Website Designer Bangkok

AB Website Design Bangkok

I am an English website designer in Bangkok; I've been working with clients in Thailand, Europe, Australia and New Zealand since 2006. Shown above is a set of logo designs I developed for Thailand's Department of Highways. The design is based on an early 20th century illustration showing an elephant chair seated on a pair of tusks. The logo on the right was eventually chosen for use on the website.

In addition to managing large, corporate clients (including JetAsia Airways in Bangkok and the ISO 9001 Council in Switzerland), I take on small, one-off projects for sole traders and hobbyists. Shown below are some images from a photo gallery I made for a professional photographer in Singapore. The photos depict life in Thailand's southern border provinces.

About me

I grew up just south of London, about 3 miles from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy. I bought my first computer (an Atari 400) when I was 17 and wrote a program to play checkers. The program was quite good, but game play was severely restricted by the amount of memory available back in those days.

Designing, coding and programming websites is fun! I've had the pleasure of working with some great clients, many of whom are truly interesting people. Standouts include a former Wall Street banker who oversaw what at the time was the largest merger in American corporate history, men who own and operate airlines, a New Zealander who's devoted his life to the world of yachting and built a mini-empire catering to boat enthusiasts, and a variety of regular guys whose ambition is infectious and endearing.

Client reviews

When we start working with new clients we usually ask them to point us to a few of their competitors' websites. This is a good way to get a feel for the industry and to see how other companies in the sector are presenting themselves. We also ask clients to think carefully about color: an appealing, well balanced palette will usually consist of no more than two or three different colors, and it's important to choose a combination that will generate the appropriate look and feel.

Typography is an interesting aspect of website design. Most websites use either a serif font (Arial, Tahoma or Helvetica, for example), a sans-serif (such as Georgia, Times or Palatino), or a combination of the two. A standard approach found on many websites is to use serifs for headers and sans-serifs for content. These days it's very easy to embed "exotic" fonts to create a look and feel that's unique, interesting and appealing.

Glossary

AJAX

AJAX is a technology used to add interactivity to web pages. Often used in partnership with server-side scriptiong, it a common feature on many modern websites.

CMS

A CMS, or Content Management System, is an admin area that grants site owners and designated representatives access to a website in order to manage content.

CSS

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, is a website design language used to control the layout and presentation of web pages.

Database

A database is a collection of information. The information might be the names and addresses of your clients, or it could be an inventory of your stock or a listing of room rates and availability at a hotel.

HTML

HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the core language used for making websites.

Javascript

Javascript (sometimes confused with JAVA) is a programming language used to add animation and interactivity to web pages.

PHP

PHP, or PHP Hypertext Protocol, is a programming language used to manage information on the server. It is often used in conjunction with AJAX to control the appearance and content of web pages.

SEO

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, refers to the techniques used to help websites achieve high rankings in search engines. This website, for example, has been optimized for search terms such as website designer in Bangkok.

Server

All websites need to be hosted on a server. Choosing a server is similar to choosing a service provider for a mobile phone: numerous packages are available, and variations in price and quality can be considerable.

SQL

SQL, or Structured Query Language, is a language used for retrieving information from a database.

AB Website Design Bangkok manages a diverse range of clients: we work with corporate entities, start-ups, NGOs and soul traders bursting with ambition. If you're looking for website design studio in Thailand and have a project that requires TLC, devotion and a creative touch, please contact us.

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