Website Design for York Thai restaurant Khao San Road

Khao San Road Website Design

We have just completed a new website for local York Thai Restaurant, Khao San Road. Khao San Road are often credited as offering the most authentic Thai dining experience outside of Thailand, and so we were happy to be involved in helping them spread the word online. The restaurant is named after the most famous street in Bangkok, a vibrant street with several bars where backpackers meet to discuss their travels.

The brief was to create a website that was fresh, modern and not Flash based. As more and more people browse the internet on smart phones and tablet computers (exact figures vary but the average we have found is around 30%), and with Apple having such a large share of the smart phone and tablet market, designing a Flash based website is not even a consideration. Studies have shown that Flash based websites could be loosing as much as 15-20% of traffic, due to the lack of support from Apples iOS devices. Based on these figures and with one eye on the future, we created a responsive website that would adapt to the screen size depending if it was viewed on a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. We now try to build all our websites using Responsive Web Design techniques as this provides the optimal user experience by reducing to a minimum the need for panning and scrolling on mobile devices. Using the HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript coding structure, the website features some impressive elements such as before and after image flips and animated progress bars and roundels, which we used to showcase the ratings Khao San Road has achieved on a popular independent review site.

Another major aspect of the website design was on page Search Engine Optimisation. Many website design companies don’t correctly optimise on page elements, or if they do, offer it as a secondary service. All the websites York Graphic Designers produce are fully optimised for search engines out of the box and this service is included in the one off fee we charge for the website design. We spend a lot of time researching the latest SEO techniques and enjoy implementing them on our clients websites and seeing their online presence climb up the rankings, the majority reaching the number one spot locally for their desired search term.

If you need help with your website or Search Engine Optimisation, contact us today to see how we can improve your online presence.