We were approached by Edgar after he found our website and was impressed by our portfolio. He was in the process of opening a new bar & club and wanted a website to advertise it, but he wasn’t in a rush to launch the website, the completion timescale he requested was four months.
The main purpose of Edgar’s website was to allow people to make reservations and to advertise his clubs exotic drink menu and exciting events. He had a fixed food & drink menu and wanted a page to list all of his drinks with each drink linking to an individual page providing more information. The same was required for events, but they would be dynamically fetched from a Google Calendar.
Edgar wanted most of website content to be static as he did not see any requirements to regularly update the site, for this reason we developed the site using our Brochure development service. A design was already provided in form of a Photoshop mockup, after some small changes to the design (requested by Edgar) we began the development of the website. We built this site using the responsive framework Bootstrap, Edgar expected the majority of his visitors to be using mobile devices.
We developed the dynamic events page by creating a simple class that worked with the Google Calendar API, this class fetches calendar events and caches them for improved site loading speeds. The details from each event were displayed on an individual page with the ability for Edgar and his staff to provide more details from the staff section of the website. Edgar uses an Excel spreadsheet to manage reservations, when reservations were requested, an availability check was performed and the status returned to the user preventing double bookings.
The website took 127 hours to develop.
Edgar and his staff were very impressed with the website we built for them. Reservations were fully booked within one day of the website launching!