way you want.


Text & Typography

We use a text-to-HTML conversion tool - a filter - that allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which is converted it to structurally valid HTML for rendering on the web.

In a nutshell it means you use certain characters as formatting commands and you place these characters amongst your text to create certain effects (bolding text) and functionality (linking text).


E.g. headings

You can easily apply the full range of headers (h2 to h6) as follows:

# big heading
## smaller heading
##### smallest heading

E.g. formatting text

Formatting text - bolding text, italicizing text, or even striking text is quite simple. Simply use the basic formatting rules you’ve just seen and surround your text with the appropriate characters.


Typography

We utilise and deploy percentage-based text-sizing, popular font-stacks & web-safe fonts across all our sites. This means that your site is legible and readable from the get-go, but still customisable according to your specifications and personal taste.

There are many resources available if this topic sparks your interest. Please visit the links below for additional information:


Images & Galleries

There are two ways of displaying images in your site: ‘inline’ with the rest of your content, or in sortable collections in a dedicated ‘photo section’ of their own.


Inline images

Images attached to content appear ‘inline’; in other words in the content you place them. The image below has been placed just below this paragraph and is sized automatically according to the width of the container it’s placed in.

That means images look great no matter where you put them. No need to ‘size down’ anything - in fact we recommend uploading your images large enough to cater for higher resolutions.


Inline galleries & slide-shows

If multiple images are attached to content it is possible to ‘string’ these images together into an inline gallery or slideshow. It couldn’t be simpler or easier.


Collections of images

Images can also be placed in order-able collections inside a photo section - a slightly easier way to manage large sets of images as all images are thumb-nailed and placed automatically according to the dimensions of the current skin.