AB Website Design Bangkok

I am English and operate website design studios in Bangkok and Songkhla. My clients include leading companies, government departments, NGOs and startups. One of my designs has been published, others have been showcased in website design galleries and articles about coding and programming. Services include website design, e-commerce, responsive design for tablets and smartphones, SEO and social media integration. Shown below is a summary of work we've completed for clients in Bangkok and Europe.

Client: ISO 9001 Council
Sector: Business services
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The ISO 9001 Council in Switzerland is a non-profit organization offering information about the international standard, ISO 9001. The Council has a global membership and has assisted companies in more than 20 countries to achieve full ISO 9001 certification. The website features long, detailed sections describing ISO 9001, its revisions and the documentation required to achieve certification; membership areas allow registered users access to case studies and a moderated forum.

AB Website Design Bangkok was hired by the Council in 2010. The initial brief was to design a formal, corporate-looking website to serve the needs of members worldwide. In 2015 the Council requested a responsive design that would adapt to tablets and smartphones.

Client: Pinnacle Marine Thailand
Sector: Marine / Leisure
Location: Bangkok & Pattaya

Pinnacle Marine Thailand is a yacht brokerage specializing in new and used boats. The company maintains offices in Bangkok and at Ocean Marina, Pattaya. An interesting feature of this website is the home page slideshow: photographs were provided by Pinnacle Marine's dealers and the quality is superb. Photo of stock or pre-owned boats used elsewhere on the site were sourced and uploaded by company staff.

Client access to the website is via a custom-coded content management system (CMS). The system enables the client and designated administrators to add, edit and delete listings. Multiple photo uploads are possible, as is the option to select and crop thumb-sized images. The system also allows YouTube videos to be embedded.


One of my designs, Mozart, has been published: it was described on Amazon as "one of the most visually arresting designs I have ever seen on the whole of the Internet" and in the book Ajax: the Definitive Guide (pp. 333-334) as "an excellent example of just how far CSS in design has come". I made for the design for CSS Zen Garden, an online resource that had a profound impact on the evolution of modern website design. Shown below is a page from the book Microsoft Expression Web for Dummies. The screenshot shows the Mozart design.

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Client: SKJ Ancient Beadart
Sector: Ancient beads / Gemstones
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

SKJ Ancient Beadart is part of a network of Bangkok-based family businesses specializing in old, ancient and antique beads. The company's e-commerce website is one of the largest of its kind on the internet. Beads and other items are generally sourced from established trading partners throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East; rare or one-off pieces are bought at private collection sales and from bead traders passing through Bangkok.

Photography was managed by the client using a digital SLR fitted with a macro lens and a specially constructed lightbox. Most items are accompanied by at least 3 or 4 additional photos; the quality is generally very good.

Client: V.D. & Family
Sector: Home decoration
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

VD & Family are Thailand's première designer, manufacturer and exporter of artificial flowers. The company wholesales to agents worldwide, many of whom place orders worth tens of thousands of dollars.

We first met VD & Family in 2007: the website we made for them at the time was simple, colorful and functional. In November 2016 they asked us to re-design the website, stressing the need for a streamlined content management system and an interface that would adapt seamlessly to tablets and smartphones.


Work in progress

This is a video we're using for a fashion store selling men's casual wear. The clip was produced by TV Nova, the leading television company in the Czech Republic. The website is being designed in Bangkok and Songkhla, and should be completed by the end of March 2017.

Services

Responsive design

As of 2015 all websites we make are responsive, which means they adapt to the different screen widths found on PCs, tablets, netbooks and smartphones. Responsive design, sometimes known as responsive engineering, is now an important part of the development process and something which anyone about to hire a website designer should be aware of.

E-commerce

The quickest way to enable e-commerce on a website is to add a "Buy now" button that links to PayPal. Another approach is to use a dedicated shopping platform such as UltraCart or Shoppify. Weighing up the pros and cons of these and other options is not always easy: factors such as monthly fees, commission, and stock control must be considered carefully.

Logo design

There are three main types of logos: symbols, wordmarks and combination marks. Instantly recognizable symbols include Nike's "tick" and the WWF's black and white panda. The logos for Coca-Cola, Google and IBM are wordmarks. Most logos are combination marks, featuring a symbol and a wordmark. Examples include YouTube and 7-11.

SEO

SEO, or search engine optimization, is an integral part of the website design process. Guidelines published by Google and other search engines must be adhered to; SEO strategies should be transparent and avoid spammy or "black hat" techniques.

CMS

All database-driven websites and any site requiring routine updates will need a content management system (CMS). In its simplest form a CMS enables site administrators to upload and edit content; more complex set ups can be programmed to help manage customer information and generate detailed statistics.

Aesthetics

As far as website design is concerned, aesthetics covers a spectrum of ideas that enhance the presentation and communication of information. Style is also an important consideration: the look and feel of a company website should reflect the company's goals, ethics and heritage.

AB Website Design Bangkok can manage product photography on location, though for specialized assignments we outsource to professional studios in Bangkok or Singapore. We work with HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, PHP and SQL; all code is handwritten. If you're looking for a website design studio to help develop, optimize and maintain your online presence, please get in touch.

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